Heidi Klum, one of the world’s top supermodels, and UK singer Seal, whose improbable marriage seemed rock solid, are the latest celebrity couple to hit the rocks. Klum reportedly plans to file for divorce.
Klum, who earned at least $20 million last year, will reportedly file for legal papers in Los Angeles, citing the Hollywood standard “irreconcilable differences,” according to gossip site TMZ. They have been married for seven years.
It’s unknown whether infidelity was at the root of the breakup. But given it’s suddenness, and the lack of any hint of marital strife, something likely happened to trigger the parting. They have three children together.
Klum was married once before to stylist Ric Pipino. They wed in 1997 and divorced in 2002. She began dating Flavio Briatore, managing director of Renault’s Formula One team. Klum announced she was pregnant in early 2004.
Klum was so smitten with Seal, they began dating while she was still pregnant with Briatore’s child. The singer was present when Helene Boshoven “Leni” Klum was born in May 2004. Klum has said Briatore is not involved in the child’s life and considers Seal her father.
The couple married on the beach in Mexico in 2005. Together they had Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu Samuel in 2005, Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel a year later and daughter Lou Sulola Samuel in 2009. Seal also adopted Leni that year.
Heidi reportedly fell for Seal after checking out his “package” while he was wearing a pair of bicycle shorts. She legally changed her last name to Seal’s in 2010, according to the gossip site.