Heidi Klum Files for Divorce from Seal; From Marriage to Divorce (PHOTOS)
After making their separation public about three months ago, celebrity couple supermodel Heidi Klum (38) and British singer Seal (49) are going to end their seven years of marriage officially.
People magazine reported that Heidi Klum filed for divorce from Seal, her husband of seven years, on Friday afternoon in Los Angeles Superior Court citing irreconcilable differences.
It is reported that Heidi Klum has reportedly seeked for primary physical custody of their four children Leni, Henry, Johan and Lou with visitation rights for Seal. It will be a joint legal custody. She is also said to have requested the restoration her middle name, as she has officially changed it to Seal's last name Samuel. However, they may not have problems related to their joint property, as they had signed a financial agreement during the time of marriage on how to divide assets.
The celebrity couple, who tied the knot in 2005, shocked the world a few months ago by announcing their separation. They were known for being so affectionate to each other and renew their wedding vows every year besides throwing Halloween costume parties. They have four children between them.
Rumours of their separation surfaced after they were spotted in public places without their wedding rings. They later announced their separation.
"While we enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching, we have decided to separate. 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," People magazine quoted them as saying.
It was rumoured that they would reconcile but Seal sealed it by flatly denying reunion.
"When you publicize your marriage as much as our marriage was publicized, when you renew your wedding vows, when you do all those things, what you are saying to people is, you're giving people a picture of an ideal relationship that people aspire to," Seal said in February. "When it goes south, you can't all of a sudden take the philosophy of a monk and decide to go for a vow of silence," he added.
Check out photos of the ex-couple during happy times:
Heidi Klum and boyfriend singer Seal before marriage
Model Heidi Klum and boyfriend singer Seal arrive for the 2004 Council for Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards in New York, late June 7, 2004.
Seal and Heidi Klum before Marriage
British singer Seal and model Heidi Klum arrive at the World Music Awards at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada September 15, 2004.
Seal and Heidi Klum during carnival parade
British singer Seal and German model Heidi Klum, dressed as dragons, wave to the crowd during a carnival parade in Bergisch Gladbach February 6, 2005.
Heidi Klum and singer Seal during Rose Monday parade
German model Klum and singer Seal wave from carnival float during traditional Rose Monday parade in Cologne. German model Heidi Klum and her partner British singer Seal wave from carnival float during the traditional Rose Monday street carnival parade in Cologne February 7, 2005.
Seal and Heidi Klum announce engagement
British recording artist Seal and German supermodel Heidi Klum leave the Miramax 25th Anniversary Party at the Pacific Design Centre in West Hollywood February 26, 2005. Klum on January 5 announced her engagement to Seal after he proposed to her on a mountaintop while the couple were skiing in Canada's Whistler.
Seal and Heidi Klum at an award function
Singer Seal (L) and model Heidi Klum pose for pictures at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards in New York City on June 6, 2005.
Heidi Klum and Seal at Golden Globe Awards
Supermodel Heidi Klum gets a kiss from her husband, singer Seal, at the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 16, 2006.
Heidi Klum and Seal at Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Heidi Klum (L) and Seal arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons in West Hollywood March 5, 2006.
Heidi Klum and Seal at Primetime Emmy Awar
Actress and model Heidi Klum arrives with her husband Seal at the 58th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles August 27, 2006.
Heidi Klum and Seal at U.S. Open 2006
Model Heidi Klum (R) and husband Seal attend the quarter-final match between James Blake and Roger Federer at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 7, 2006.
Heidi Klum and Seal in Halloween costumes
Supermodel Heidi Klum (R) and husband, singer Seal dressed in their Halloween costumes as the serpent and apple, (Klum) and Eve (Seal) from the Garden of Eden, arrive at the 7th annual Heidi Klum Halloween party at Privilege nightclub in Los Angeles,California October 31, 2006.
Heidi Klum and Seal at Golden Globe Awards
Heidi Klum (L) and Seal arrive at the 64th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills January 15, 2007.
Heidi Klum and Seal at Primetime Emmy Awards 2007
Model Heidi Klum and singer Seal arrive at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California September 16, 2007.
Seal and Heidi Klum at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2007
Seal (L) kisses his wife, model Heidi Klum, after performing a duet at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2007 in Hollywood, California November 15, 2007.
Heidi Klum and Seal at Academy Awards 2008
Supermodel Heidi Klum, dressed in John Galliano, and musician Seal, dressed in Christian Dior, arrive at the 80th annual Academy Awards, the Oscars, in Hollywood February 24, 2008.
Seal and model Heidi Klum at Golden Globe awards 2009
Musician Seal and model Heidi Klum arrive at the 66th annual Golden Globe awards in Beverly Hills, California January 11, 2009.
Heidi Klum and Seal at Primetime Emmy Awards 2009
Nominee Heidi Klum of "Project Runway" with husband singer Seal arrive on the red carpet at the 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California September 20, 2009.
Heidi Klum and Seal at Golden Globe Awards 2010
Model Heidi Klum and her husband, singer Seal, arrive at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 17, 2010.
Heidi Klum and Seal at Primetime Emmy Awards 2010
Model Heidi Klum from the reality series 'Project Runway' and her husband, singer Seal pose at the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California August 29, 2010.
Heidi Klum and Seal Golden Globes Awards 2011
Model Heidi Klum and husband singer Seal arrive at the 68th annual Golden Globes Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 16, 2011.
Heidi Klum and Seal in 2011
British musician Seal kisses his wife, German model and television personality Heidi Klum, as they arrive at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Viewing Party in West Hollywood, California February 27, 2011.
Seal and Heidi Klum at Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Viewing Party
British musician Seal and German model and television personality Heidi Klum arrive at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Viewing Party in West Hollywood, California February 27, 2011.
Seal and Heidi Klum at Primetime Emmy Awards 2011
Television host Heidi Klum and her husband, singer Seal, arrive at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 18, 2011.