January 23, 2012 08:00 AM by Ashley Lee
It’s official: after much speculation over the weekend about a pending separation, Project Runway host Heidi Klum and singer Seal have now confirmed that they are filing for divorce after almost seven years of marriage. Read on for the official statement from the couple…
We first reported on Saturday that Heidi Klum will file for divorce from Seal as soon as possible and will be citing “irreconcilable differences” as the cause for divorce.
Yesterday, the two have officially announced their separation in an exclusive statement to People:
“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.”
Seal and Heidi Klum have three children together: Henry Günther, 6, Johan Riley, 5, and Lou, 2. Seal also adopted Leni, 7, who is Heidi’s daughter from a previous relationship with Italian entrepreneur Flavio Briatore.
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