Last night, Seal jetted out of the country to continue on his world tour. The singer was pictured still wearing his wedding ring (and yes, we checked that it is the same ring, on the same hand).
The singer, who was photographed at LAX last night, explained to Piers Morgan earlier this week the significance of not taking the ring off.
“Because I’m still married to this incredible woman,” he said. “And you don’t all of a sudden one day to the next—unless you’re those type of people—just say I hate you and take off your wedding ring. What this means to me and what it stands for, it stands for respect. It stands for loyalty, it stands for incredible memories and it stands for these four little miracles and Heidi making five that have come into my life over the past eight years.
Meanwhile, in other Heidi/Seal developments, the supermodel’s Audi Q7 car was yesterday towed from the gated community where she lives….a sign, perhaps that she’s moving out whilst he is away?
As more and more details come to light as why Heidi Klum and Seal’s seven-year union collapsed, one thing is for sure: They won’t be fighting over their vast fortunes Life & Style magazine reports the following.…
IfHeidi KlumandSealdecide to divorce after their separation, both are covered. A source close to the supermodel confirms toLife & Style: “Yes, there is a prenup”, which is a good thing for Heidi, whose career has exploded in the years since they’ve been married.
“In 2005, when they got married, the career situation was a bit different. Heidi has really had way more success than Seal since then,” says the source.
The mom of four certainly has a lot to protect. From her modeling, television shows, jewelry line, website and other ventures, she has earned an estimated fortune of around $70 million. Her musician husband, meanwhile, is said to have a net worth of around $15 million. The couple also own a $14.2 million mansion in the Brentwood section of LA.
The insider reveals that Heidi initiated their split. “She was the one to hire the attorney,” an associate of Heidi’s tellsLife & Style. “She wanted to be in charge and make sure that he knew that she was leaving him.”
On Sunday Jan. 22, the couple announced their separation after nearly seven years together. But that announcement came after an intensive last-ditch attempt to keep their relationship on track.
“They holed up for 48 hours and tried to make it work, but they couldn’t,” an insider says.
The couple married in Mexico on May 10, 2005, and have four children, Leni, 7, Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2.
It was the most buzzed -about news over the weekend, and there was endless speculation as to whether the news of Heidi Klum and Seal’s divorce was, in fact, imminent.
Now, the pair have confirmed the news of their marriage being over with a statement to people.com.
“While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate,” they said
“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 couple are parents to Leni, 7, Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2.
And another couple bites the dust, which leads us to the question of who is headed for splitsville next?
Six years ago, we watched as two seeming opposites fell in love, got married, had children, and ceremoniously and ostentatiously renewed their marital vows each year—with their kids in tow! Could you hear the communal sigh, as people wished that they, too, could enjoy such romance? But now there’s trouble in paradise. Do we care? Believe it or not, this couple’s marital discord does affect us!
As a culture without a royal pecking order, we have become celebrity rubberneckers. Celebs are our royalty, and we look to them for templates of what we want and what we want to avoid.
We suddenly see that this celebrity couple is just like us, and that they’ll grow or derail from their rocky patches. In full view, we’ll watch them discover that Cinderella’s castle is cracked. I hope they’ll learn that cracks let in the light, our only source of growth.
Anyone can divorce—and 50% of our population does. But the true test is to ride the tide, and smooth the kinks that accompany life. We will see whether Seal and Heidi have that kind of wherewithal, and we’ll compare our circumstances to theirs.
Happiness is easy in good times. But it’s the rough ones that test our true commitment.