Heidi Klum is back on the singles list. The supermodel has finally obtained her divorce from British singer Seal, after two years of battling it out in courts. A Los Angeles Superior Court finalized the divorce on Tuesday, according to reports from the couple’s divorce attorneys.
Seal, and the 41-year old Klum were married in 2005, and share four children together. The news of their separation first filtered in in April of 2012 amidst rumors of infidelity, which were no doubt rubbished by the couple’s media reps. Three months later, the pair was headed for divorce and the long drawn court-room drama has only just ended.
Singer’s violent anger led to split
Heidi is known for her stint as a supermodel and her TV appearances for ‘America’s Got Talent’ and as host of the popular model-hunt show ‘Project Runway’. She started dating British singer Seal in 2003 and was engaged to him in December of the following year. Many people wonder why she chose him based on the fact that she appeared to be out of league. A lavish wedding in Mexico in May 2005, marked the beginning of the couple’s married life. But within days the media was abuzz with news that all was not well in the supermodel’s world.
There were reports of constant affairs―though who cheated on whom is still very debatable―and Seal’s out-of-control temper was discussed more than once. In fact, when the couple separated in 2012, the main reason for the split was presumed to be Seal’s violent anger which scared Heidi and their kids. On top of the looks department, this is another reason that some people wondered why Heidi chose Seal. But it was discussed on a Jay Leno show when Heidi was a guest that she did used to take Seal on trips he did not want to go on.
Heidi and Seal have four children together – two daughters; Leni, 10, and Lou, four, and two sons; Henry, eight, Johan, seven – and for the sake of their kids, they tried to remain amicable throughout the separation. The ex-couple were spotted many a times at their children’s events together, tagging along industry watchers on a “are-they-are-they-not” game for some time.
Heidi Klum and SI’s annual swimsuit issue were a match made in heaven.
The “Kiss from a Rose” hit maker even hinted at a possible re-union. But all of that has now come to naught. On Tuesday, the couple were officially divorced and Heidi is back to being Heidi Klum (yes, she had asked for her name back).
No big fights for the ex-couple
The couple’s divorce attorneys have refused to divulge any information about the sharing of assets and the custody of the four children. However, sources close to the stars say that the divorce proceedings were stalled because Heidi and Seal had not signed a pre-nuptial agreement. Somewhere down the line they decided to opt for a post-nup and agreed to keep much of their earnings separate.
A property settlement was supposedly reached months ago, and the couple reportedly did not engage in any big fights over their shared assets. In spite of their personal problems, the pair has always put up a united front for the sake of their kids and shied away from publicly trashing each other which is really commendable.
While Seal’s career has not seen any big leaps of late, Heidi has been on a roll since the divorce. She was first linked to her bodyguard, Martin Kirsten, and is currently dating 28 year old art collector beau Vito Schnabel. Klum is a work of art and all those SI pictures of her on the swimsuit edition verify that.