I was really bummed out when Seal and Heidi Klum announced their divorce. Not that I liked Seal or felt like he deserved Heidi, really, but they were just so seemingly in love. The proposal was so over the top, they renewed vows every year, and she talked about how they had sex all the time (gross). They seemed enamored by one another, right? And then, all of a sudden, it was just over.
At first it seemed like it would be a boring divorce—the two really loved each other and claimed they were going to be civil for the sake of their kids. But now it’s turned into a real Hollywood divorce—things are getting ugly, fast. Seal contested Heidi twice—but can you blame him? I wouldn’t want to lose Heidi Klum either (then again I would’ve been an awesome partner to her). He fought her request for primary physical custody of their kids because he wants equal time. And okay, I can understand that, too. Next he said she was wrong when she claimed no joint assets needed to be divided. She’s worth $70 million dollars and he’s worth $15 million—I smell greed on this one.
Heidi has kept pretty cool and calm about all of this, but now the claws have come out. Seal allegedly used pictures of their children in an ad campaign for a Leica digital camera—without asking Heidi. And she was pissed. Klum quickly contacted Leica and got them to take down the video, even though “Seal maintained he had every right to use his personal photos,” a source says. The same source said “Heidi isn’t trying to cause trouble. She’s just trying to protect her brood. Since she filed for divorce from Seal, he’s been out with more than one young woman, whereas Heidi hasn’t dated at all.”
That went from, “don’t use our kids as advertising” to “you’re sleeping around.” I get it. Seal was very vocal about how much he still loved Heidi and continued wearing his ring in public and saying wonderful things about her in interviews—but then he goes out with other girls and entirely disproves his point. And as a sidebar, this is something I’ve noticed guys do a lot. You cannot say one thing and then act in the complete opposite fashion. It just doesn’t work. Seal, if you love Heidi then prove it. Heidi …you deserve so much better than Seal, really.
I’m interested to see how this whole thing unfolds. At first, I was rooting for them to get back together and now I think I just want her to win. I’m pretty sure she already has won, since she has all the money, plus she’s been the class act in all of this, and? She’s freaking Heidi Klum.
Every guy can learn a lesson from this. When you have a woman that is beautiful, in love with you, good to you, and financially independent from you, how about you treat her like the Queen she is? Don’t get rough with her (allegedly Seal has a bad temper and that caused the divorce), don’t make her feel second to anything, and show your appreciation for her every day.
I’ve got to say that I really respect Heidi Klum. Through all of this she has remained pretty classy. She’s simply protecting her children and if Seal wants to use them as cash cows, she’s not going to have it. That’s a strong woman and a great mom.