It looks like Heidi Klum and Seal are in for a bitter divorce.
The couple were married for seven years before they announced their
separation in January 2012, with the supermodel officially filling for
divorce in April citing “irreconcilable differences.”
The couple released a joint statement about their initial separation
and it appeared as though things were amicable, but there a lot of
contented issues. and “the gloves are about to come off.”
When the 39-year-old model filed for divorce, she listed that she was
seeking primary physical custody of the couple’s four children, Leni,
8; Henry, 6; Johan, 5; and Lou, 2 — a request which Seal has since countere demanding that they get equal time with the kids.
According to the website, the “Kissed by a Rose” singer has also
contested Klum’s claim that the couple have no joint assets that need to
be divided between them. Given that Seal is worth a reported $15million while Klum is worth $70million, it’s poised to be a big battle with plenty to argue about.
Another point of contention is the fact that Seal used personal
photos of their children in an ad campaign without Klum’s permission. An
insider explained that the model didn’t want their private moments made
public, and she acted quickly by hiring a lawyer who had the video removed.
“Because sometimes life throws you a curveball and then you just
figure it out and deal with it, but my dream always was that. To have
the perfect family and have lots of children and a beautiful garden and
trampolines and swings and things.” Heidi Klum
Is this a sincere decision based on self awareness or is it an emotionally reactive decision? To
be ready to divorce your partner means being able to make a clear,
unemotional decision that you can support over time. Divorce means being
able to let go of all strong emotional attachments to the other person,
the loving ones as well as the hostile and hurtful ones. Emotionally
charged decisions do not last, and if acted on, do not resolve the
underlying problem. People who divorce out of anger often stay angry
even after the divorce is over.
Couples who rush to leave their marriages have not had enough time to
evaluate their feelings, thoughts, or options. As a result, they are
unprepared for the roller coaster of emotions, the complicated legal
system, and the many life-changing decisions that they will need to
make. Quite often, they make agreements which they cannot sustain and,
instead of the situation improving,it stays the same or gets worse. They
often get tangled up in lengthy court cases and the very thing they
hoped for — a quick divorce — takes years.