At the start of this week we learned officially that Heidi Klum and Seal have decided to separate after 7 years of marriage. Since that news broke, Seal has carried on with his scheduled television appearances to promote his new album Soul 2 and, obvs, to discuss the seeming end of his marriage. All week long, Seal has happily continued to wear his wedding ring and has even gone so far as to suggest that a reconciliation with Heidi is possible. Heidi, for her part, has managed to keep completely out of sight … until now. Heidi ventured out in SoCal yesterday for the first time since news of her split from Seal broke. For her, it seems, life goes on.
The show must go on for Heidi Klum as she returned to work following the demise of her marriage. She was seen leaving a LA studio after filming Project Runway, lurking beneath a hat and shades. The mother-of-four kept her head low as she was ushered into a waiting car, avoiding questions about the shock split of her relationship with Seal that was announced last weekend. Later, she was spotted in a car without the disguise, looking glum and tired. She was apparently still wearing her wedding ring, but it was turned upside down on her finger. Seal is also continuing to wear his wedding ring – purposefully flaunting it to photographers as he waved prior to an interview with Mario Lopez for US show Extra at The Grove.
Earlier this week, the British singer insinuated to Piers Morgan that there is a possibility of a reconciliation between him and his wife as he admitted his love for the German supermodel ‘has not waned one iota’. He said: ‘I love her with all my heart. How can you not somebody who you have just spent eight years with?’ Asked if he would get back together with the 38-year-old beauty, Seal said he can see the world-famous couple working through their issues to maybe reconcile in the future. He explained: ‘You can never say never. I can’t speak for my wife and I’m not going to sit here and BS you and say we haven’t had problems. Of course we have had problems, otherwise why have we split up? This is not a charade. We have problems, we have issues, but to our credit we have always been able to talk about them, to confront them.
To assume that any couple goes without arguing is just nonsense. I don’t know at this point if I would like to get back together. If it were that easy, we would still be together, that is the reality.’ The 48-year-old star also spoke about the reasons he has not yet taken off his gold wedding band, insisting it is a mark of his eternal love for his wife. He said: ‘What this means to me and what this stands for – it stands for respect, it stands for loyalty, it stands for incredible memories and it stands for these four little miracles and Heidi making five that have come into my life over the past eight years. There was some malicious thing about me still wearing my wedding ring for show but I’m still wearing my wedding ring because I am still married to this incredible woman and you don’t all of a sudden from one day to the next, unless you are those type of people, say I hate you and take off your wedding ring.’
It should be noted that neither Heidi nor Seal have officially filed for divorce. Seal is right when he says he is “still married” to Heidi so why should he take off his ring. It sounds to me that he is more willing to work things out … but, then again, we haven’t heard from Heidi at all (outside of that joint statement she released with Seal on Monday) so we have NO IDEA where her head is at. I think it’s promising that the couple keep using the word “separation” and not once have used the word divorce. Many couples go thru periods of separation and eventually end up together again. We cannot know for sure what will happen in Heidi and Seal‘s marriage … but we can hope that things will work out for the best. There is still love here, you can feel it. But is their love enough to keep their marriage intact? That is the question.