Heidi Klum and Seal are officially divorced, following all appropriate documentation being signed and processed with no issues whatsoever. The divorce proceedings came to an end this past Tuesday, Oct. 14.
The proceedings reportedly went far smoother than the typical Hollywood divorce, with absolutely no arguments regarding monetary divisions or separation of property. It is also one of the very few splits that amounted in no spousal support for either party, and no spats about whose property was whose at the end of the day. There is also no kind of custody battle regarding the pair’s four children, but rather a confidential agreement regarding how custody will be worked out fairly between the both of them. The reason for the civility regarding their financial and residency situations is said to relate to a post-nuptial agreement Klum and Seal made at some point during their marital union, at which time they decided to keep most of their earnings separate. They also reportedly settled on a property agreement some number of months ago, one which was done via a low-key lawyer affair and kept discreet from the general public as to not cause excess media attention. One of the main things Klum did get from the divorce, however, was her surname back. She had switched to his during their seven-year union, but has re-established her own title now that the split is complete.
The breakup was not always as amicable as it has become at this point. When the German model originally filed for divorce from the British singer back in 2012, the relationship between them was less than friendly. In fact, the 41-year-old attributed one of her reasons for leaving to her husband’s allegedly fearsome temper, which she claimed could go off on a moment’s notice and subsequently turn the man into quite a scary person to be around. His reported temper also made her fearful of their children’s safety, which she said was the main trigger in her decision to part ways with her husband. It was no secret that the Kiss From a Rose singer took the split much harder than the America’s Got Talent judge, as he was photographed with his ring still on for many months following their separation, and he also took part in multiple interviews in which he expressed his hopes for their reunion. Seal spent many months following the split under the impression that if he merely proved to Klum that he had changed his ways, the two could figure things out and get back to what they once were.
Klum, however, has been very clear surrounding her intentions to move on for quite some time now. In fact, many are speculating that the model might not even actually be single at the current time. Since the split, she has been romantically linked to Vito Schnabel, a 28-year-old art dealer who has been spotted in very close company with Klum on more than one occasion. Most recent, the two were seen engaging in a full-on kissing session at a Hollywood nightclub, an event that was photographed and spread around the internet like wildfire. Seal himself says he was aware of the two’s relationship even from the time they were together, at one point stating that he was certain his wife had been unfaithful to him via the art dealer.
It remains to be seen whether Heidi Klum’s divorce from Seal is as amicable and problem-free as it appears to be. For now, however, the pair seem to have resolved any issues and are working on establishing their own separate lives.
By Rebecca Grace