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Divorce Watch: Heidi Klum and Seal

A photo of Heidi Klum and Seal

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.”

And if that wasn’t enough talking for you, Seal is all set to tape an interview today for Ellen DeGeneres‘ show. How sad do you think that will be to watch?

Are we all caught up now? Do we all feel nice and gutted? This was a great way to start the morning, huh?