Reports that the stars, thought to be one of Hollywood's strongest couples, were set to divorce emerged on Saturday (21Jan12), and they confirmed the separation on Sunday (22Jan12).
In a statement, the couple declared, "While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate."
And the news has stunned Klum's family - her father Gunther tells Usmagazine.com, "We are very sad."
The German beauty married the Brit in 2005 and they have three children together - daughter Lou and sons Henry and Johan. The Kiss From a Rose hitmaker also adopted Klum's eldest daughter Leni from a previous relationship.