'I feel like I'm in the eye of a tornado': Heidi Klum breaks her silence on shock split from Seal
08:32 GMT, 9 March 2012
Seal broke his silence about their shocking break-up right after it was announced, but until now, Heidi Klum has remained silent.
The German model has finally opened up about the demise of her marriage in the April issue of Elle magazine.
The 38-year-old supermodel has likened the split to a tornado.
Eye of the storm: Heidi Klum has finally opened up about the breakdown of her marriage in the April edition of US Elle
She says: 'I feel like I'm in the eye of the tornado. It's emotions inside of your
body that are a tornado. And then the outside world doing all this
craziness — with you wanting it or not wanting it — is another
'But as hard as it is, so is life. And
sometimes I think a curve-ball just comes at you. Instead of something
straight that you catch, it hits you in the head from the side that you
She admits that, though it appeared they had an idyllic, fairytale romance, their seven-year marriage was rife with problems that they tried to keep private.
Sudden split: The German model and husband Seal announced their split in January
The best part of marriage: Seal has said he loves Heidi for giving him four beautiful children
The Project Runway host says: To the outside world, you don't really share all
the things that happen. You kind of share just the most amazing sides.
'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 feel like already there are so many things being said about us —
about him, about me. I'm not going to comment.
'Otherwise it makes you
angry. You can't always call and say, 'This is not true, but this part
Seal, 49, has been airing the
couple's dirty laundry non-stop while promoting his latest album, and
though Heidi refuses to admit she's angry, she does acknowledge that the
situation is tough.
Elle breaks loose: Heidi Klum finally speaks out about her split from Seal in Elle magazine
She says: 'He's a grown man. I can't tell him what to do and what not to do. It's hard.
'People don't need to know who did what. I don't want to talk positively or negatively about the ups and downs
that we had.
'Every couple goes through things. Unfortunately, we're in
the public, so the highs are out there.'
The former couple have four children together, and she wants to protect them.
She says: '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.'
The model adds that the separation has caused her endless amounts of pain, saying: 'I'm not a robot. I'm not made of stone.'
The couple announced their split in late January after seven years of marriage.
The Kiss From A Rose singer spoke out two days after announcing the split.
He said: 'I think we were shocked.
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.
things happen. The thing that I'm most proud about is this great women
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