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Heidi Klum to

File for Divorce

from Seal

1/21/2012 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Heidi Klum
will file for divorce from Seal ... TMZ has learned.

Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... Heidi will file divorce papers in L.A. County Superior Court as early as next week. We're told Heidi will cite "irreconcilable differences" as the cause for the divorce.

The couple married May 10, 2005. They have 3 biological kids. Seal adopted Heidi's eldest girl from a prior relationship.

The couple is famous for renewing their vows every year on their anniversary ... in a lavish ceremony.

As for splitting up the goodies, there's a lot on the line. According to Forbes, in the last year alone, Klum raked in $20 million. It's unclear how much Seal made.

Heidi attended last Sunday's Golden Globes without Seal. The last photo she tweeted with him was back on December 26.

The last time TMZ filmed Seal and Heidi together, we asked her what the key to a successful marriage is. She didn't answer the question.

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melissa b    

Wow. My jaw literally dropped. This is sad. They seemed so inlove.

968 days ago


She's too much of a diva and it's probably pissing her off that he's not as rich and famous as he used to be.

968 days ago

Good riddance!    

Man, just when yo think maybe one famous couple has it together, but nope! Always a bummer, especially for the kids.

968 days ago


Good thing she still looks good.

968 days ago

Pogue Mahone    

At first it seemed like a sweet love story; he married her while she was prego with another man's baby and raised it as his own(not many men would do!), but then later I noticed she had black eyes she tried to cover with sunglasses and I remember wondering if maybe he beat her up (esp. after his scuffle with photogs) and wonder again if maybe I was right...

968 days ago


Good god it's abought time. Too bad she is to old to have kids, What a waste

968 days ago

Good riddance!    

I saw Seal years ago at a relatively intimate venue. Mostly just him on stage with a guitar. He is REALLY talented! I even talked to him for a minute or so after the show and he seemed like a really nice guy. Oh well, good luck to them both. I'll miss their Halloween adventures.

968 days ago


too much available young stuff for him to resist

968 days ago


I'm always suspect when couples, celebrity and non-celebrities show boat their love ; their renewing of their vows seemed so phony and all about publicity. I remember on Oprah hearing Heidi say 'we do this every year to show our love'..well, at that time they'd been married two years. I was hoping I was wrong and those 'vow renewals ' meant something besides for show.

968 days ago


Ok, who cheated on who?

The ones who always get hurt the most.....the kids.
The ones who get the most....the lawyers.

968 days ago


"One day you're in, the next day, you're out" (said in snappy little tone like Heidi says it)

Did Heidi just eliminate Seal from her own runway?

968 days ago


Usually not too surprised over these announcements but this go round you can color me shocked.....They always seemed to be schlepping the kids around in a kind of normal manner and all....hope they remain on good terms for the kids.....

968 days ago


The kids always lose. Damn these stars.

968 days ago


I would have thought these two would have put more effort into keeping their marriage. They always seemed like such a strong couple. I'm as shocked as others at reading this news. I hope the source is full of it. I've never read anything that even indicated they had any problems. Hope they tried to work things out and didn't just throw in the towel. Their poor children. :(

968 days ago

Dennis Johnson    

Seal is a real A@@ HOLE and a super control freak,everybody that knows them knows this.TMZ this is old news you are slipping slipping away.

968 days ago
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