The Daily Shuffle: Seal and Heidi Klum Confirm They’re Separated

heidi klum, seal2012 isn’t getting off to such a great start — at least by way of celebrity marriages. And who’s the next to separate? None other than Heidi Klum and Seal. In an exclusive statement to People magazine, the couple said, “While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate,” adding, “”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.” In closing they additionally thanked everyone for their support and asked that their privacy be respected. And just like that, another Hollywood couple bites the dust, which is too bad especially when kids are involved. The pair share four children together: Leni, 7, Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2. – People

In somewhat happier news (at least if you’re a The Hills fan), People magazine learned that Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler are expecting a child together. The couple experienced their fair share of ups and downs last year after calling off their engagement in July and later reconciling in November. But now with a little one on the way, the duo are happier than they’ve ever been. The soon-to-be parents told the magazine, “We are thrilled to announce we are expecting our first child together. It’s an amazing time in our life and we can’t wait to meet the new addition to our growing family.” Let’s just hope the pregnancy goes a more smoothly than the engagement. – People

Speaking of celebrity babies, Bryce Dallas Howard and husband Seth Gabel welcomed a beautiful baby girl on Thursday. The actress’s proud father, movie director Ron Howard, tweeted about the exciting news — along with announcing the baby’s name and weight — on Sunday, writing, “Beatrice Jean Howard-Gabel Born Jan 19 2012 8lbs 6oz Bryce & Baby B are spectacular Daddy Seth & brother Theo are beaming ear to ear :-)” Beatrice Jean…I think we can all agree that’s pretty adorable. Congrats to the Howard-Gabel family! – People, Twitter