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HEIDI KLUM OPENS UP TO KATIE COURIC IN HER FIRST TELEVISION INTERVIEW FOLLOWING HER SPLIT WITH SEAL:
Supermodel Heidi Klum stopped by Katie Couric's new nationally syndicated daytime talk show, "Katie," to set the record straight about her current and very public divorce from musician Seal. In the taped interview which aired Wednesday, September 12, in response to Couric asking if Klum and singer Seal were "in a good place," Klum stated, "I don't know if we're the greatest friends right now… especially the things that he said…you know I just saw him...we were talking and we're in an okay place." Klum also shares her thoughts on where their relationship went wrong, how her children are dealing with the split as well as details on her much buzzed about new romance with bodyguard Martin Kristen.
Heidi Klum on her split from singer Seal, her husband of seven years and father to their four children:
KC: So listen, I know that it's been a hard few months for you and a hard couple of weeks.
KC: And I'm just wondering how you're doing right now?
HK: I'm doing kind of okay. I mean it is very hard and especially, you know, being in all of the magazine and gossip pages. I mean, that is definitely very hard and hurtful and it's hard to go through a divorce…if you're not in the public eye, or if you're in the public eye—it's horrible. It's not something that I wanted, you know. I'm someone who believes in a fairy tale and when I said "I do" … I meant forever. But I don't know, you never know what happens. Life...changes, it's that road with all those bumps and holes and you trying to struggle through them and—I don't know, we just couldn't make it work, you know?
KC: Now that you've had the benefit of a little bit of distance what do you think? What do you think went wrong?
HK: It's…so hard and even though I'm very chatty and I'm very open when it comes to our personal things…I kind of cherish them and I hold onto them because I also think it's hard to talk about them. And, you know, people always saw us like laughing and smiling…but it's not always like that. But you know, when you have a bad day you don't really say that all the time. You know you just deal with it and you move on. And I don't know, sometimes something would pop up and I'm someone like that "ee" and I push it down and I'm like trying to see the bright side of the day. And then another thing pops up and you're like "ee!"
KC: Like whac-a-mole?
HK: Yeah, and things just pop up and you're like 'whoa!' And you know …it just didn't work. I tried my hardest, you know he tried his hardest and I don't know we just now I'm just—I want to move forward, I want to be friends with him, I want us to be there for our children. And, it's horrible, we both didn't want that.
Heidi Klum on her the status of her relationship with bodyguard Martin Kristen:
KC: but you are in a relationship right now?
HK: I don't even know if I can even call it that. I don't know, it just started. So I don't know. I don't know where it's going to go.
KC: And it's with someone who works with you, your bodyguard?
KC: This gentleman…
KC: And you've known him for a long time?
HK: I've known him for four years and he's been with our family for the last four years. He's cared for, our entire family mostly for our four children, helped us tremendously. I trust him…I mean, I trust him with my children's life. He's a great man, you know and we just got to know each other from a completely different side.
Heidi Klum on the state of her relationship with Seal:
KC: Are you guys in a good place, are you friends?
HK: I don't know if we're the greatest friends right now… especially the things that he said…you know I just saw him...we were talking and we're in an okay place…
KC: It's a work in progress?
HK: It's a work in progress. You have to take it one day at a time. It's hard especially when you are in the public eye too. You know you're always you're always going to have people looking at you closely at everything you do. And they also don't always see exactly how it really is.
Heidi Klum on Seal's recent allegations she cheated:
KC: He made a comment recently about you. He accused you of quote, "fornicating with the help" implying that you were having an affair with your bodyguard while you were married. He then basically…clarified that comment and said it was before your divorce was final.
KC: But what did you think about his comments, how he said them? Because I think a lot of people were a little put off by his word choice.
HK: Yeah, he has a very unique choice of words. I'm used to them…I don't know I mean I obviously don't know, I don't love that…obviously it's not true. When you know I've never looked at another man while I was with him and it's hard when you think that he thinks that. Or that…he's hurt. He's moved on, you know, and we separated and he's moved on and so have I. And it's very hard when, when you then start seeing somebody again- for the first time its hard then when all of a sudden everyone is watching you. It's almost like you can't even have a real, proper chance in a way.