The couple met in 2004 when Klum was pregnant with her daughter Leni from a previous relationship with businessman Flavio Briatore. But that did not slow their relationship down; Klum and Seal wed a year later in Mexico.
The pair have made it a tradition to renew their vows annually, and have shown their unity every Halloween by coordinating their costumes. Last year, the couple dressed up in life-like ape costumes. Another year, Heidi wore a kitten costume with a collar and tag that read: “If found, please return to Seal.”
The couple was often photographed being affectionate with each other and their three children: Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2.
They were considered a symbol of solidarity and seen as having a thriving relationship.
Rumours of trouble started flying when the solo Klum attended the Golden Globes while Seal was landing in Los Angeles alone.
The two confirmed their split in a joint statement, saying:
“While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate.” Continuing on, “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.”
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