Seal: I Felt Obligated to Speak Out About Heidi Klum Split

Celebrity News Feb. 24, 2012 AT 3:38PM
Seal: I Felt Obligated to Speak Out About Heidi Klum Split Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

For newly-single Seal, honesty really is the best policy.

When the 48-year-old performer and his wife of seven years Heidi Klum decided to end their marriage in January, the "Kiss From a Rose" singer made a conscious effort to be open with the couple's fans about the demise of their relationship.

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"When you publicize your marriage as much as our marriage was publicized, when you renew wedding vows, when you do all those things...you're giving people a picture of an ideal relationship that people aspire to," Seal told Australia radio hosts Fifi and Jules Thursday.

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Though fans may have been surprised when Seal embarked on a wide-ranging media tour almost immediately after announcing his split, the singer confirms his promotional duties unfortunately happened to coincide with his personal announcement.

"It's not like this [split] happened and I decided the next week to go on the show," Seal told Fifi and Jules, adding that many of his U.S. promotional duties were booked three months in advance.

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Admittedly keeping particular details under wraps for the sake of his family -- including he and Klum's four children -- Seal hopes fans appreciate his openness.

"When it goes south, you can't all of a sudden take the philosophy of a monk and decide to go for a vow of silence," the singer -- who only just recently stopped wearing his wedding ring -- told the Australian radio hosts. "It doesn't really work like that."

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"I respect my wife's decision not to talk about that, but I felt that people at least deserved some kind of explanation why the picture of the ideal wasn't what they thought it was," he said.

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