Seal and Heidi Klum announced their separation to the world on Monday, but we’re guessing the four most important people in their world already knew about it. “Just explaining to them that things will be different, you know, without going into too much detail. But a lot of things won’t change,” Seal told Access Hollywood Live when asked how he and Klum broke the news to sons Henry and Johan and daughters Leni and Lou. We sympathize! News of Heidi and Seal’s break-up was hard enough for us, and we’re grown adults! Grown adults who don’t, you know, know either of them in real life!
Said the singer of his young brood, “The main thing is to make sure that they feel that they’re loved, make sure that they understand that their parents love each other, make sure that they understand if there are any changes, it is absolutely nothing to do with them.” That does make us feel a little better about their split. We’re feeling so good, in fact, that we’re going look at all of Seal and Heidi’s adorable coordinated Halloween costumes again and not even weep uncontrollably. Ugh, no, we were wrong! All it took were those adorable ape costumes and we broke like an egg!
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We’re pretty much refusing to believe Star magazine’s report that Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s marriage is on the rocks — partly because our hearts can’t take any more celebrity divorces, partly because we haven’t seen any other corroboration. GossipCop says a source close to the couple calls the rumor completely false. But after Demi and Ashton, Katy and Russell, Heidi and Seal — need we go on? — we’re just a little gun-shy. So, don your rose-colored glasses with us and review the timeline of this match made in ’90s rocker heaven.
1995: Gwen and Gavin meet when No Doubt and Bush tour together (with the Goo Goo Dolls! Oh, the ’90s). Gavin described their first date to Details: “I threw a party in New Orleans just as an excuse to hang out with her. We drank a bunch of hurricanes and went around the French Quarter. We had our first kiss that night, just walking around, being careful to step over the puddles of pee. The next day we had that sort of cute, embarrassed, sober meet-up.”
2002: Gavin and Gwen get married.
Even as Seal insists to Piers Morgan, Tavis Smiley and Ellen DeGeneres that he and Heidi Klum still love and respect each other, despite their separation, the gossip world is doing its darndest to dig up dirt on why the super couple is splitting. We’re kind of getting whiplash from this whole thing — do they still have a chance at a reunion, or has divorce been a long time coming? Draw your own conclusions based on these stories:
- TMZ still maintains that Seal’s “volcanic” temper is the cause of their problems. Talk about a blow to our image of the man who just sang Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” on Ellen.
- Some sources told People that the couple’s trip to Aspen over the holidays marked “the final straw” of their relationship. “Aspen didn’t go as well as planned … there were more lows than highs.” At the same time, paparazzi in the ski town were just as blissfully unaware as the rest of us: “They couldn’t stop kissing and cuddling. They spent a lot of time with their kids, but also managed to sneak in several solo ski runs together. If they were having problems, they were definitely not showing during the day.”
It’s sadly easy to imagine how the stresses of divorce and work could lead to the kind of “exhaustion” Demi Moore is apparently suffering from, whether or not substances were involved in her hospitalization on Monday night. While her rep says she’s seeking “professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health,” we’re anxiously awaiting more details on how she’s doing. It can’t be a good sign that she has dropped out of playing Gloria Steinem in Lovelace, according to TMZ. We were so looking forward to seeing her take on the role of the feminist leader.
Meanwhile, the emergency incident report from the Los Angeles Fire Department says a friend on the scene told paramedics Demi was shaking and “acting like she was suffering from a seizure, a source told E! Online. Ooof.
We can’t be the only ones whose weekend was ruined by the news that Heidi Klum and Seal are breaking up. They seemed like the ideal couple! In every single picture they’re either kissing or wearing insanely elaborate matching costumes. Honestly, we don’t know how to cope with the thought of never seeing them together at their annual Halloween Ball ever again. So to stave off the impending panic attack, we created the gallery below to relive the good old days. Click away to view the insane cuteness and the insane costumes!
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After the really heartbreaking news that Seal and Heidi Klum were going to split up broke over the weekend, the duo released a statement regarding their separation to quell questions. It doesn’t give the personal reasons behind their decision, of course, but it’s something at least. It reads,
“While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate.Â 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.Â We thank our family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support. And for our childrenâ€™s sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy.”
