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Seal and Heidi Klum's relationship today as they co-parent their four children

Seal and Heidi Klum's relationship today as they co-parent their four children© Mark Mainz
Hanna Fillingham
US Managing Editor
March 30, 2023
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Seal is notoriously private when it comes to talking about his personal life, but he recently gave an insight into his relationship today with ex-wife Heidi Klum

The Kiss from a Rose hitmaker was full of positivity towards the model in terms of how they are bringing up their children

Seal made a brief reference to Heidi as he praised oldest daughter Leni, 18, and her personality. 

VIDEO: Seal opens up about Heidi Klum and daughter Leni

He told E! News: "She walks through life with this type of humility that allows her to move so gracefully through it all and she has an innate understanding of people in general and people's feelings. So I'm kind of more impressed with everything that she is." 

On him and Heidi's parenting skills, he added: "I'd like to think, as a parent, that we have—between her mother and myself—that we've instilled some of that in her. But she can do no wrong in my eyes and she's quite wonderful." 

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Seal and Heidi split in 2012 and their divorce was finalized in 2014. The hitmaker had previously spoken about co-parenting with the German model in a less positive light. 

seal and heidi klum on the red carpet © Photo: Getty Images
Seal and Heidi Klum share four children together

He told US Weekly: "It can be challenging. It requires teamwork. If you are a team, if both parents are a team, then it's really easy and that's not a real challenge at all… But you have to be a team. And if you're not a team, then it can all fall to pieces." 

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The former couple are also parents to sons Henry, 17, Johan, 16, and daughter Lou, 13. Seal - who adopted Leni when she was a baby - has a close bond with all his children. He met Heidi when she was just two weeks pregnant with Leni, whose biological father is Italian businessman Flavio Briatore. 

During a red carpet appearance with Leni in 2021 for the premiere of The Harder They Fall, Seal had the sweetest words to say about his daughter. He told Entertainment Tonight of their close bond: "It's always been like this, from the day I met your mother. She [Heidi] was two weeks pregnant with this beautiful woman. We have always had this bond." 

seal and leni klum on the red carpet © Photo: Getty Images
Seal with daughter Leni

Leni is balancing modeling while studying at New York University - the college attended by many celebrity offspring, including Kate Hudson's son Ryder Robinson. Ahead of Leni's big move away from home, Heidi opened up about the change and admitted that while she is thrilled about the 18-year-old's exciting new adventure, her "heart will be sad" without her daughter at home. 

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"I am [so proud]," Heidi told ET Online. "You know, she has her head screwed on right. Right now, college is on top of the list. It's not modeling and she's really excited for that next chapter in her life."

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