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Seal discusses split from Heidi Klum with Ellen DeGeneres

Photo Credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

Photo Credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

Seal bears his broken heart on today’s episode of the Ellen DeGeneres show, which airs here at 4 p.m. weekdays on WXIA.

“You go into these things with the greatest intentions when you say ‘I do’ and you say ’til death do us part.’ Those vows hold value. They are not just words,” he said, according to an excerpt of a transcript released by the show. “The thing that I’m most proud about this great woman who I married, and I really do mean that from the bottom of my heart, is that together she has given me four incredible gifts…four beautiful children. .. When you have four children, you hope and pray that the rest of the world will respect that we have four children and that their little hearts are at stake, too.”

The artist, who has split with model turned reality show star Heidi Klum, still wears his wedding ring.

“I think it’s just pretty much a token of how I feel about this woman,” he said. “We have eight years. Eight wonderful years together. Will we wear the ring for the rest of our lives? Who knows? But right now it feels really comfortable on my hand so I have no intentions of taking it off anytime soon.”

Sniff.

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

16 comments Add your comment

watchin from europe

January 24th, 2012
2:14 pm

That stay-at-home Dad thing is no longer working for her! He made very little $ for the last few years-she is worth millions. I would not want to take that ring off either!

mecq

January 24th, 2012
4:22 pm

Puhleeze…..Seal is a multi-grammy award winner. He will never need her money. If anything she needs him.

Diane

January 24th, 2012
4:23 pm

I think she decided it’s over for him to speak this way of her and not taking the ring off. Think of her history….she was married for 5 years, then was pregnant by someone else (if you see him you wouldn’t believe it or who he’s with now), then met Seal in the lobby of a hotel and began dating him (he really loved her to date her pregnant), adopted her daughter, and had 3 more kids with her.
Somethings not right…..

John

January 24th, 2012
4:40 pm

When has Seal been relevant, 15 yrs. ago?

Jean Shonay

January 24th, 2012
4:51 pm

The stupid would enter the room…

ab

January 24th, 2012
4:51 pm

bb, please tell me you don’t have children

Quintricia F Carpenter

January 24th, 2012
5:00 pm

AJC, U need to have someone on your website monitoring ignorant readers like big bwana!!!! I bet he won’t say that to a black man to his face!!! COWARDS!!! I can’t believe his comment was accepted!! WOW!!!

Jennifer Brett

January 24th, 2012
5:14 pm

Dear Quintricia – “Big Bwana” is gone. His comment has been removed and his IP address has been permanently banned from this blog. He won’t be bothering us again.

Jennifer

This is Mrs. Norman Maine

January 24th, 2012
6:40 pm

Sounds like she is the one who dumped him.

Traci

January 24th, 2012
6:40 pm

This is sad, regardless of who is at fault. Seal’s public persona and his songwriting are what every woman wants — a real romance. Heidi is a smart business woman, I just WISH so much that they can reconsider. They had a great love story. I love them both. I love Heidi;s Project Runway and I adore Seals voice and his songs.

They are both Mega Rich, but I thought at least THIS ONE WAS GONNA LAST.

Tears…

Ebbette

January 24th, 2012
6:50 pm

“You go into these things with the greatest intentions when you say ‘I do’ and you say ’til death do us part.’ Those vows hold value. They are not just words,” he said.”

This is what is sad – Obviously the vows hold value and are not just words only to one side or there would be no divorce? “Growing apart” is a cop out which should send a couple to therapy instead of divorce court. It’s too easy to get a divorce these days. Of course, no one should stay in any type of abusive situation but unless it’s abusive, if there was that kind of love there at the start, it would still be there and therapy would teach them how to get it back.

Raiderbeater

January 24th, 2012
7:06 pm

Maybe more star need to look at people who are REGULAR people…..me and my wife have been married longer than most celebrities can stand to be around each other…..PR moves and magazine covers are what they are for….oh…and pretty babies. That’s why these idiots dont marry a regular Jane or Joe that actually does LOVE them and stay with them forever….my wife and me are part of each other…were one person. Seal can say as much as he wants but one thing is true. They don;t want to be around each other. DUH!

Hugh Jass

January 24th, 2012
7:15 pm

If you have been married that long and have 4 kids tough it out. Marriages were not meant to be disposable. I argue with my wife sometimes, but we have kids and a commitment to one another. Geez Louise….I guess some people do not think that marriage is a covenant before God.

gordon24

January 24th, 2012
7:36 pm

I don’t really care and i am getting sick of all the BS about the Stars and the marriage issues deal with it and stay out of the news!!! TS.

Ron Burgundy

January 24th, 2012
8:26 pm

Celebs divorcing???? SHOCKER!

Don't be so hard on yourself. Those tears are for someone else. I hear your voice on the phone. I hear you feel so alone. My Baby...

January 25th, 2012
10:14 pm

Yeah c’monnnnnnnnnnnn!