How Do You Tell Kids About The Divorce?

Along with announcing news of their separation to the public, Seal and Heidi Klum had the difficult task of telling their four children. How did the pair explain what's going on to Leni, Henry, Johan and Lou?


Seal and Heidi Klum's shocking divorce was the topic of conversation when the singer paid a visit to Access Hollywood Live's Billy Bush. In the interview, set to air Friday, Seal spoke of how the pair broke the news of their separation to their four children.

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Stating that Leni, Henry, Johan and Lou have all been made aware of their parents' decision to separate, Seal commented they have been, "Just explaining to them that things will be different, you know, without going into too much detail."

Along with telling the children what changes to expect, the "Kiss from a Rose" singer emphasized to them that, "A lot of things won't change."

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"The main thing," Seal continued, "is to make sure that they feel that they're loved, make sure that they understand that their parents love each other, make sure that they understand if there are any changes, it is absolutely nothing to do with them."

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Seal and Heidi Klum tied the knot in 2005 on a beach in Mexico. Son Henry was born later that year, and son Johan in 2006. Daughter Lou arrived on Oct. 9, 2009, and Seal's adoption of Leni, Heidi's daughter with Flavio Briatore, was finalized the following month.

The 48-year-old, pictured here departing LAX on Jan. 26 to catch an international flight for his tour, stressed their separation "won't change the amount of time… that we spend with them." Seal reportedly plans to keep a home base in Los Angeles to minimize the disruption for the children when he isn't traveling.

Image via WENN


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Comments on "Seal explains divorce from Heidi Klum to kids"

Cece January 27, 2012 | 1:17 PM

To be honest, what other way is there to tell them? Divorce is the product of irreconcilable differences; he could have said "Mom and dad cant work together (ya know, the way we tell you guys to do it) so moms moving and so am I, and you guys will have to change a lot of things to suit us because we refuse to change" But I think his way was much nicer...

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