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2012 in review: 13 memorable entertainment stories

Klum and Seal split  The year kicked off with one of the most shocking celebrity splits in recent years with supermodel Heidi Klum and singer Seal calling it quits after nearly seven years of marriage. Klum and Seal wed in May 2005.   The two confirmed the split in a joint statement in late January saying, 'We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart. This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition.'  Klum 39, later filed divorce papers on April 6 and cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. Seal, whose real name is Henry Samuels, filed his own divorce papers on April 10.  Klum and Seal, 49, have three biological children together, 7-year-old Henry, 6-year-old Johan, and daughter Lou, 3. Klum has a daughter named Leni, whose father is Klum's ex-boyfriend Flavio Briatore. However, Seal adopted Leni in 2009 and has raised her since birth. The supermodel and Seal began a relationship in 2004, when she was still pregnant with Leni.   Klum has been romantically linked to her bodyguard, Martin Kristen since September. She spoke about Kristen during her appearance on Katie Couric's talk show, calling him a 'great man.'  She also denied she had an affair with Kirsten while she was married to seal stating, 'I never looked at another man.'  (Pictured: Heidi Klum, left, and Seal arrive at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles.)
December 31, 2012 9:07:11 AM PST