Seal believes he has good reason to prevent his children from traveling to Germany with their mother, ex-wife Heidi Klum. According to new legal documents, the crooner fears the model will permanently relocate with their children to her native country.
“I believe Heidi has a hidden agenda to move the children to Germany,” Seal asserts in documents obtained by The Blast.
Klum claims she’d be bringing their children with her to the European country to visit their grandparents and to be near as she films “Germany’s Next Top Model.” The “Kiss From A Rose” singer, however, isn’t convinced.
“Notwithstanding Heidi’s request, if granted, it could in effect move the children away from me and their home here in Los Angeles to Germany for what could be an indefinite period of time,” the concerned father continued, “given the uncertainty of the impact of COVID-19 on this country’s and Germany’s travel restrictions, which could change at any time and prevent the children from leaving Germany or from entering the United States.”
The “America’s Got Talent” judge also claimed her ex-husband doesn’t see their children on a regular basis anyway. According to the musician, however, it isn’t for lack of trying.
“Unfortunately, when I ask Heidi for more time to see the children, Heidi often makes it unnecessarily difficult by alleging that she and the children are ‘busy’ on particular days, that the children are ill, or that they simply cannot see me,” Seal claims. “As such, I am often forced to see the children on Heidi’s schedule and when it is convenient for her, which has significantly decreased my custodial time. Nevertheless, I make it a point to spend as much time with the children as possible and to make myself accessible to the children.”
“I believe Heidi’s (request) is a disguised attempt to move away with our children to Germany,” he added, citing a March 17, 2020, email she sent explaining her desire to relocate with the kids. He also claims Klum has “previously expressed to me her concerns that the U.S. would turn into a ‘police state’ in the face of social unrest.”
The former couple share four children: Leni, 16, Henry, 14, Johan, 13, and Lou, 10. Klum and Seal’s divorce was finalized in October 2014 after nine years of marriage. She secretly married Tom Kaulitz last year.