Project Runway host Heidi Klum has confirmed that she has separated from her husband of almost 7 years, Seal.
Rumors have been swirling that the couple was splitting, but Klum confirmed the split to PEOPLE, saying:
“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.”
Klum, 38, and Seal, 48, began dating in 2003. The couple got engaged in 2004 and got married in Mexico in May 2005.
The couple has 4 children together – Leni, 7, Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2.