Looks like one of Hollywood's most rock-solid couples has hit the skids. TMZ announced Saturday that Heidi Klum and Seal are headed for divorce, with the Project Runway host to file papers this week. The gossip site speculates that the famously affectionate couple, who have been married six years and have four children, will site the usual "irreconcilable differences" in court papers.
Other news outlets, however, are reporting that the pair aren't severing their marriage — though relations between the German supermodel and her "Kiss From a Rose" singer husband have gotten thorny lately.
"Nothing is finalized or for sure. Seal flew back from the UK yesterday and he and Heidi are in the house together now," a friend close to the couple tells Us Weekly. "They've had a very rough road lately. They're either madly in love or having crazy fights."
The friend goes on to say that the couple's recent trip to Aspen was full of tension, adding "they fought a lot. It was a very hard trip."
Meanwhile, People cites a source who says "they've been fighting a lot lately, but they have no plans to announce a split right now. They're not divorcing."
Back together at their Brentwood, Calif., home on Saturday, "they seem to be doing a lot better," the source adds. "They're both wearing their wedding bands."
Both sources say distance has been a major factor in the couple's dischord ... and their schedules over the coming months won't make things any easier. Seal — who is booked to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Tavis Smiley this week — is set to spend the next month in Australia taping for the Aussie version of The Voice, and Klum is due in Germany to work on the seventh season of Germany's Next Topmodel.
Let's hope these two have enough frequent flier miles between them to work things out.
Update: Heidi Klum released a statement to People.com, "While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate. 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 children's sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy."
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