Seal is already speaking out about the breaking up of his marriage to Heidi Klum, telling Tavis Smiley it will be handled civilly for the benefit of their kids.
Tavis asked Seal how he and Heidi can avoid the ugly break-up that has become prevalent among celebs, and he said, "We're just not those kind of people."
Seal said, "What one has to do in this situation is to remain civil, to retain one's dignity, to be professional, and to understand that we are not the only people on this planet that are going through this."
Seal's conversation with Tavis Smiley on PBS airs this Friday, January 27 on PBS.
Heidi's Still Wrapped
Around My Finger
1/23/2012 1:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Seal refuses to give up on his marriage -- wearing his wedding ring out in L.A. today ... despite Heidi Klum's plans to divorce him.
Seal braved the rain in a dark gray suit on his way into a studio moments ago ... two days after TMZ broke the story his wife's calling it quits.
As we previously reported, Seal is scheduled to tape a segment for Ellen later today to promote his new album. He's expected to give an interview as well as perform. No word on whether the subject of divorce will be off limits.
Seal to Ellen
The Show Must Go On
1/23/2012 10:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Seal is scheduled to appear on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show today to promote his new album, and so far it's all systems go ... sources connected with the production tell TMZ.
We're told Seal is supposed to appear in 2 segments -- an interview segment and another where he sings.
The taping is scheduled for 4 PM PT ... and so far Seal's team has not called to cancel.
If Seal does appear, it's possible if not likely that his people will ask that Ellen not talk about the story TMZ broke .... that Heidi will file for divorce.
The show will air tomorrow.
Looking Hot ... Under the Collar
1/23/2012 5:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Just hours before TMZ broke the story about Heidi Klum gearing up for divorce, Seal arrived back in L.A. after a quick trip to London -- wearing massive shades, a red scarf, an enormous-collared jacket, and a grim expression.
As TMZ first reported, as of Sunday night ... Heidi and Seal are still living under the same roof.
Heidi Klum to
File for Divorce
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.