Supermodel Heidi Klum has hit back at Seal’s suggestion she cheated on him with her bodyguard Martin Kristen during their marriage.
Heidi Klum, 39, who looked strained as she jetted out of Los Angeles this morning, issued a statement today insisting there was no third party involved in their split.
“Our separation was based on issues between the two of us,” she told People magazine.
Heidi Klum also reminded the public that Seal has had his own romantic liaisons since their break-up, adding: “Seal has moved on and so have I.”
Despite the ugly and unexpected twist in their seemingly amicable divorce, Heidi Klum tried to remain positive about their time together.
“I cherish all of the great memories Seal and I created together over the years,” she said.
She concluded: “My priority has and continues to be protecting and providing for our children.”
Seal shocked fans – and Heidi Klum – on Friday when he was asked by TMZ about pictures of his estranged wife cosying up to her bodyguard Martin Kristen on a family vacation in Sardinia. Martin Kristen worked for the family while Heidi Klum was married to Seal.
Seal replied: “Whilst I didn’t expect anything better from him, I would have thought that Heidi would have shown a little more class and at least waited until we separated first before deciding to fornicate with the help.”
He continued: “I guess you now all have the answer that you’ve been looking for the past seven months.”
But however unambiguous his words sounded, a representative for the singer yesterday backtracked, claiming he had not meant to accuse Heidi Klum of cheating.
The representative told Us Weekly: “Seal would like to clarify that he was not implying his wife was cheating while they were together, but he was merely pointing out that their separation and divorce were not final and they are still legally married.”
Although they were believed to have one of the most rock-solid marriages in showbiz, Seal, 49, and Heidi Klum, 39, announced the end of their seven-year union in January.
Heidi Klum and Seal have four children together who they continue to co-parent – Leni, eight, Henry, six, Johan, five, and Lou, two.