Demystifying Heidi Klum’s Split From Seal and The Truth About Her New Husband

It has become common knowledge that Hollywood marriages usually don’t last. Thus, when the German supermodel Heidi Klum and the British-Nigerian singer/songwriter Seal got married in 2005, they took extra care to make the relationship work. Of course, the extra care was informed by the experiences they had both been through together: Seal met Heidi when she was in dire need of care. She had just broken up with her ex-boyfriend Flavio Briatore whose baby she was pregnant with. So, Seal filled in the position of a husband to take care of her until she gave birth to her daughter Leni some five months later on. Afterward, Heidi severally expressed glowing gratitude towards Seal for his kindness.

Given this background, the two lived like the ideal couple. They got to the point of Seal adopting Heidi’s daughter from her previous relationship and Heidi taking up Seal’s surname legally. They also had three kids of their own together. Then, on January 22, 2012, the couple gave their fans a rude shock by informing them that they were going their separate ways.

Efforts Heidi Klum and Seal Made to Remain Together

When the split between Heidi Klum and Seal happened, many insinuations were expressed in the media. One of them was that Heidi Klum only used and dumped Seal. But, looking at the effort both of them made to keep the relationship going, we have to disagree with this point of view.

A few months after Heidi Klum put to bed, Seal proposed to her in an igloo which he had constructed on a glacier just for the occasion; that was in British Columbia, Canada. The following year, they got married in yet another country: their wedding held at a beach in Mexico. As a tribute to her king, Heidi Klum soon took up Seal’s surname legally. Then, to further help them in placing a premium on the relationship, the couple started an unprecedented practice of a yearly ceremony for the renewal of their nuptial vows. The ceremony held before friends and family members on their wedding anniversary each year. It was like getting married every year.

Heidi and Klum were so much into each other that their union produced a kid every year in its first two years. They were never seen in the public one without the other. As earlier mentioned, Seal adopted Leni who also took up Seal’s surname. They related so well that, virtually every couple in the world wanted to be like them. They ended up having three kids together: two sons named Henry Günther Ademola Dashtu Samuel (born in 2005) and Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel (born in 2006), and a daughter named Lou Sulola Samuel (born in 2009).

Heidi Klum and Seal with their kids
Seal and Heidi Klum with their kids back in the days: Image Source

How Come Such a Beautiful Relationship Ended?

The first sign that all was not well with the relationship emerged during the Summer holiday of 2011. Heidi Klum and Seal were holidaying on the island of Ibiza in Spain with their children. But later on, Heidi would complain of how Seal would abandon her and the children in their accommodation and go on partying for hours.

After that, people hardly saw Heidi Klum and Seal together, except once during the Yuletide Season of 2011 (precisely on December 26). They were seen at a holiday picnic in Colorado. The following month (January), Heidi Klum was sighted at the Golden Globe Award ceremony in California without Seal. Also, Seal was seen at the Los Angeles International Airport without Heidi that same January, a few days before the announcement of their split.

Did Heidi Klum Cheat on Seal?

The question then is, “what really happened?”. Was it just the Ibiza event that broke the couple or was there more to it? Some have speculated that Seal probably suspected Heidi of cheating – after all, the Ibiza story was told by Heidi Klum and was never confirmed by Seal. The view claiming that Heidi probably cheated on Seal was supported by the fact that it was not long after the couple announced their split before Heidi and her bodyguard Martin Kirsten began to be seen in romantic poses. So, it is thought that the two had been hitting it out in secret all the while. Also, Heidi was the first to file for divorce in April. Even Seal would later complain that he was disappointed in Heidi for being out of touch with her class by dating her bodyguard.

Heidi Klum later complained that Seal’s bad temper was also an issue. In an interview she granted to TMZ, she was concerned that Seal’s “anger issues” would be affecting their children.

Another reason we found for the breakdown of the relationship between Heidi Klum and Seal is their career involvement which stole much of the time they would have shared as a couple. While Heidi Klum was often traveling overseas to her home country of Germany and elsewhere to promote her business interests, Seal was often on tour to promote his music. We think that this is the remote cause that may have engineered the other causes. Indeed, those who are close to the couple bear witness to how the couple gradually grew apart because of such career commitment.

Meet Heidi Klum’s New Husband

Yes, it is quite public that Heidi Klum had her third wedding in life in August 2019. Before her marriage with Seal as accounted for above, she had been married to the hairstylist Ric Pipino between 1997 and 2002; that was before her fling with Flavio Briatore that produced her first daughter Leni. Her new husband’s name is Tom Kaulitz, he is one of the founders of the German pop-rock band, Tokio Hotel.

Their wedding held during the summer of 2019 at the island of Capri in Italy. On the day of the wedding, Kaulitz was 30 while Heidi was 46. They had dated for a year and three months before the wedding. And Heidi Klum has been showing she is very happy with it. Here is a video she posted in memory of the wedding on December 24, 2019.

While this is Heidi Klum’s third marriage, it is Kaulitz’s second. The musician was previously married to the German model Ria Sommerfeld. They were together between 2011 and 2016.

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Banks Onuoha
Banks Onuoha
Banks is a graduate of Mass communication, a meat junkie, movie geek, and perfectionist. The thrill of travelling the world through writing and editing from the comfort of her desk and PC is what keeps her going most of the time. After office hours, you might catch her still writing at home or running some culinary experiments.

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