In the wake of the announcement last month that Heidi Klum and husband Seal have decided to separate, both Heidi and Seal continued to wear their wedding rings in the hopes that the pair might end up reconciling and saving their marriage. Last week, Seal finally took off his wedding ring … and this weekend, Heidi did the same. It would seem that their attempts to repair their marriage has failed … they are really dunzo for reals.
As Seal turns 49 on Sunday, it seems unlikely that Heidi Klum will be celebrating by his side. Multiple sources tell PEOPLE that although the couple originally hoped to reconcile, a reunion might not be in their future after all. “They had both been wearing their wedding rings and had mutually thought they might be able to work it out,” one source says. “But it doesn’t look like it’s going that way.” In fact, less than a month after the couple confirmed they were separating after nearly seven years of marriage, Seal was spotted sans wedding ring earlier this week in Australia – a contrast from his earlier sentiment that he had “no intention of taking [his ring] off anytime soon.” Klum has been spotted out without her ring as well. The couple also spent Valentine’s Day in different countries, as Seal worked on The Voice in Australia. Klum, 38, kept close company with her friends in Los Angeles at the Soho House … Although Seal returned to the States to see his children before he jetted Down Under, he did not spend much time with Klum, the source adds. “They have had very little contact and Heidi wants to keep it this way,” the source says. “She feels less stressed out now and feels it’s best to be away from Seal, so she doesn’t get confused about her feelings.” The source adds: “She is moving forward with the divorce.”
Yeah … it really does sound like it’s really over for these two. As long as the rings stayed on, it appeared to me that they were each working toward finding a resolution. It was very telling when Seal took off his ring, particularly because he was so insistent on wearing it and was so vocal about wanting to reconcile. I suspect we’ll be hearing about formal divorce proceedings soon. I guess you have to respect the couple for waiting a while after their separation to see if a reconciliation could take place. I guess, in the end, this is what is best for the both of them.