Update: Klum released a statement to People on Monday regarding her split from Seal. "I cherish all of the great memories Seal and I created together over the years," she says. "Our separation was based on issues between the two of us ... Seal has moved on and so have I. My priority has and continues to be protecting and providing for our children."
Seal's rep also clarified for People that he did not mean to imply with his previous comment that he believed Klum cheated on him while they were married. "Seal would like to clarify that he was not implying his wife was cheating on him while they were together," said the statement. "But rather he was pointing out that they are separated and the divorce is not final so they are legally still married."
Earlier: If messy celebrity divorces were a Hollywood movie, they would be too predictable for most audiences. And unfortunately for Heidi Klum and Seal, even a seven-year love story is susceptible to following in the formula.
Eight months after announcing their separation, pictures of the German supermodel have surfaced of her and her bodyguard looking awfully close while vacationing in Italy with her family recently. According to TMZ, the Project Runway host insists nothing happened while she was still together with her husband. Seal on the other hand doesn't believe his wife. He told People magazine he "thought Heidi would have shown a little more class and at least waited until we separated before deciding to fornicate with the help, as it were."
Up until now the two have done their best to not talk about one another in the media. Though we all know how hard it is for a celebrity to clam up — so obviously both have been quoted on the subject. A lot. She talked to Elle magazine about the end of her seven-year relationship, saying "People don't need to know who did what. I don't want to talk positive or negatively about the ups and downs that we had."
Seal was less cryptic and more candid, speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Piers Morgan Tonight, and Australian radio. The singer said he feels "people at least deserved some kind of explanation why the picture of the ideal wasn't what they thought it was."
But apparently that's something even the two of them can't agree on.
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Heidi Breaks Silences on Split from Seal Heidi Klum Files for Divorce from Seal
Heidi Klum, 38, has filed for divorce from her husband Seal, 49, after nearly seven years of marriage. In the petition that was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on April 6, Klum lists irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.
Klum and Seal announced their separation about three months ago. "While we enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching, we have decided to separate," the couple said at the time. "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."
Now, with the divorce, Klum is asking for primary physical custody and joint legal custody of their four children: Leni, 7, Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2. Seal will get visitation rights.
Klum is also seeking to have her maiden name of Klum restored (when they got married, she legally changed her name to Samuel).
"People don't need to know who did what," Klum said in the April issue of Elle magazine. "I don't want to talk positive or negatively about the ups and downs that we had. Every couple goes through things. Unfortunately, we're in the public, so the highs are out there. But I don't think it's necessary for — especially for our children — to have the lows being printed in magazines and talked about."
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Heidi Breaks Silences on Split from Seal
There's a down side to gushing about how much you love your husband everywhere from Oprah to the red carpet -- if you break up, the whole world wants to know the details. Heidi Klum hasn't said much since announcing in January that she and Seal are divorcing, but she finally opens up in the latest issue of Elle.
"I feel like I'm in the eye of the tornado," says Klum. "It's emotions inside of your body that are a tornado. And then the outside world doing all this craziness—with you wanting it or not wanting it—is another tornado. But as hard as it is, so is life."
Those hoping to hear more about what exactly caused their split will be disappointed. The mom of four is taking the high road, telling the magazine, "I don't want to talk positively or negatively about the ups and downs that we had." She adds, "Every couple goes through things. Unfortunately, we're in the public, so the highs are out there. But I don't think it's necessary—especially for our children—to have the lows being printed in magazines and talked about." That may not be what nosy Project Runway fans want to read, but it's definitely a classy approach.
While the pop star went public immediately after the split was confirmed in January (12), supermodel Klum retreated from the spotlight, choosing not to comment on the break-up.
However, in a new interview with Elle magazine, the German beauty reveals she wanted to avoid making public remarks for the sake of the couple's kids.
She says, "I feel like I'm in the eye of the tornado. It's emotions inside of your body that are a tornado. And then the outside world doing all this craziness - with you wanting it or not wanting it (sic) - is another tornado.
"I don't want to talk positively or negatively about the ups and downs that we had. Every couple goes through things. Unfortunately, we're in the public, so the highs are out there. But I don't think it's necessary - especially for our children - to have the lows being printed in magazines and talked about."
Seal was anything but negative while commenting on the break-up, insisting he will always love Klum and revealing they simply grew apart.
The couple split after seven years of marriage.
Don't you love when celebrity couples act like they are so in love with one another and then a week later you find out they've secretly been fighting all the time? They tend to want to keep this idyllic persona about their lives, making everything out to be perfect so fans can continue to worship them. Thankfully though, some stars like Gwyneth Paltrow have a decent grasp on reality and admit that life and love aren't peachy all the time and just because she's married to successful Coldplay rocker, Chris Martin, doesn't mean that they don't have their ups and downs.
