Remember at the beginning of the year when Seal and Heidi Klum announced that they were divorcing “with dignity.” They said that for the sake of their children, they weren’t going to call each other names or discuss their private business with the public. The couple seemed like the epitome of responsible separation. Seal called his ex, “the most wonderful woman in the world.” They publicly announced that they “still love each other very much.” Yea, all of that kindness and civility just flew out of the window.
This weekend, Seal said some pretty negative things about his ex-wife and the mother of his four children to the paparazzi. The musician responded to questions about his ex and her possible new relationship with her bodyguard, Martin Kristen, by saying this,
”Look, boys”¦ that’s what happens when two people separate, they move on and that generally means [they have] other people in their lives. I don’t necessarily expect Heidi to all of a sudden become a nun”¦ as always, my main priority is the emotional well-being of our children.”
”I guess the only thing I would have preferred”¦ [is that] Heidi show a little bit more class and at least wait until we separated first before deciding to fornicate with the help.”
Fornicate with the help? He can’t be serious there. This cannot be the same man who was apparently going to divorce with dignity talking about the mother of his children in public. Wowzers.
Listen, I’m the first to acknowledge that breakups are hard. Breakups when you have children are doubly hard. There are plenty of times when you want to complain about your ex in front of your children. It happens to the most reasonable and kind ex’s on the planet. Misunderstandings, money issues, and whatever other reason you can come up with all lead to emotionally volatile situations. I’m sure that thinking your ex was cheating on you would make a person a little unhappy.
But Seal has to realize that anything he says to the press could be discovered by his children. It’s like a normal person knowing that anything you post on Facebook could one day be discovered by your little ones. This is why you keep your mouth shut in public. And this is why Seal’s statement was so unbelievably out of line.
Listen, I’m sorry if you think that your ex cheated on you. That sucks. Believe, I’m aware of how much it sucks. Being cheated on hurts. But making a public statement about your ex “fornicating with the help” is just inexcusable. And it turns Heidi and Seal’s respectful divorce into just another sad three-ring circus. It ignores the children. It ignores the consequences.
For what? To slam his ex for possibly having a relationship with her bodyguard? I wonder if that’s really worth it. Heidi may have possibly cheated, but Seal looks like the jerk right now.