Heidi Klum and Seal announce divorce

Despite public appearances over the years proclaiming their undying love, Seal and Heidi Klum who announced their split three months ago, have filed for divorce. According to People magazine, Heidi Klum filed for divorce Friday afternoon.

The beautiful power couple were married since 2005 and have four children together. Klum also has another daughter from a previous relationship. The seven year marriage was seen as unusually successful for celebrity marriages.

In late January the couple stated that although they enjoyed their marriage they were separating, “While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul searching we have decided to separate. 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 divorce decree filed by Klum states that her and Seal had “irreconcilable differences.” The couple have filed for joint custody, although Klum will have physical contact and allow Seal to have visitation rights.

Seal has also spoken out about the marriage and the split. Seal confided to Ellen Degeneres on her show that the couple had attempted to work through their issues and they did the best they could to make it work but they had simply grown apart.

Heidi Klum modeling at The Heart Truth Fashion...

Heidi Klum modeling

Klum concurred in March in a story in Elle magazine. She also admitted that all couples struggle in marriage. Klum has voiced her concern about the publicity surrounding the divorce and hopes for the children’s sake that the information printed and reported will stay positive. She stated she does not “think it’s necessary — especially for our children — to have the lows being printed in magazines and talked about.”

Klum became known when she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition and the Victoria Secret Catalog. She has also broadened her career with several acting stints on Sex and the City and Spin City.

She has remained busy through the years with shows such as Project Runway, which allows contestants to compete for a chance to display their fashions in New York during Fashion week and also hosting Germany’s Next Top Model in 2005. Additionally, she has developed a clothing line, perfume line, jewelry and shoes.

Seal is a British soul singer/songwriter who has had a successful career spanning more than a decade. According to Wikipedia, his records have sold more than 20 million copies internationally.

The couple reportedly signed a prenuptial agreement which allowed for their assets to remain separate. According to reports there is also no community property for the couple to separate. Klum has reportedly asked that the judge rejects any requests for spousal support.

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