The calm before the storm: Seal is spotted looking tense with Heidi Klum's bodyguard beau over a month before lashing out over their relationship
18:26 GMT, 5 September 2012
At first it seemed like it was set to be one of the most amicable splits in showbiz.
But over the last fortnight that has swiftly changed as a bitter war of words embarks between Seal and former wife Heidi Klum.
While the Kiss From A Rose hitmaker has lashed out at Heidi, accusing her of starting up a relationship with their bodyguard while still legally married, she's hit back simply saying 'Seal has moved on, so have I.'
Tense: Seal is pictured seemingly having a war of words with Heidi Klum's bodyguard beau in front of her house about a month and a half ago
But now new pictures have emerged seemingly showing things heating up between Seal and security man Martin Kristen over a month and a half ago in front of the supermodel's house.
The pair can be seen exchanging tense words as their rigid body language spoke volumes.
The photos show the two men seemingly clashing on 19 July as they stood on the pavement.
War of words Seal and Martin seemed tense as they gave off rigid body language while outside Heidi's home on 19 July – a few weeks before he lashed out over their relationship
Seal seemed unhappy as he put his hands on his hips and tensed his face while Martin crossed his arms over his chest and seemed to argue back.
It was about five weeks after the tense photos were taken that Seal then publicly made comments lashing out at the bodyguard's relationship with his former wife.
Seal, 49, shocked fans – and Heidi – last week when he was asked by TMZ about pictures of his estranged wife
cosying up to her bodyguard Martin Kristen on a family vacation in Sardinia. Kristen worked for the family while Heidi was married to Seal.
He replied: 'Whilst I didn't expect
anything better from him, I would have thought that Heidi would have
shown a little more class and at least waited until we separated first
before deciding to fornicate with the help.'
Unhappy: The Kiss From A Rose hitmaker looked like he meant business as he stepped out of his car ready to have words with the man who is now dating Heidi
He continued: 'I guess you now all have the answer that you’ve been looking for for the past seven months.'
But however unambiguous his words
sounded, a representative for the British singer yesterday backtracked,
claiming he had not meant to accuse Heidi of cheating.
The representative told Us Weekly:
‘Seal would like to clarify that he was not implying his wife was
cheating while they were together, but he was merely pointing out that
their separation and divorce were not final and they are still legally
Close: Heidi was spotted holidaying with Martin in Italy last month
Heidi has since spoken out herself in reaction to Seal's comment and about her moving on.
The supermodel, 39, issued a
statement earlier this week insisting there was no third party involved in their
She told People magazine: 'Our separation was based on issues between the two of us.'
Klum also reminded the public that the
Kiss From A Rose singer has had his own romantic liaisons since their break-up,
adding: 'Seal has moved on and so have I.'
Meanwhile, it has been reported on TMZ.com that Heidi and Seal are close to reaching a divorce settlement.
As they were: Seal and Heidi separated earlier this year and are rumoured to be nearing a settlement deal