The labor day weekend is briskly turning into a tabloid wrestling match. It’s become Seal vs. Klum, fornication vs infidelity: Just how did we get here?
Us Magazine reports on Sept. 1, 2012, Heidi “Klum’s rep denied any infidelity on her client’s behalf,” stating: “It is sad that Seal has to resort to this kind of behavior and spread these untruths about the mother of his children.”
Her response comes just days after Seal gave the appearance that the breakup was due to Heidi’s romantic interest with Martin Kristen, her bodyguard.
Following the Sept. 1, statement made by Klum’s rep. Seal told Us that he “would like to clarify that he was not implying his wife was cheating while they were together, but he was merely pointing out that their separation and divorce were not final and they are still legally married.”
Seal is walking back a statement he made to TMZ on Friday.
Since we in the media don’t like to make mistakes let’s evaluate what went wrong by asking ourselves and anyone else that will listen, what did Seal mean when he told TMZ “You all now have the answer that you’ve been looking for for the last Seven months?”
To answer this question, we first need to accept the fact that the controversy surrounding Klum’s split with Seal has struggled to answer an important question: “Why did Klum insist on divorcing Seal? Though we can’t answer this question, we do have statements and interview evidence to conclude that Seal didn’t know why nor did he understand why Heidi ended the marriage. In fact, we can say: Seal didn’t know then, and he doesn’t know now, why Klum insisted on divorce.
Perhaps now we’re better informed to answer the question: what did Seal mean when he told TMZ; “You all now have the answer that you’ve been looking for for the last Seven months?”
OK, let’s try to come up with an answered. If you remember during the early months of Seal’s split with Heidi Klum, he refused to remove his wedding ring, meaning: 1) he was still in love with the “Fashion Runway Model.” The next clue seemed to emerge from Seal’s various appearances that followed the split. One in particular was the Piers Morgan interview on CNN. If you recall, Seal stated to Piers: “I don’t know if any of it makes sense” and he also told Piers, “How can it all of a sudden take a left turn,” implying that he was perfectly happy in his marriage, but seemed somewhat mythed on questions of why the marriage failed. Seal seemed to genuinely not understand why Heidi was committed to a divorce.
So now if we re-examine Seal’s statement, which was a followup to the statement he made late last week claiming that Heidi was a fornicator, perhaps we’ll be closer to solving our question; ”You all now have the answer that you’ve been looking for for the last seven months.” That’s exactly what the singer said. However, it’s now clear that he intended to say; “now we have it,” not “now you have it.” You see, now you have it, implies that the statement serves to answer a past narrative. During the initial split, the media had been trying to get answers as to why, all of a sudden, Heidi and Seal weren’t an item anymore. Everyone thought it must be something big that broke up one of the happiest celebrity marriages anyone had ever seen. So his statement: “You all now have the answer that you’ve been looking for for the last seven months” was the “big something” that media outlets had been yearning to discover. The media thought, “That’s what Seal’s been hiding for more than 7 months. Heidi was cheating with the help.” But you see, we understood it wrong because Seal phrased it wrong. He should have said: “‘We’ all now have the answer,” not “You all now have the answer.” At least if he had included himself in the speculative activity, some of us would have been smart enough to read that Seal was simply grasping for straws as all of us had been. But he, like the media, had been desperately trying to uncover the real reason Klum wanted a divorce. It’s quite obvious from past interviews. Seal didn’t really understand why and how his seven year marriage seemed to just end. Just listen to his words: “How can it all of a sudden take a left turn.” This statement implies he didn’t know!
So to make some sense out of all this, we can responsibly conclude that back in January, Seal didn’t know or understand why his seven year marriage ended. And as of today, the crooner still doesn’t know or understand why it ended. Now you can speculate and say he’s perhaps in denial, but that’s a totally different topic of inquiry.
If I’ve lost you in my analysis, simply read the following article, which should clarify the matter and bring you up to date.
Reportedly, Heidi Klum and Seal appeared happy, renewing their wedding vows every year and putting on plenty of red-carpet displays of affection. But then something happened in the relationship.
Seal recently claimed that the 39-year-old German supermodel was having an affair with her bodyguard before he and Heidi had decided to split.
The 49-year-old Seal made the allegations to TMZ, after pictures emerged this week of his estranged wife frolicking on the beach with her bodyguard.
The singer was clearly angered when reflecting upon Klum – and, it would seem, her very public appearances with her bodyguard this summer – was enough to set him off.
Seal painfully recalled the split, telling TMZ that the former Victoria Secret Angel was having an affair with Martin Kirsten, the security guard before they separated earlier this year. In other words, Seal was accusing Klum of infidelity.
When initially asked what he thought about his former wife moving on with the heavily tattooed Kirsten, Seal painfully said: “Whilst I didn’t expect anything better from him, I would of thought that Heidi would have shown a little more class and at least waited until we separated first before deciding to fornicate with the help”
After nearly seven years of marriage, the British-born singer and the German-born supermodel separated in January and filed for divorce in April.