All they’ve really given us here is “we have grown apart.” Doesn’t really help when one of the most seemingly-happy marriages in Hollywood is falling apart. We really hope this one stays amicable, and we wish both of them well.
It’s January, the weather’s finally getting cold, and, sadly, some hearts are even colder. There are days when it’s too depressing to deliver celebrity breakup and divorce news, so we’re ripping off the Band-aid and giving it to you all in one shot.
» First, you might consider this happy news, if you’re Team Vanessa. Kobe Bryant’s soon-to-be-ex is getting $75 million in the divorce settlement, half of the NBA star’s estimated assets, according to TMZ. That includes all three of their houses in the Newport Beach area.
» Kenny G’s wife of 20 years, Lyndie Benson-Gorelick, filed for separation from the smooth-jazz sax-player, E! Online reports. The couple has two sons, Max, 18, and Noah, 14.
» Eva Longoria’s previous attempts to remove her “Nine” tattoo tribute to ex husband Tony Parker have been unsuccessful, so she’s going to amazingly named tat-erasing expert Dr. Tatoff, per TMZ.
» And contrary to rumors of their split, Avril Lavigne and Brody Jenner tweeted their love for each other: “It really upsets me to read all the FALSE!! stories. Avril has always been there for me and is the closest person to my heart. I love her,” Brody wrote on Tuesday, to which Avril replied, “luv u 2.” Still, those could also be interpreted as “just friends” declarations too.
Now, let’s get on with a happier Friday!
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Sinead O’Connor was right the first time, you guys. Well, not the first first time, when she decided to marry husband Barry Herridge at the beginning of December. We mean the first time she decided to divorce him, also in December. “Certain sections of our media are pure evil,” the “Nothing Compares 2 U” chanteuse raged on her website this morning. “These people, along with others caused enormous damage deliberately and maliciously to my innocent flower of a husband, purely because he was with me. And so his association with me became something very bad for his life.” Sinead, just don’t obsessively Google your names over and over! Or spend 23 hours a day on Twitter! It’s not like “the media” is shimmying up the fire escape and screaming at you two through your bathroom window. They made laws so we can’t do that anymore!
Continues O’Connor, “The behaviour of one particular paper resulted in very serious damage to my husband and myself personally and consequently made the marriage untenable so that it is now over and I hope the media will kindly leave the poor man alone to get on with his life.” Sniffs Sinead, “I will never again associate myself romantically with anyone as I could not bear to see these things done again to someone I love.” Diva please. Considering the speed at which the singer changed her mind the first time after a night of “love making,” we’re betting Sinead O’Connor’s divorce isn’t happening as soon as her furious bloggings would suggest. Or ever.
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Um…what? Who? Where? How? Wha…what? We guess we faintly recall how hot Ashton Kutcher was during his That ’70s Show days, but we didn’t, you know, remember. Our memories were obscured by all that Topher Grace! Speaking alongside his Two and A Half Men co-stars at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena today, a freshly-cropped Ashton somehow pulled a reverse Sampson: he cut his hair and gained the strength of a million lady boners. While Ashton might have decided to ditch his flowing chestnut locks and thermal face blanket, there is one item he conspicuously kept on him…
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Poor Zooey Deschanel: A) Divorce sucks, duh. B) Having your financial details splashed across the Internet because you’re getting a divorce sucks harder. BUT, if there’s anyone who shouldn’t feel too bad about what’s in said financial details, it’s the New Girl star.
In the documents TMZ posted yesterday from Deschanel’s paperwork filing for divorce from Ben Gibbard, there’s an itemized list of the actress/singer’s monthly income ($95,000!) and expenses ($22,550) that makes us feel both ickily voyeuristic and proud of her. Look, the girl is a freaking style icon and yet she only spends $2,000 a month on clothing? Even given that celebrities get a whole lot of their clothing for free, we know how much they could be spending. Case in point, Zooey’s Erin Fetherston dress above, worn at the finale of the X Factor last month, retails for $425. For a little perspective, Nicole Scherzinger’s beaded Pamella Roland gown from the same event is going for $2,425 at Neiman Marcus right now (marked down from $6,930). And Zooey’s taste in vintage probably saves her plenty of cash too.