Heidi Klum & Seal Confirm Separation: 'We Have Grown Apart'

Heidi Klum and Seal arrive at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on September 18, 2011 Heidi Klum and Seal arrive at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on September 18, 2011

After almost seven years of marriage, Heidi Klum and Seal have confirmed they are splitting.

“While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate,” the couple said in a statement.

“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 statement continued. “We thank our family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support. And for our children’s sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy.”

The supermodel/“Project Runway” host, 38, and the “Kiss From A Rose” crooner, 48, tied the knot in May 2005 and are known for renewing their vows in extravagant ceremonies each year.

The couple have three biological children together – Henry, 6, Johan, 5 and 2-year-old Lou.

Heidi has a 7-year-old daughter, Leni, from a previous relationship, whom Seal adopted.

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