Seal and Heidi Klum are grieved, in shock after split

“I think our priority was to remain civil and do this thing with dignity,” Seal said. “We still very much love each other.”

Also, the British singer confessed that both he and Heidi were shocked that their marriage was over.

“I think we were shocked,” he said. “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.”

“The thing that I’m most proud about this great woman who I married – and I really do mean that from the bottom of my heart – is that together she has given me four incredible gifts, four beautiful children,” the singer added.

The singer admitted that the decision to separate was difficult for both of them: “To say that neither of us were grieving would be an out and out lie – and I don’t mind telling you that.”

As the Kiss From A Rose singer was still wearing his wedding ring, Ellen brought the fact into discussion.

“It’s a beautiful ring,” the talk show host said.

“I think it’s just pretty much a token of how I feel about this woman,” Seal responded.

“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.”