Seal and Heidi Klum confirm that they are to divorce

Soul singer and German supermodel split after seven years of marriage

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Seal and Heidi Klum have confirmed that they to divorce after seven years of marriage.

The couple began dating in 2003 and got hitched in 2005. They have four children together.

Reports that the couple had split first appeared over the weekend, with online rumours citing the reason for their break-up as "irreconcilable differences". However, in a statement, in which the couple confirmed that they had ended their relationship, they simply said that they had "grown apart".

The couple told People Magazine in a statement: "While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate."

It continues: "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."

Seal, who is most famous for his 1994 hit single 'Kiss From A Rose', released his eighth studio album 'Soul 2' in November last year. It is the singer's second record to be comprised entirely of covers of classic soul tunes.

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