Paltrow gives fans a glimpse into her married life in the upcoming September issue of Elle magazine saying, "Sometimes it's hard being with someone for a long time...we go through periods that aren't all rosy. I always say, life is long and you never know what's going to happen." And just in case anything were to happen or the couple were to part ways, they've always got a contingency plan. But don't expect too many rocky waters for this overall happy couple. The actress comments that, "I made such a good choice. He's such a good dad....I'm not going to take this for granted." And even though Paltrow is really starting to come into her own as a singer -- first with special appearances on Glee and later performing at the Grammys and Country Music Awards -- she's not expecting any help from her hubby singer. Gwyneth calls Chris "a musical genius" and explains why she's not asking for his advice saying, "It's like living with Picasso, and being like, 'Should I make a little something-something?'" Well so far those little 'something-somethings' seem to be a huge success with or without any help.
Should we expect the couple to perform a duet in the future? Paltrow doesn't seem to think so stating, "He makes music for his fans, and he doesn't want people to conjure a lame famous couple when they're getting into his music. I get it." We certainly haven't seen the end of this actress-turned-singer's musical talents though. Her BFFs Beyonce and Jay Z are trying to get her to make her own album. "They think that I should just go do it by myself...I should go...in a studio and see what happens. And if it's good, do it. And if it's not, don't. So that's probably what I'll do." Looking forward to seeing what lies in store for her in the future (which hopefully include a few more guest appearances on Glee). But in the meantime, there's always her popular lifestyle site, Goop.com.
Paul (Greg Kinnear) and Jessie Duncan (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) are a sweet couple dedicated to being good parents to their young son Adam (Cameron Bright). But the day after his eighth birthday Adam is killed when a car hits him. At the funeral Paul and Jessie are approached by Dr. Richard Wells (Robert De Niro) an old college professor of Jessie's who claims he may have the solution to their sorrow: He offers them a chance to clone Adam. Whatever they decide Paul and Jessie must decide quickly since Dr. Wells informs them that Adam's cells will only be viable for another 72 hours. Their judgment clouded by grief the couple takes Dr. Wells up on his offer and agrees to break off all ties with friends and family and move to a secluded town in Vermont where the Godsend Institute is located. The procedure works and Paul Jessie and their son are a perfect family again--until Adam passes the age that the original Adam died. The cloned boy becomes plagued with visions of a boy named Zachery committing horrendous crimes and eventually begins to act them out. Paul and Jessie suspect Dr. Wells is keeping something from them about Adam--and what they discover turns their world upside down.
Kinnear (Stuck on You) is well cast as the unassuming dad and husband Paul whose main motivation for going along with the procedure is to see his wife happy again. But although his character has the most substance Kinnear really isn't given much else to do here besides demand answers from everyone. As his wife Jessie Romijn-Stamos (The Punisher) gets to cry a lot and look really distressed throughout most of the film but the scope of her character pretty much stops there. The problem is that while the characters are well defined on paper--Jessie for example is a professional photographer and Paul is a high school teacher--the only side the audience gets to see of them is that of the tormented doting parents. The veteran De Niro (Analyze That) however adds some oomph to a lineup of otherwise unremarkable performances. His portrayal of Dr. Wells is perfectly balanced: A brilliant yet jittery doctor struggling with his own amorality. But Wells takes a turn in the end that is too hard to swallow going from respected researcher to candelabra-toting madman. Young Cameron Bright (The Butterfly Effect) wonderfully portrays the two Adams giving the character(s) just enough continuity without losing their individuality.
Director Nick Hamm's visuals are very overt in Godsend: Scenes before Adam's death are bathed in a soft warm palette while the years afterward in the Vermont countryside are brighter and cooler. Adam's skewed visions meanwhile are infused with contrast and graininess. But it's a pity Hamm couldn't permeate Mark Bomback's script with the same level of intensity. The story touches on the ethical moral and legal issues of cloning and does it in a simple way--through Paul and Jessie's grief--so the audience is able to relate to the subject. But what happens to the cloned boy once he passes the lifespan of the original Adam is the film's most terrifying aspect and rather than deal with it intelligently the filmmaker opted to make Dr. Wells into a genius-gone-mad and the boy a less threatening and unexciting prototype of Damien from the 1976 Omen. It would have been far more interesting to explore the consequences of the cloned Adam finding out about his true identity for example or take it a step further and explore whether the couple would be willing to go through the procedure again if the first one had failed after several years. Now this would have made Godsend more frightening at a Raelian-type level.