Supermodel Heidi Klum has slammed comments made by her soon-to-be ex-husband Seal, who said she “fornicated with the help” before the couple separated.
The British singer added that his top priority was his children’s well-being. The singer has three biological children with the Project Runway host, including Henry, six, Johan, five, and Lou, two; as well as Leni, eight, whom he formally adopted in 2009.
“That’s what happens when two people separate, they move on and generally meet other people in their lives,” he said. “I certainly don’t expect Heidi to all of a sudden become a nun, but as always my main priority is the emotional well-being of my children, and to be quite honest if there is going to be someone else there in their lives, I would much rather it was a familiar face.”
According to TMZ, Heidi denied that she cheated on Seal with her bodyguard.
The website reports that the supermodel told a friend that while she was still with Seal, the pair’s relationship was “strictly professional.”
However, since splitting with the singer in January, Heidi has gotten ‘very close’ to her security guard.
Heidi’s friend explained to TMZ that he has been helping her get through her separation from Seal.
The couple are now said to be classifying their relationship as “undefined.”
Heidi’s pal said she is not surprised that Seal would make these kinds of accusations.
“It’s sad but not surprising that he would resort to making excuses for their divorce when the real reason is looking him in the mirror,” they told TMZ.
Seal’s sensational revelations come after pictures emerged this week of Heidi cavorting around with a man believed to be her bodyguard during a sun-soaked holiday in Sardinia, Italy.
She was seen going topless and reclining on a sun-lounger with the man in question at a swimming pool, looking loved up.
The pair then showed they have developed a close relationship as Heidi massaged sun cream into her tattooed companion’s shoulders while they took a dip and later floated around on a lilo.
It would appear that things are getting serious between the two – which is hardly a surprise seeing as they already knew each other so well. As well as enjoying some romantic alone time by the pool the duo hit the beach with three of Heidi’s children.
Heidi’s bodyguard has even met the in-laws; both of her parents Gunther and Erna.
Youngsters Johan, Leni, and Henry, were all on hand for the trip with their famous mother, and were seen playing on the beach together during a day out – while Lou was spotted in Erna’s arms later.
The bodyguard, who has worked for Heidi since she was still married to Seal, seemed to be getting on well with the children as they played around together on the sand before he gave Heidi a tender hug.
However even during the family day out it seems the two couldn’t get enough of each other.
They took some time out to go and perch on a rock for a private chat and were very hands on with one another.
While Seal is not happy about the couple’s union, it appears that he has also moved on his love life with a new partner.
Last month he was seen cozying up to a pretty bikini clad brunette on a yacht – also in Sardinia.
Seal and Heidi announced their split in January after seven years of marriage and filed for divorce three months later.
While their split was initially amicable, it seems things may have turned sour for the pair in the divorce.
A source told Star magazine that the supermodel is fuming at her former flame after he reportedly used intimate shots of the children in an ad campaign without her permission.
An insider told the publication via Radar Online: ‘Heidi felt that the children had gone through enough since their parents split, and she didn’t want their private moments out there for the world to see.
But Seal maintained he had every right to use his personal photos — and, moreover, that it was a done deal and out of his hands.’
The model allegedly hired a lawyer to demand that the company, Leica digital, take down the video – and it was retraced days later.
The “Project Runway” host feels “happy” and “so safe around him,” a source told “In Touch magazine.”
Even if she’s happy with her new man, fans shouldn’t expect to hear wedding bells any time soon.
“I really enjoyed being married,” Klum told In Touch. “I’m a dreamer. I loved our annual fairy-tale weddings that were our big family parties. But sadly, it somehow didn’t work out. I don’t know if I’ll get married again.”
From the look of things, it appears that Heidi initiated the end of their seven year marriage. I drew the conclusion from a Radar online article which reported that when the 39-year-old model filed for divorce, she listed that she was seeking primary physical custody of the couple’s four children, Leni, 8; Henry, 6; Johan, 5; and Lou, 2 — a request which Seal has since countered, demanding that they get equal time with the kids.
According to the website, Seal has also contested Klum’s claim that the couple have no joint assets that need to be divided between them. Given that Seal is worth a reported $15 million, while Klum is worth $70 million, the tables are set for a big court battle with plenty to argue about.
Before Seal was done with the interview he pointed out , “But I guess you now all have the answer that you’ve been looking for for the past seven months.”
And so you have perhaps Seals most revealing statement. He had been on interview after interview, holding in this secret. Seal had known all along that Heidi had allegedly been cheating on him. Perhaps that is where his anger, which Heidi pointed out, came from.
If you’re reading this article we would like to know your thoughts. What is it about this breakup that has peeked your interest?
Which one of the individuals in the relationship do you relate to best?
Do you believe Heidi?
Do you believe Seal?
Why do you think their marriage has come to an end?
Contributor D. Chandler