HKlum031808_011_X17WM230pic.jpgAfter days of speculation that their relationship was on the rocks, Heidi Klum and Seal have officially announced their split.

The couple, who say the split will be amicable, released the following statement:

    "While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate. 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."

Various online reports are claiming Seal's bad temper caused the split, not a third party.

Other sources claim their busy schedules played a big part in their separation.

Seal is about to launch an international tour while Heidi has been busy with her own website and fashion career.