Seal wants to 'protect his family'

2012-02-23 20:37

Los Angeles - Seal is determined to "protect his family" in the wake of his split from Heidi Klum.

The Kiss From A Rose singer and the supermodel announced the end of their marriage in January and Seal has made it his priority to ensure their four children and Heidi are coping during this difficult time.

When asked how he was doing during an interview with Fifi & Jules on Australian radio station 2Day FM, he said: "It's a difficult time, the best that one can do in these situations is handle it with dignity, and handle it with civility as much as you can.

"I've tried my very best to protect the general welfare of my family, my wife included, you know it is a difficult time and you hope you will behave like adults and protect those who are most important in this, who are your family, that bit of it doesn't actually change."


Since the break-up, Seal has openly spoken about the demise of his almost seven-year marriage in several TV interviews booked in advance to promote his new album Soul 2.

The 48-year-old musician accepts he could have kept silent on the split, but he felt he owed people an explanation on what had happened because he and Heidi, 38, have lived their life together in the public eye.

He explained: "I was booked to do the Ellen (DeGeneres) show and booked to do the Piers Morgan show three months in advance because I had a record to promote, it's not like this thing happened and then I decided next week that I wanted to go on their shows. 

"These people are my friends I've know them for a long time and as well as respecting their integrity there are a lot of people who were genuinely saddened by the fact my wife and I had decided to go our separate ways. 

'Some kind of explanation'

"While they don't really have the right to know details of our private life, I felt that those people at least had a right to some kind of explanation."

"When you publicise your marriage as much as our marriage was publicised, when you renew wedding vows, when you do all those things you are giving them a picture of an ideal relationship, of a relationship that people aspire towards, so when it goes south you can't all of a sudden take the philosophy of Celestine monk and decide to go for a vow of silence, it doesn't really work like that.

And while I respect my wife's decision not to talk about it, I felt that people at least deserved some kind of explanation."