If 2011 was the year of the high profile wedding, 2012 is shaping up to be the year of the celeb divorce. After a weekend of speculation about whether or not Heidi Klum and Seal were ending their marriage, they've put all rumors to rest by issuing a joint statement to People:
"While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate.
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. This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition.
We thank our family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support. And for our children's sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy."
This news really came as quite a sucker punch to people, including us. While we don't actually know this couple or what went on behind closed doors, the image they put out there was one of a loving (and horny) couple who were absolutely crazy about each other. We love a fairy tale, and when one ends as just another divorce statistic, it's pretty depressing.
They renewed their vows in different wacky ways every year, famously hosted Halloween parties together wearing over-the-top costumes, and cranked out gorgeous kids at an alarming rate. In 2010 Seal featured Heidi in his "Secret" video, in which they groped each other naked in bed for three minutes. So what happened?
According to TMZ, there was no infidelity. Sources close to the couple told the gossip site that Heidi could no longer deal with Seal's "volcanic" temper. Her career, which has made her a millionaire many times over, was also apparently a factor, causing "distance" between them.
Is Heidi's latest "auf weidersehen" surprising to you?