Celebrity divorces, breakups of 2013 / 2012

Slideshow posted in Photos | Monday, January 23, 2012

31 of 143: Heidi Klum and Seal announced on Jan. 22, 2012 they they would separate after being married for almost seven years. On April 6, Klum filed for divorce.

Klum, 38, had the documents filed at a Los Angeles court. The German supermodel and 'Project Runway' host is seeking joint legal custody and primary physical custody of their four children, with visitation rights for Seal.

She and the British 'Kiss From A Rose' singer shared three sons - Henry, Johan,and Lou, 2, and her older daughter Leni, whose father is her ex-boyfriend Flavio Briatore. The supermodel and Seal began a relationship in 2004, when she was still pregnant with her daughter and the singer later adopted the child.

Klum was also previously married to stylist Ric Pipino. They have no children together. After she married Seal, she took his last name - Samuel, and retained Klum for her stage name. In her divorce petition, she states that she wants her maiden name restored.

Klum and Seal had renewed their wedding vows every year prior to their split.

(Pictured: Heidi Klum and Seal celebrate Halloween Time at Disneyland in Anaheim, California on Sept. 29, 2011. The annual Halloween Time celebration at the Disneyland Resort, which features special attractions and entertainment, continues through October 31, the Halloween holiday.) ( Photo / Paul Hiffmeyer / Disneyland)