Heidi Klum Files For Divorce From Seal

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It really is over.

Nearly three months after announcing their surprising separation, Heidi Klum has made it official and filed for divorce from Seal on Friday afternoon.

A petition, which lists irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, seeks joint legal custody and primary physical custody of their four kids.

In other words, she wishes to live primarily with Leni, 7½, Henry, 6½, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2, but with ample visitation and joint legal rights for Seal.

Seal, Heidi Klum

The model is also seeks to have her maiden name restored. She legally changed it to Seal's, Samuel, though professionally she kept using Klum.

"While we enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching, we have decided to separate," the couple said.

"We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart."

For the couple who wed in Mexico in 2005, the split played out in headlines as the end of a fairy tale as both gradually stopped wearing wedding rings.

Although multiple sources claimed that the couple hoped to reconcile, by mid-February it was clear a reunion would not be in their future after all.

Seal was vocal about their split in the weeks following their announcement, and not for the purposes of trashing Heidi. Just ... to talk about it.

"When you publicize your marriage as much as ours was publicized, when you renew your wedding vows, when you do all those things, what you are saying to people is … you're giving people a picture of an ideal relationship," he said.

"So when it goes south, you can't all of a sudden take the philosophy of a monk and decide to go for a complete vow of silence."

The quieter Heidi Klum, 38, acknowledged in the April issue of Elle that she couldn't control what Seal, 49, said to the press, but "it's hard."

"People don't need to know who did what," she said. "I don't want to talk positively or negatively about the ups and downs that we had."

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@forreal, it's article not "artical". You didn't capitalize BBC's name "Seal". You were funny......Seal did the talk circuit to promote his upcoming album, at the time. The seven year itch got this power couple.

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It is amazing that Heidi and Seal renewed their vows every year, but yet were unable to repair their marriage through couples therapy!!

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Stupid and sick? your clearly good freinds with the couple to have such an insider opinon on the marriage. let me guess, you and seal went to school together?

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One of the most awful things about reading internet news is at the bottom of the artical for some reason these "publications"allow the reader a forum to respond. As illustrated by the commenter "realdeal" this all to frequently is a forum for people who live in fear of diversity to parade their thoughts across the page for all to see. The real person behind the "realdeal" moniker is probably a white male 38+ that is sexually atracted to blonde women but can't stop thinking about, as he puts it, BBC (his only use of capital letters in his response to the entertainment artical) when he is confronted with the chance to ask a blonde women out on a date. I will take this further, because I am already bored with this, and say that shortly after reading this artical about celeberty divorce he went to his favorite porn site and looked up his favorite blondes and "BBC" and spanked himself with a bible on the ass while he beat his SWC and wept.

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It was a stupid and sick marriage anyway.

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guess heidi finally realized what nicole brown simpson learned - the BBC is nice, but not worth all the physical abuse that also comes with it.

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