Supermodel Heidi Klum and British singer Seal are separating after seven years of marriage, describing the split as amicable in a statement
"While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate," the two said in a statement.
"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."
The two said that protecting the well-being of their children was their top priority and asked for privacy, and thanked family and friends for their support.
The German-born Klum, who hosts "Project Runway," and Seal have four children. Last September they released a steamy music video for the singer's new single "Secrets," which featured the naked couple in bed together.
Reports of the separation last week shocked fans of the couple who are known for their displays of affection at red carpet events, and the picture of happiness they have often presented with their four children.