01/31/2012 02:47 pm ET

Heidi Klum, Seal Divorce: Singer Tweets Thanks For Support

She finally speaks.

Since Heidi Klum and Seal announced their separation, the supermodel has stayed mum while Seal has made numerous appearances, even sharing details about his failed marriage on "Ellen." But Klum has broken her silence.

"Hi everyone, I want to thank u for all your support & kind words.Really means so much. Thanks again...to the best fans in the world! xoHeidi," she tweeted Tuesday.

The typically verbose supermodel had previously fallen silent via the social networking site since announcing that she and her husband of seven years were separating. But the adage, "a picture is worth a thousand words," seems to hold true for the separated couple. Both Heidi and Seal have been photographed wearing their wedding rings since their heartbreaking announcement.

"While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul searching we have decided to separate," the couple's previous statement read. "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. This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition. We thank our family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support. And for our children's sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy."

According to People, the couple's troubled marriage was further heightened during a December trip to Aspen -- a getaway that reportedly led them to finally pull the plug on their union.

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