One of my favorite things about celebrities is how often they make announcements about making announcements. Probably my favorite example of this is that time that crazy Michael Lohan chose to make a statement saying that he would no longer be making statements about Lindsay, but Seal did this too, remember? He made his own statement to talk about why he keeps talking about his and Heidi‘s divorce. It’s crazy to me, but it always cracks me up.
On all the rumors: “I feel like I’m in the eye of the tornado. It’s emotions inside of your body that are a tornado. And then the outside world doing all this craziness—with you wanting it or not wanting it—is another tornado. But as hard as it is, so is life.”
On keeping quiet: “People don’t need to know who did what. I don’t want to talk positively or negatively about the ups and downs that we had. Every couple goes through things. Unfortunately, we’re in the public, so the highs are out there. But I don’t think it’s necessary—especially for our children—to have the lows being printed in magazines and talked about. I’m a lioness. I have four cubs. I’m a mom. I want to take care of my kids and protect them. I don’t want to talk about them, or him, or me.”
On when she feels the most beautiful: “To be honest, it’s with my children. In my job, people tell you that all the time: ‘This shoot was great. You look amazing.’ But you never know what they say when you turn away. But the kids don’t edit anything. When they kiss you and tell you they love you and say, ‘Mama, you’re the best’—that’s really the only thing you care about.”
On Seal’s recent behavior: “He’s a grown man. I can’t tell him what to do and what not to do. It’s hard.”
On her seemingly perfect marriage: “To the outside world, you don’t really share all the things that happen. You kind of share just the most amazing sides. But I don’t really want to get into any of that stuff. With my life, my family, my business — I want to go forward. I feel like already there are so many things being said about us — about him, about me. I’m not going to comment. Otherwise it makes you angry. You can’t always call and say, ‘This is not true, but this part is true.’”
I can’t believe I live in a world where I have to do this, but … Team Heidi! Ugh.
March 9, 2012 at 9:30 am by Emily
When you publicize your marriage as much as our marriage was publicized, when you renew wedding vows, when you do all those things … you’re giving people a picture of an ideal relationship that people aspire to.
…When it goes south, you can’t all of a sudden take the philosophy of a monk and decide to go for a vow of silence. It doesn’t really work like that. I respect my wife’s decision not to talk about that, but I felt that people at least deserved some kind of explanation why the picture of the ideal wasn’t what they thought it was.
You hear that? We all deserved to know.
OK: last week Emily reported that Seal and estranged wife Heidi Klum are dunzo for good. That report corroborated earlier rumors that Klum—who at one point had extended hope for reconciliation—has become way too miffed at Seal’s big mouth.
February 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm by Jenn
Move along, friends! Nothing to see here! Nope, nothing much happening at all, I just lost every piece of faith I ever had in anything, no big deal! Really, it’s fine, haven’t you ever seen a girl who just had everything she ever believed in proven wrong?
Multiple sources tell PEOPLE that although the couple originally hoped to reconcile, a reunion might not be in their future after all.
“They had both been wearing their wedding rings and had mutually thought they might be able to work it out,” one source says. “But it doesn’t look like it’s going that way.”
In fact, less than a month after the couple confirmed they were separatingafter nearly seven years of marriage, Seal was spotted sans wedding ringe arlier this week in Australia – a contrast from his earlier sentiment that he had “no intention of taking [his ring] off anytime soon.” Klum has been spotted out without her ring as well.
The couple also spent Valentine’s Day in different countries, as Seal worked on The Voice in Australia. Klum, 38, kept close company with her friends in Los Angeles at the Soho House.
Earlier in the month, it was business as usual for the supermodel mom and their brood: Leni, 7, Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2.
Between karate and ballet classes, “Heidi was in a good mood,” a source tells PEOPLE. “She seemed happy to be back to her regular Saturday routine with her kids.”
Although Seal returned to the States to see his children before he jetted Down Under, he did not spend much time with Klum, the source adds.
“They have had very little contact and Heidi wants to keep it this way,” the source says. “She feels less stressed out now and feels it’s best to be away from Seal, so she doesn’t get confused about her feelings.”
The source adds: “She is moving forward with the divorce.”
This news made me so sad that I actually almost put a frowny face in the headline. In case you don’t understand what I’m saying, a frowny face always denotes unspeakable tragedy and sorrow. And that’s precisely what the divorce of Heidi Klum and Seal is, and it’s not in me anymore to pretend that things are going to be all right. Because sometimes things aren’t all right. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Sometimes true love dies. Sometimes someone goes out for cocktails in her pajamas at 10:00 in the morning because sometimes everything is awful and horrible and wrong in the entire world.
But how are you guys holding up through all this?
February 20, 2012 at 6:30 am by Emily
Does anyone else have a weird feeling about Seal? Like, maybe he’s using the media to communicate to his estranged wife, Heidi Klum? The man hasn’t been able to shut up ever since the erstwhile lovebirds publicly announced their separation—Heidi, meanwhile, has remained elegantly mum.
