Heidi Klum and British singer, Seal were married for about 10 years before they went their separate ways. Heidi, who is a supermodel widely known in her vocation, has had her own fair share of hard love. Before Seal, she married and divorced popular hairstylist, Ric Pipino; their marriage lasted for five years and produced no children. As the years went by, Heidi went in and out of relationships before she met Seal and the two connected. They got married in May 2005 and have two sons and a daughter together. Everything seemed rosy until 2012 when the news of their intention to divorce broke out. By 2014, the couple was legally separated.
Heidi Klum, who has been modeling since she was 18, initially wanted to be a designer but after being crowned a beauty queen in Germany, her home country, she decided to go into modeling. She kicked off with her gig for the lingerie company, Victoria Secrets and got her big break when she appeared on the front cover of Sports Illustrated in 1998. Since then, her career has grown exponentially. She has worked for various top fashion brands like Elle, Marie Claire, Vogue and more. In addition to being a model, she is a television producer, actress and has served as a judge in a few popular talent-hunt shows such as America’s Got Talent.
Heidi Klum’s husband, Seal, was born Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel on 19 February 1963; a Nigerian by descent, and a Briton by birth. He is a multi-award-winning songwriter and singer. Some of his awards include Best British Male, Brit Awards, and four Grammy Awards, among others. His hit songs include Killer and Crazy.
How Did Heidi Klum And Seal Meet?
Heidi Klum and Seal met for the first time at a GQ Awards event held in the Big Apple. At this event, they were not formally introduced, however, later at a hotel lobby in New York, the couple finally met again. Heidi was sitting at the lobby with a friend who also happened to be a friend of Seal. Heidi, who had just come out of a relationship felt it was too soon and did not think anything will come from the chance encounter.
Seal on his part was struck by the exceptional beauty of the German model. Heidi was also impressed by the physique of the R&B singer. After their coincidental meeting, they decided to see each other again. Soon they began dating, although the precise date their relationship began is uncertain. After a month of dating, Heidi who was pregnant with her ex-boyfriend’s child revealed her pregnancy to Seal. The musician didn’t mind and in May 2004, Leni was born. Seal took her as his own and treated her like his daughter.
What was Their Marriage Like?
Heidi Klum and Seal got engaged a year after they met. The British singer whisked Heidi away in a helicopter to Whistler, BC in Canada where he had an igloo specially built for the occasion. He picked his guitar, played her a song and proposed to her with a beautiful yellow diamond ring.
A year later in 2005, Heidi Klum and Seal tied the knot on a beach in Mexico. It was more of a private ceremony that had only 40 people in attendance. The gorgeous model stunned the guests with her lace Vera Wang gown. At the time of the wedding, she was already pregnant with their first child and on September 12, 2005, the couple welcomed Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu Samuel. The couple added another member to their family on November 26, 2006, when they had another son named Johan. After Johan came Lou, their first and only daughter together. Lou was born on the 9th of October, 2009.
Why Did They Split After 10 Years
Arguably, Heidi Klum and Seal had one of the strongest marriages in Hollywood which was envied by many. As is often said, there can be so much hidden behind a smile; this was true in the marriage between the couple. In January 2012, the news of the split of this seemingly perfect union broke out. According to Heidi, she filed for a divorce because she could no longer put up with Seal’s wild ways and hard-partying. Also, she complained that he had a volcanic temper and she was afraid of the effect his inability to control his temper would have on their children. The divorce process played out amicably and was finalized in 2014.