09/05/2012 02:34 pm ET

Heidi Klum, Seal Divorce: Former Couple Reportedly Close To Settlement

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.

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