It came as a surprise to many when Heidi Klum and Seal announced they were getting a divorce. To the outside world, they appeared like the perfect couple. In their public statement, they announced they had “grown apart.” The couple has been married for over seven years and share four small children together.
Heidi and Seal have carefully cultivated their image. During their entire relationship, they’ve never shied away from the press or paparazzi, always sure to demonstrate their affection for one another when the cameras were running. Even the way Seal proposed to Heidi was a spectacle – he flew her out to British Columbia and had an igloo built for her on a glacier. Once there he proposed on bended knee with a ten carat canary diamond ring.
Every year since they married, the couple has thrown lavish parties to renew their wedding vows. Each time, they have included their children in the ceremonies. It’s hard to imagine, given that they renewed their vows just last May, how they could have grown apart in such a short period of time. It reinforces the notion that many view marriage as disposable. Relationships have become very individualistic – more about “me” than “we.” And while what happened between Heidi and Seal is only known to them, it does seem like an awful fast slide from vow renewal to divorce court.
It’s human nature to compare yourself to others. Heidi and Seal make me think of other couples I know who I’ve envied. I tell myself, They look so happy. They look so solid. They look so perfect. They’ve defied the odds. When everyone else has broken up, they haven’t.But it’s important to remind yourself, no matter how happy they look, there are problems below the surface in any relationship. When it comes to love, no one is exempt from pain. No matter how rich, talented or beautiful they are.
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