But now? The "Kiss From a Rose" singer is changing his sorrowful tune and admits he's in an "excellent place."
Oh, and did we mention he's got a mystery brunette by his side to prove he's doing just fine.
It's only been three months since Klum officially filed for divorce, but earlier this week, Seal was spotted cozying it up on a yacht with a gorgeous bikini-clad brunette.
In the pics, Seal is seen smooching his new hottie on the cheek, working out on the yacht and goofing around with the mystery gal.
The flirty photos hit the web just one day after Seal spoke with USA Today about his North American tour—launching today—but naturally, the singer/songwriter's divorce was the hot topic of discussion:
"When you live your private life in public, and things aren't necessarily as rosy as people think, you owe it to the public to speak up," Seal explained. "There were people who were genuinely upset that what they thought was perfect was no longer."
Although the former couple spent nearly seven years together and have four children, Seal insists he's ready to move on:
"I'm in an excellent place right now. In a situation like this, your priority is the children. As long as the children are happy, I'm happy."
And according to both Heidi and Seal, their children have always come first throughout the course of the split:
"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," the duo announced in a joint statement when they first separated.
Glad to see these two are still staying civil for the sake of their kids. And from the looks of Heidi's latest Twitpic, girl won't have any problem finding a rebound, either.