In light of recent incidents, we were bracing ourselves for Heidi Klum and Seal's divorce to get ugly, but the mudslinging may not get that out of hand after all.
TMZ reports that the supermodel and the singer, who were married for seven years before they separated in January, are close to settling their divorce.
Sources told the website that Seal is now ready to end their marriage and recognizes that the postnuptial agreement he signed is enforceable and will be "substantially honored." The pair released a joint statement when they first separated, and Klum later officially filed for divorce, and included the postnuptial agreement, which states how the couple will divide their assets.
Seal's sudden revelation that their marriage is really over appears to be inspired by knowledge that Klum has been dating her bodyguard Martin Kristen for three months. Seal was furious about the news and chastised Klum for "fornicating with the help." The 39-year-old model responded with a statement that she has moved on from her relationship with Seal, but still cherishes all the memories they created together.
Sources tell TMZ that Seal later retracted his statements and clarified that he didn't accuse Klum of cheating, because he didn't want the divorce negotiations to become ugly.
It seems that Seal's ego has been substantially bruised by the fact that Heidi has a new man, but it also might be the motivation he needs to get the divorce settled and close that chapter of their lives.
QUESTION: Which singer said his ex-wife was "worth every penny" after he reportedly paid her half his fortune in the settlement?
<strong>a) Neil Diamond b) Bruce Springsteen c) Elvis Presley d) Garth Brooks </strong>
ANSWER: Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond divorced second wife, Marcia Murphey, in 1994 after 25 years of marriage and two sons. Murphey was eventually awarded an estimated <a href="http://www.forbes.com/2007/04/12/most-expensive-divorces-biz-cz_lg_0412celebdivorce.html" target="_hplink">$150-million settlement</a> after she petitioned for half of the hit-maker's fortune. She's "worth every penny," Diamond later <a href="http://www.forbes.com/2007/04/12/most-expensive-divorces-biz-cz_lg_0412celebdivorce.html" target="_hplink">reportedly said of Murphey</a> .
QUESTION: Which actress reportedly paid her ex $14 million in their divorce settlement?
<strong>a) Halle Berry b) Jennifer Lopez c) Sandra Bullock d) Reese Witherspoon </strong>
ANSWER: Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez reportedly paid backup dancer and choreographer Cris Judd <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-500202_162-4182786.html " target="_hplink">$14 million in a settlement to end</a> their eight-month marriage.
Which basketball star reportedly handed over $168 million to his ex in their divorce settlement?
<strong>a) Kobe Bryant b) Dennis Rodman c) Dwayne Wade d) Michael Jordan</strong>
ANSWER: Michael Jordan
NBA legend Michael Jordan reportedly handed over <a href="http://www.extratv.com/2007/11/13/michael-jordana-s-168-million-divorce-sets-record/" target="_hplink">$168 million to his ex-wife</a> Juanita when their <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/sports/basketball/nba/2006-12-29-jordan-divorce_x.htm" target="_hplink">17-year marriage</a> ended in 2007.
Which singer paid her ex nearly a fifth of her estimated $500 million net worth?
<strong>a) Mariah Carey b) Madonna c) Jessica Simpson d) Britney Spears </strong>
When Madonna divorced director Guy Ritchie in 2008 after eight years of marriage, Ritchie was said to have walked away with between $76 to $92 million -- almost a <a href="http://www.marieclaire.com/celebrity-lifestyle/articles/celebrity-divorce-settlements#slide-1" target="_hplink">fifth of the singer's estimated $500 million net worth</a>.
Which actor shelled out $80 million to his college sweetheart when they divorced after 16 years of marriage?
<strong>a) Kevin Costner b) Robert De Niro c) Jack Nicholson d) Tom Selleck </strong>
ANSWER: Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner divorced Cindy Silva, his college sweetheart, in 1994 after 16 years of marriage. Silva reportedly walked away with <a href="http://www.forbes.com/2007/04/12/most-expensive-divorces-biz-cz_lg_0412celebdivorce_slide_7.html?thisSpeed=undefined" target="_hplink">$80 million in their divorce settlement</a>, a hefty chunk of Costner's net worth.
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