Heidi Klum is finally opening up about what she's been going through after parting ways with her hubby of seven years, and she's ready to put the past behind her!

The ex-Victoria's Secret angel will appear on Elle's April issue, and she tells the mag of her shocking split:

    "I feel like I'm in the eye of the tornado. It's emotions inside of your body that are a tornado. And then the outside world doing all this craziness -- with you wanting it or not wanting it -- is another tornado, but as hard as it is, so is life. And sometimes I think a curveball just comes at you. Instead of something straight that you catch, it hits you in the head from the side that you didn't expect."

Klum also hinted that there had been trouble brewing for some time:

    "To the outside world, you don't really share all the things that happen. You kind of share just the most amazing sides, but I don't really want to get into any of that stuff. With my life, my family, my business -- I want to go forward."

She adds, "People don't need to know who did what. I don't want to talk positively or negatively about the ups and downs that we had. Every couple goes through things. Unfortunately, we're in the public, so the highs are out there."

Now that she's newly single, Heidi is looking forward to spending more time with her kids. "I'm a lioness. I have four cubs. I'm a mom. I want to take care of my kids and protect them. I don't want to talk about them, or him, or me."