Seal Explains Split From Heidi Klum: ‘We Grew Apart’ (VIDEO)

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After news of their separation of their split hit the news over the weekend, Seal showed up on Ellen DeGeneres’ show to chat about his estranged marriage to Heidi Klum. 

He told the afternoon talk show host (in a segment that will air on Tuesday, same day as his album Soul 2 drops), “You go into these things with the greatest intentions when you say ‘I do’ and you say ’till death do us part’ — those vows hold value. … They are not just words. These things happen.” 

The “Kiss From a Rose” singer didn’t shy away from the subject, explaining,

“You try and you work through it and the thing that you quickly realize when you are married, and you become a parent, you do the best that you can.”

Despite his breakup from the 38-year-old supermodel, Seal, 48, said of his wife, “She’s still, in my opinion, the most wonderful woman in the world.” Ellen also didn’t let him get away without speaking on why he was still wearing his wedding ring. Seal said in his defense: 

“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. … We will be connected in many ways until the rest of our lives … though our children and also through this tremendous admiration, respect and love that we have for each other.”

He also admitted that he doesn’t know if he’ll ever take it off, and has “no intentions of taking it off anytime soon.”

TMZ broke the news of the couple’s split on Saturday. Heidi and Seal have three kids: Leni, 7½, Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2.