Project Runway host Heidi Klum and musician Seal have confirmed the speculations of their separation by releasing a joint statement last Sunday. It reads:
“While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul searching we have decided to separate,” the couple wrote. “We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart. This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition. We thank our family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support. And for our children’s sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy.”
The two met in 2004 and got married in Mexico the following year. They had 3 kids – Henry Gunther, 6, Johan Riley, 5, and Lou, 2.
Klum previously got married to celebrity hairstylist Ric Pipino. She also had a daughter (Leni, 7) with Italian entrepreneur Flavio Briatore. She met Seal while she's pregnant with Leni and he was present when she gave birth. Seal, 48, later adopted the child.
The two are known to renew their vows every year during their anniversary. It's just so sad that there won't be any more ceremony on their supposed 7th year on May 10th.