In the mid-1990s, the song, ‘Kiss from a Rose’ by Seal would set you into a nostalgic romantic mood whenever you listen to it. The instrumentation brings to mind that the English gothic feeling reminiscent of Robin Hood and Lady Mariam’s romance. Most of all, this song reminds you of the iconic Seal himself.
Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, known as Seal, was born on 19 February 1963 at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, to a Nigerian mother, Adebisi Ogundeji, and an Afro-Brazilian father, Francis Samuel. He was raised by a foster family in Westminster, London. He received a two-year diploma in architecture and had various jobs in the London area.
Seals love, marriage, and eventual divorce in 2014 with German supermodel, Heidi Klum was blessed with four children. Their marital life was heavily guarded against the prying eyes of the public. Many people are still not sure what led to the couple’s breakup and eventual divorce.
So, what caused Seal and Heidi’s divorce?
Their romance started in 2004 in a hotel when Heidi sighted her prince charming. In her own words, “I was physical, straightaway attracted to him, and then we got talking, and I was like, ‘Wow, he’s such a warm and charming man.'” On May 10, 2005, they got married. A list wedding took place in front of 40 guests at a Mexican beach resort. At that time, when Heidi walked down the aisle, she was pregnant with her first daughter Leni for her ex, an Italian businessman called Flavio Briatore.
Fast forward to January 20, 2012, seven years later, rumors began after Seal sent out his melodramatic tweet: “The End.” Their split became official with a joint statement that read: “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.”
Seal and Heidi were very cautious not to hang their dirty linens before the public. They maintained silence with regards to the reasons behind their divorce. Once, Klum said that she felt like she was “in the eye of a tornado” trying to handle all the “emotions”. She added, “I don’t want to talk positively or negatively about the ups and downs that we had. Every couple goes through things. Unfortunately, we’re in the public, so the highs are out there. But I don’t think it’s necessary — especially for our children — to have the lows being printed in magazines and talked about.”
One could only pinpoint the fact that the former couple was eaten up by the same thing that made them superstars, and that was their busy schedules. Heidi Klum and Seal are megastars whose jobs keep them apart most times.
Klum during an interview with Redbook said, “[Seal] traveled a lot…The kids knew it was part of his job. I’m a mom and a dad at the same time.”
Then there was Seal’s alleged anger issue. It was purported that his anger issue was unbearable for Heidi.
Seal had refuted his alleged bad temper. He explained that people make wrong assumptions about him because he tends to be an overprotective father. This was a reference to an incident where Seal yelled at a paparazzi for allegedly hitting his son with a camera. Headlines immediately painted Seal as the typical angry rockstar.
Then there was Seal’s subtle cheating accusation of Heidi Klum. In September 2012, Seal revealed that Heidi Klum had started dating the couple’s former bodyguard! This was what he started: “Whilst I didn’t expect any better from him, I would have thought Heidi would have shown a little bit more class and at least waited until we separated first before deciding to fornicate with the help, as it were.” This, of course, sent heads going bonkers. Seal later clarified his words in a statement to People, saying “that he was not implying his wife was cheating on him while they were together, but rather he was pointing out that they are separated and the divorce is not final so they are legally still married.” Quite the gentleman, wouldn’t you say?
Klum defended herself right away. She responded, “It’s not true. I’ve never looked at another man while I was with him.” But she and the bodyguard dated from 2012 to 2014.
In 2014 Klum dated an art curator Vito Schnabel who rs younger. Klum has been known to be a cougar. She said, “It doesn’t matter what people say. As long as you know when you close your door in your own home, you have an amazing time together. That’s really all that matters.” They dated for three years.
In 2018 Klum dated Tokyo Hotel artist Tom Kaulitz, who was 17 years younger than her.
Seal and Heidi, unlike other celeb breakups, have remained on good terms even after their divorce.
Seal himself hasn’t been too keen on relationships after his divorce. He was once linked to Erica Packer, billionaire James Packer’s ex-wife. Seal and Packer dated in 2015. At the time, he was 52 and she was 38. As of now, Seal is not dating anyone.