Heidi Klum’s divorce to husband of seven years, Seal, was finalized on Tuesda. The two tied the knot in Mexico in 2005 then announced their separation in April 2012. Seal publicly accused the former Victoria’s Secret model of sleeping with the family’s bodyguard during their marriage, while Klum insisted that she grew tired of the singer’s temper and hard partying.
Klum, 48, cited “irreconcilable differences” in the divorce papers. The pair also released a joint statement in the wake of their divorce proceedings:
“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."
The two have been on amicable terms since their split. They also worked out a confidential arrangement regarding the custody of their children.
Klum and Seal were known for their outrageous Halloween costumes, which they planned for months in advance. Seal also performed at the 2007 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show as Klum walked down the runway.
However, the marriage was visibly strained in August 2012, when the couple went on holiday with their children in Ibiza. It was reported that Seal was partying more than usual, while Klum stayed in with the children.
Klum has since been linked to bodyguard Martin Kirsten, but the couple called it quits in January 2014 after dating for a year and a half. The former Project Runway host is now seeing art collector Vito Schnabel, though she has made it clear that she has no plans of remarrying.
Klum and Seal have three children together: Henry, 8, Johan, 7, and Lou, 4. Klum also has a nine-year-old daughter, Leni, from her previous relationship to Italian businessman Flavio Briatore.
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