Supermodel Heidi Klum has hit back at Seal’s suggestion she cheated on him with her bodyguard Martin Kristen during their marriage.
Heidi Klum, 39, who looked strained as she jetted out of Los Angeles this morning, issued a statement today insisting there was no third party involved in their split.
“Our separation was based on issues between the two of us,” she told People magazine.
Heidi Klum also reminded the public that Seal has had his own romantic liaisons since their break-up, adding: “Seal has moved on and so have I.”
Despite the ugly and unexpected twist in their seemingly amicable divorce, Heidi Klum tried to remain positive about their time together.
Heidi Klum has hit back at Seal's suggestion she cheated on him with her bodyguard Martin Kristen during their marriage
“I cherish all of the great memories Seal and I created together over the years,” she said.
She concluded: “My priority has and continues to be protecting and providing for our children.”
Seal shocked fans – and Heidi Klum – on Friday when he was asked by TMZ about pictures of his estranged wife cosying up to her bodyguard Martin Kristen on a family vacation in Sardinia. Martin Kristen worked for the family while Heidi Klum was married to Seal.
Seal replied: “Whilst I didn’t expect anything better from him, I would have thought that Heidi would have shown a little more class and at least waited until we separated first before deciding to fornicate with the help.”
He continued: “I guess you now all have the answer that you’ve been looking for the past seven months.”
But however unambiguous his words sounded, a representative for the singer yesterday backtracked, claiming he had not meant to accuse Heidi Klum of cheating.
The representative told Us Weekly: “Seal would like to clarify that he was not implying his wife was cheating while they were together, but he was merely pointing out that their separation and divorce were not final and they are still legally married.”
Although they were believed to have one of the most rock-solid marriages in showbiz, Seal, 49, and Heidi Klum, 39, announced the end of their seven-year union in January.
Heidi Klum and Seal have four children together who they continue to co-parent – Leni, eight, Henry, six, Johan, five, and Lou, two.
German supermodel Heidi Klum and London-born crooner Seal are to file for divorce after six years of marriage, according to reports.
Heidi Klum, 38, and Seal, 48, will apparently file divorce papers in the LA County Superior Court early next week, TMZ reported.
According to TMZ, Heidi Klum will cite “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split.
The reports have shocked fans of the couple who often make public displays of affection at red carpet events, and are a picture of happiness with their four children.
Heidi Klum, Seal or their management are yet to comment on the reports.
German supermodel Heidi Klum and London-born crooner Seal are to file for divorce after six years of marriage, according to reports
They were last seen together on December 27, with Heidi Klum tweeting a picture of her and her husband smiling against the backdrop of mountains in Aspen, Colorado.
Heidi Klum and Seal met in 2004 while she was pregnant with her daughter Leni, now seven, with Italian businessman Flavio Briatore.
Seal was present for Leni’s birth and later adopted her.
He proposed on December 23, 2004, in an igloo he had built on a glacier in Whistler, British Columbia.
Seal and Heidi Klum married on the beach on May 10, 2005 in Mexico, near Seal’s home on Mexico’s Costa Careyes.
They have three children, Henry, six, Johan, five, and Lou, two.
Heidi Klum and seal are famous for renewing their vows every year on their anniversary in a lavish ceremony.
In 2010, Seal gushed about the tradition.
“Each year, Heidi and I get remarried,” Seal said.
“It’s a great party, but for about an hour, we go off on our own down to a private beach. We sit there with the kids and read vows to each other as the sun sets. It’s a very special moment to us.”
Splitting up their assets may prove to be a lengthy process.
According to Forbes, Heidi Klum raked in $20 million last year. It’s unclear how much Seal made.
Heidi Klum was previously married to stylist Ric Pipino in 1997, but the couple divorced in 2002.
Seal was spotted arriving at LAX yesterday morning, after promoting his new album in London.
Heidi Klum attended the Golden Globes alone on Sunday.