Heidi Klum and Seal are getting divorced, putting an end to their 7-year marriage, the couple confirmed in a joint statement released this morning.

“While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate. 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. We thank our family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support. And for our children’s sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy.”

Heidi walked the red carpet of the Golden Globe Awards last week without Seal, and they were last pictured together in a photo Heidi tweeted back on December 26th.

The couple, who are famous for renewing their wedding vows every year on their anniversary, originally married in May 2005, and have 3 biological kids together. Seal adopted Heidi’s oldest daughter from a previous relationship.

Sources close to the couple tell TMZ that Heidi is divorcing Seal over his “volcanic temper,” and not over concerns of infidelity, as many assume when a high profile couple divorces.

“It was a long time in coming,” the source said.

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