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Seal discusses split from Heidi Klum like a man in love [Video]

January 24, 2012 | 12:40 pm

Seal with Ellen DeGeneres

Seal is publicly discussing his split from Heidi Klum, throwing around some pretty powerful language with Ellen DeGeneres: words like dignity, civility, respect, love.

He certainly doesn't sound like a guy who's breaking up with anyone, despite the separation that was rumored over the weekend and announced Monday.

Seal showered Klum with praise on Ellen's show, calling her this "great woman who I married" and noting that she'd given him "four wonderful gifts" in the form of their young children. But, he said, "You just grow apart after a while."

About the separation -- he was still wearing his wedding ring and said he had no plan to take it off soon -- "We were shocked because you go into these things with the greatest intentions, you know, when you say 'I do,' when you say 'Till death do us part,' those vows hold value. They're not just words."

Indeed, he and Klum had renewed their vows annually in the company of friends. "But these things happen," he said. 

Though the word divorce hasn't been mentioned by Seal and wasn't said by the couple in their statement Monday, that's what Klum is planning, TMZ reports, adding info from sources who said Seal's temper and their careers played parts in the split.

The full interview airs Tuesday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."    



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Photo: Ellen DeGeneres welcomes singer Seal for an interview to air Tuesday. In the chat, he discusses his recent split with Heidi Klum. Credit: Michael Raxzman / Warner Bros.