Heidi Klum Preposterously Claims Not to Resent Ex-Husband Seal

When it comes to celebrity marriages, two things are certain: One, the more the couple goes on ad nauseum about how utterly perfect the marriage is, the faster they’re about to file for divorce. Two, as soon as they divorce, they go on ad nauseum about how perfect the marriage was. The latter is Heidi Klum, who says she has no regrets about her marriage with Seal -- you know, the one that failed?

Says Heidi:

I wouldn't change anything. If I had to go back in time and say, 'I should have changed this or that …' No, I don't resent anything that ever happened.


Er, okay, Heidi. You wouldn’t change anything? Not one tiny little itty bitty thing? So, in other words, everything that happened in the relationship, everything that led to the relationship not working out, and everything that led to your filing for divorce from the father of your children (three biological and one from Heidi's previous relationship) is just A-okay, hunky dory, deliriously dandy?

Don’t get me wrong. I like Heidi Klum. In 2008, I wrote a feature profile on Heidi and spent the day with her in Los Angeles. She is, hands-down, one of the smartest, most gracious, most cooperative, and most non-divaesque celebrities I’ve ever interviewed. She’s also incredibly hard-working. Her day began long before mine did, and continued long after I went back to my hotel, utterly exhausted. I have no idea how she fit in time for marriage and children. But she did and, for many years, it seemed to be working.

Until it didn’t. In January, Heidi and Seal surprised us all by separating. So, obviously something went wrong. I’m not saying that Heidi has to give us all the dirty personal details. But, as a celebrity who had no compunction about bragging to the media about her fabulous marriage, why not be willing to at least acknowledge that some things clearly didn’t go right?

Even in a union that ends amicably, with both parties remaining friends, there must be some resentments that a relationship didn’t go the distance. I was with a man for 10 years and, as I wrote about in my memoir, one night he suddenly confessed to me that he was gay.

I soon discovered he’d been cheating on me with men. I was shocked and devastated and ended the relationship. I had no choice. The resentments were so powerful that it took me years to let go of them.

We all wish some things had gone differently after a breakup. It’s normal. To say you have zero relationship regrets when things fall apart is to be either in denial -- or inhuman.

Should Heidi Klum fess up to some marriage resentments?


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