But what’s this! Seal was spotted in an airport in Sydney yesterday. And he has FINALLY REMOVED HIS WEDDING RING.
And that isn’t all! Check out that ridiculous yellow manicure! It’s almost as if Seal really really really wants Heidi to notice he isn’t wearing his wedding ring right now. (Also, sexy nail polish, bro.)
I read somewhere that Seal really dashed his chances for reconciliation ever since he went on that ridiculous media tour/bender. I can’t cite my source, here, but it’s a pretty good bet anyway.
In the meantime, Heidi Klum is still wearing her wedding band.
Verdict: Seal is a big baby. He is the hugest baby. Ugh.
(Image via INF Daily.)
February 16, 2012 at 10:30 am by Jenn
Most recently, he talked about the breakup with Piers Morgan (who I, personally, would not trust with so much as an Easy-Bake Oven).
“It doesn’t really make sense,” Seal said in an appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight. “The truth of the matter is all I can tell you most sincerely is that it wasn’t any one particular thing.”
Seal couldn’t say enough nice things about Klum, “this most fantastic woman.” He said he hadn’t removed his ring because, “It stands for respect. It stands for loyalty. It stands for incredible memories.”
Will they ever reconcile? “Never say never,” Seal said. “I’m not going to sit here and BS you and tell you we haven’t had problems. Of course we’ve had problems—otherwise why are we splitting up?”
Nevertheless, he said, “My love for her has not waned one iota.”
So here is what we know:
- Numerous things contributed to the couple’s breakup
- Seal is still in love with Heidi
- Seal will keep right on wearing his wedding ring
- As of this afternoon, Heidi is still wearing her wedding ring
- Seal, without saying it directly, holds out hope for reconciliation
This is just a guess, but people are really, really fascinated with the whole Seal/Heidi breakup because, seriously, WTH? (Also, the breakup is beginning to sound like Heidi’s idea.)
Seal attempted to explain the rationale to Access Hollywood:
“There is nothing to reconcile. We haven’t fallen out,” the singer explained. “We’re not getting divorced. We’re not even legally separated. We are separated. The reality of the situation is we have grown apart. And so… is there a chance of us getting back together? Honestly, Billy, I don’t know. I don’t know the answer to that.”
And then there’s this!
Seal, who is still wearing his wedding ring, said his focus is making sure the woman he fell in love with is content.
“My main priority is that [Heidi] is happy. I just want her to be happy,” he continued. “I want our children to be happy, of course. But I want her to be happy. It’s always been like that.”
Adding, “We’re both pretty smart people and both of us understand that the healthy thing to do right now is to not live a lie because of our children. Forget what the outside world thinks…. The priority is my wife and our children. And I put that before anyone else. And so my first agenda is to figure out what is best for that situation. Everything else will take care of itself.”
Certain smuthounds are muttering that this whole romantic dissolution is, in fact, a hoax, intended to boost sales of Seal’s latest album Soul 2.
But I, for one, give the couple the benefit of the doubt. Fingers crossed for them.
January 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm by Jenn
Hold up, is the actual purpose of a divorce watch to keep an eye on a couple who is suspected to split? Oh man, did I mess this up already?
Oh well, I’ll call it a draw. Heidi and Seal aren’t divorced yet, but they are well on their way. I say that because even though the couple’s statement was that they were planning on a separation, the word is that Heidi is going to go for gold and finish this sucker off completely:
Heidi Klum did not make a snap decision to divorce Seal. She’s interviewed a number of the best divorce lawyers in L.A. over the last 2 weeks … TMZ has learned.
Our sources say Heidi has already selected one of the lawyers based on her interviews, and as we first reported, she has already decided she will file for divorce.
We’re told the interviews with the lawyers were conducted at a secret location because Heidi was concerned about a leak.
We’re told all of the lawyers she met with have repped a number of celebrity clients — the attorney’s are among the most prominent in town.
And there’s a twist. Seal can’t hire any of the lawyers Heidi rejected because she shared confidential information with them, so representing Seal would create a conflict of interest. The good news for Seal — there are still other good divorce lawyers to be had.
Smooth move, Heidi! Way to screw over your soon-to-be ex-husand, who, by the way, is still wearing his wedding ring.
Speaking of Seal, he’s already spoken out about the breakup:
Despite the pain from his split with Heidi Klum, Seal says he believes the pair can avoid a messy breakup.
“In terms of our love and respect for each other, it hasn’t changed at all,” he says in an interview airing Friday on Tavis Smiley on PBS. “And I think that when two people feel that way about each other, it is easy – it is easier to make that transition.”
Seal adds that their children “are our first priority” and that the pair can still remain friends “especially when there are other things to take into consideration like family.”
“What one has to do in this situation is remain civil and to retain one’s dignity and to be professional and to understand that we are not the only people on this planet that go through this,” he says. “It is just unfortunately a chapter of life.”
Are we all caught up now? Do we all feel nice and gutted? This was a great way to start the morning, huh?