The last few months haven’t been easy for Heidi Klum, who split from Seal, her husband of seven years, in January. But she’s trying her best to keep her head up.
“I feel like I’m in the eye of a tornado,” she tells Elle in its April issue. “Sometimes I think a curve ball just comes at you. Instead of something straight that you can catch, it hits you in the head from the side that you didn’t expect.”
“He’s going to be 50 next year. He’s a grown man,” the model added. “I can’t tell him what to do and what not to do. It’s hard.”
Klum added that she understands that the couple’s separation seemed sudden – but she also reveals that things in her marriage with Seal, 49, weren’t always what they seemed.
“People don’t need to know who did what,” she says. “I don’t want to talk positive or negatively about the ups and downs that we had. Every couple goes through things.”
Klum keeps on talking: “Unfortunately, we’re in the public, so the highs are out there. But I don’t think it’s necessary for – especially for our children – to have the lows being printed in magazines and talked about.”
As for her ex husband, he hasn’t always shared that view and has been quite vocal about their split, People Magazine writes.
“I respect my wife’s decision not to talk about that, but I felt that people at least deserved some kind of explanation why the picture of the ideal wasn’t what they thought it was,” Seal told reporters a few weeks ago.
The singer added his family has remained his priority. “I’ve tried my very best to protect the general welfare of my family, my wife included.”
Klum, in her turn, acknowledged there were problems in her marriage, however choose to keep the details private.
“To the outside world, you don’t really share all the things that happen. You kind of share just the most amazing sides,” she said.
“But I don’t really want to get into any of that stuff. With my life, my family, my business – I want to go forward.”
“I’m not going to comment. Otherwise it makes you angry,” Heidi Klum, 38, added.
“People don’t need to know who did what. But I’m a lioness. I have four cubs. I’m a mom. I want to take care of my kids and protect them. I don’t want to talk about them, or him, or me.”
“While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate,” the couple said in a statement previously while confirming their splin in January.
“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.
This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition.”
German-born Heidi, filed papers at Los Angeles’ County Superior Court citing irreconcilable differences between the pair who married at Seal’s beachfront home in Mexico in 2005.