Supermodel and mega-celebrity Heidi Klum and her husband, Seal, are apparently saying, “Auf Wiedersehen.” According to various reports, the couple is splitting up after several years of marriage.
No one has filed for divorce yet, but the couple did confirm their separation in a statement over the weekend. The couple, who were married in 2005, says they have grown apart over the years, although they continue to love each other. They say that the split is amicable and that their children are now the number one priority.
Klum has a 7-year-old daughter from a previous relationship. The couple has three other children, ages 6, 5 and 2, respectively.
Speculation about the separation began on Friday, when Seal tweeted an anonymous post, “The End,” along with a picture of his tattoo of wings, which many believe relates to Klum’s days as a model for Victoria’s Secret.
It is believed that he thinks Klum has been more consumed in her career, including her TV show “Project Runway,” than their marriage of late. Seal, who has been away a lot on a concert tour recently, apparently flew home for a long discussion with his wife over the weekend.
According to the Sun-Times, a source who knows the couple compares them to Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, noting that they would either be bickering and yelling or snuggling and kissing.
The pair used to renew their wedding vows every year.
Source: Sun-Times, “Heidi Klum, Seal ready to say, ‘Auf Wiedersehen’,” Bill Zwecker, Jan. 22, 2012