"I think we were shocked" –Seal
The couple announced their split on Sunday, and considering there was no buzz circling around the split, no rumors, no nothing, we were all pretty surprised. It left us asking two important questions: First, what went wrong? And second, are they still going to do joint Halloween costumes?
Anyway, Seal has now spoken out about the split, saying that he still loves Heidi and has no intention to remove his wedding ring:
"Yes, I am still wearing my ring," the singer told Ellen DeGeneres. "I think it’s just pretty much a token of how I feel about this woman. We have eight years. Eight wonderful years together. Just because we have decided to separate doesn’t necessarily mean you take off your ring and you’re no longer connected to that person."
He adds that even though they're divorcing, they'll still be connected for the rest of their lives in a lot of ways. Which sort of defeats the purpose of divorce, no?
"We will be connected…through our children and also through this tremendous admiration, respect and love that we have for each other. Will we wear the ring for the rest of our lives? Who knows? But right now it feels really comfortable on my hand so I have intentions of taking it off anytime soon."
Plus, it goes really great with his nail polish.
Okay, so what exactly went wrong?
"You go into these things with the greatest intentions when you say 'I do' and you say 'til death do us part.' Those vows hold value. They are not just words. These things happen. We pretty much said how we feel and made it clear in the release statement. But, for intensive purposes of this show, you just grow apart after awhile."
He admits, both are grieving the loss of the relationship.
"It’s a shame. To say that neither of us were grieving would be an out and out lie (and I don’t mind telling you that). I think the operative here is that we are civil to each other and we both have a tremendous amount of respect and love and we try and do this with as much dignity as we possibly can."