Heidi Klum, Seal

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Heidi Klum and Seal have officially announced they are separating after almost seven years of marriage, E! News can confirm.

After days of speculation, the couple has spoken out about the split.

So what are they saying is the cause? Here's what Klum's rep tells us...

"While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate," the duo says in a joint statement. "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 children¹s sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy."

The model and Project Runway host and the singer and tied the knot May 10, 2005, after Seal popped the question to her in an igloo he built at a Canadian ski resort for the occasion.

Along with Klum's daughter Leni from an earlier relationship, the couple have three kids together, Henry, 6, Johan, 5 and Lou, 2. 

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