Heidi Klum and Seal look set to begin divorce proceedings in the near future after confirming they have separated.
The A-list couple - who have three children together - have released a joint statement making public the fact they have decided to split up following seven years of marriage and have asked for their privacy to be respected at this time.
It had been reported over the weekend that businesswoman Klum - who has forged a successful career as a supermodel and TV presenter - was filing for divorce from her singer husband on the grounds of irreconcilable differences.
However, the pair's joint statement makes no specific reference to immediate plans to divorce, but indicated their partnership is over.
"After much soul-searching we have decided to separate ... this is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition," they said.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson