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.”