Heidi Klum finally speaks about the divorce in Elle: “I want to go forward”

Heidi Klum appears in the April issue of Elle (the one where pregnant Jessica Simpson officially takes the cover). Heidi’s been largely silent since she and Seal, her husband of seven years, split in late-January, and I presume that she has finally started talking to the media only because she has to promote the upcoming season of “Project Runway.” It’s gotta be tough to know that everyone wants to ask questions about the very subject that hurts the most.

In the aftermath of the separation, we’ve heard many theories about the deterioration of Seal and Heidi’s marriage. The overriding theory seems to be that Seal’s alleged violent temper played a large role. His ex even came forward (after over a decade of silence) to semi-confirm the theory, and we also heard that (at least on one occasion), Seal pushed Heidi and had to be physically restrained by security. Of course, none of this may be true at all, but Seal’s incredibly passive, charming way of discussing his wonderful wife during an “Ellen” appearance” seems suspicious. Anyway, we’ve heard from Seal, and now we’re finally hearing from Heidi:

What she’s going through: “I feel like I’m in the eye of the tornado. It’s emotions inside of your body that are a tornado. And then the outside world doing all this craziness — with you wanting it or not wanting it — is another tornado. But as hard as it is, so is life. And sometimes I think a curveball just comes at you. Instead of something straight that you catch, it hits you in the head from the side that you didn’t expect.”

Why the split shocked the public: “To the outside world, you don’t really share all the things that happen. You kind of share just the most amazing sides. But I don’t really want to get into any of that stuff. With my life, my family, my business — I want to go forward. I feel like already there are so many things being said about us — about him, about me. I’m not going to comment. Otherwise it makes you angry. You can’t always call and say, ‘This is not true, but this part is true.'”

Did it bother her that Seal spoke out? “He’s a grown man. I can’t tell him what to do and what not to do. It’s hard.”

Sorry, she’s not spilling: “People don’t need to know who did what. 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. I’m a lioness. I have four cubs. I’m a mom. I want to take care of my kids and protect them. I don’t want to talk about them, or him, or me.”

[From Elle]

Heidi obviously doesn’t want to talk at all about the split, but one can’t really blame her for wanting to stay as silent as possible. In fact, she probably wouldn’t have said anything at all if promoting “Project Runway” wasn’t a factor. It’s rather obvious that she didn’t appreciate Seal speaking out about their marriage too; and about a week ago, he spoke briefly with with People about his reason for doing so:

“When you publicize your marriage as much as our marriage was publicized, when you renew wedding vows, when you do all those things, what you are saying to people is … you’re giving people a picture of an ideal relationship that people aspire to. When it goes south, you can’t all of a sudden take the philosophy of a monk and decide to go for a vow of silence. It doesn’t really work like that. I respect my wife’s decision not to talk about that, but I felt that people at least deserved some kind of explanation why the picture of the ideal wasn’t what they thought it was.”

[From People]

What Seal says here makes sense if you take his statements at face value, but I still believe that he was trying to charm Heidi into taking him back when he spoke publicly about her. Seal also had a new album to promote as well. Then again, Heidi now has a show to promote, but at least she’s keeping her comments to the bare minimum.

As of mid February, Seal has since taken off his wedding ring and drawn attention to that fact by wearing bright yellow nail polish. People also has confirmed that Heidi and Seal have no plans to reconcile.

Photos courtesy of Elle

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  1. Cerulean says:

    What a cheap looking photo shoot. She looks sleepy and washed out in the photos.
    It’s good that she keeps it to herself. Her children don’t need the details in the public whatever they are.

  2. LeeLoo says:

    I really don’t know what to believe in all of this. Sometimes I think people look for bigger reasons than the ones in front of them. Either way, it’s nice to see people acting like mature adults during their separation/divorce.

    • fabgrrl says:

      Well, we will have to see if the maturity lasts when the custody battle begins.

  3. Missy Mara says:

    I guess one of her kids glued her hand to her hair.

  4. Beth says:

    She looks vulnerable in these pictures – like if she intended to move us to pity.

  5. Dawn says:

    Good for her. It has to be tough going through this in the public eye. Best of luck to both of them.

  6. brin says:

    I like her and I think she’s handling this well. Her kids don’t need to be put in the middle of the divorce situation.

  7. heyhey says:

    i think she has always been overhyped..

    she is pretty but her beauty been overhyped alot

  8. Hypocricy says:

    I really like how she handle things.

    A REAL woman with kids knows they are her priority and will shut her mouth like she did.

    And she looks sad, like she had been into trremendous stress lately.

  9. Jayna says:

    I think both have handled the split with grace and diffused head on what could have been a tabloid frenzy. But Heidi chose to go on interviews year after year carrying on about Seal and her marriage. I once saw an interview with Seal that showed his love for Heidi but was more mature in discussing marriage, not trying to paint the perfect marriage like Heidi did.

    I still stand by a young marriage having four children back to back with two big
    careers, but Heidi building an empire, Seal on the road, there is no way there wouldn’t be huge stressors in the marriage. People coo over having lots of babies, but the reality is it puts stress on the marriage. Seal is back to putting
    his career back on the forefront last year and this year off abroad. I am sure the reports are true that he did have issues with his wife with all her businesses making way more than him and why he is back on the road again longer and doing The Voice in Australia. But you can’t have it all,

  10. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    The real reason for the split, what no one is talking about, is that Seal borrowed Heidi’s fave shade of nail polish one too many times.

  11. Cathy says:

    I just hope for the kids sake that this doesn’t turn into a mess like that Halle and Gabriel situation.

  12. Victoria says:

    Sorry Klum – the public deserves to know – for years you threw it in our faces how wonderful Seal was; your happiest marriage made a mockery of peasants problems and marriages, so now you have to tell what happened to your perfect marriage.

    You lied to us! Now come clean!

    Yes, Ms Klum – you owe us.

  13. mememe says:

    You move like grace through the pain. Strength to you and your family.

  14. Jen says:

    Wow the makeup artist for that photo shoot should be fired.

  15. Cha-Cha says:

    Project Runway Allstars is nearing the end – down to 4 designers. 3 after last nite, but my cable went out so I’m not sure. So I don’t think she did this to promote the show.

  16. Sumodo1 says:

    Heidi’s had her nose done. It’s about time! Her “overdone” nose was so 1990s, I’m glad she had an augmentative-type surgery. She needed it.

    • divax says:

      yep – I noticed it too. It’s a good job, methinks. Her old surgery nose job was SO obvious – the bridge was way too thin for her face.

      Btw, why is this article titled “HK finally speaks out about the divorce” when in fact she said she had nothing to say about the divorce!

  17. skuddles says:

    These photos suck, why would she allow them to go to print??

  18. sup says:

    this is the prettiest she’s looked in years in my opinion. maybe she stopped pretending to live in a fairy tale and that can really do wonders for a person. i hope she’ll be well.

  19. S. says:

    She looks stunning as always. She doesn’t owe the public any kind of explanation.

  20. marie says:

    I wondered why they were so public about their relationship and all those vows. I think Seal was being honest at least

  21. Kosmos says:

    I think women like Heidi. She comes off as honest and authentic even though she’s obviously a very beautiful & famous model. I’m sure she is doing the right thing and I don’t think she has to discuss her private life and marriage with the world. People will always talk and wonder because she and Seal are public figures and people are naturally curious. However, she has handled this in a very respectful way.

  22. Experienced divorce and family lawyers will tell you that by not being flexible and remaining angry will end up hurting your own interests and drag the pain out further by not giving an inch.