Heidi Klum Talks Being A Single Mom, Says Seal 'Was Never Your Typical Dad'

Since separating from Seal in 2012, German supermodel Heidi Klum has been walking a fine line of balance between her demanding work schedule and being a single mother of four. In the November issue of Redbook, Klum remarks on aging in an industry obsessed with youth, and she gets candid about life as a jet-setting, working mom.

"Obviously things have changed, but they haven't changed drastically," she told the magazine. "[Seal] was never your typical dad who left for work in the morning with his briefcase and would be home by dinnertime every night. He traveled a lot. The kids knew it was part of his job. I'm a mom and a dad at the same time."

Heidi Klum and Seal attend the InStyle and Warner Bros. 68th annual Golden Globe awards post-party on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images)
Heidi Klum and Seal in 2011. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images)

Seal, who is best known for his "Kiss From A Rose" single, has sold more than 20 million albums and won three Brit Awards and three Grammys in a career spanning 20 years. Heidi met him when she was pregnant with Flavio Briatore's baby, but her relationship with this Formula-1 mogul ended months before she met the soul singer.

After marrying at Seal's beachfront home in Mexico in 2005, Heidi and Seal kept their promise to renew their vows every year on their anniversary. They have three children together – Henry, Johan, and Lou. During the course of their marriage, Seal adopted Klum's daughter Leni, who she shares with Flavio. The Huff Post notes that the former couple have a confidential arrangement for custody of the kids.

Seal and Heidi insisted their split was amicable back in January 2012, despite reports that the model/reality TV host could no longer put up with the singer's volatile temper. TMZ even reported that Klum demanded a divorce "because she was worried about the effect Seal's 'inability to control his temper' was having on their children."

"Women are capable of juggling a lot of balls -- we do things that guys just cannot do. Men typically can juggle only one ball, and even then they're like, 'I'm confused. Should I put it in my right or left hand?'" Klum told Redbook. "A lot of them have a very hard time just trying to figure out what to do with that one ball. And often they want us to hold that one too!"

E! News reports that Heidi has been dating art curator Vito Schnabel for more than a year, and this fresh romance, coupled with single-motherhood, hasn't forced Heidi to pump the breaks on her career. She remains the face and body of several products and brands, and she says she feels more desirable than ever, especially when she's wearing lingerie from her Heidi Klum Intimates.

"You walk a little differently [in something sexy] versus knowing you wouldn't want anyone to see you in your underwear," the supermodel tells Redbook. "I call those willpower panties. You wear them so you won't show them to anyone."

Despite the super-sexy comfort of her lingerie collection, Klum admits that she often desires sporting her 25-year-old body.

"Would it be nice if my skin and body still looked the way it did when I was 25? Sure," she admits. "But the fact is, your body changes when you have children; you get wrinkles as you get older. I like that I have laugh lines from smiling too much."

Meanwhile, it's nearly time for Heidi's favorite time of the year, Halloween! Known for dressing in the most wickedest of costumes for her annual Halloween parties, Heidi Klum has been teasing fans on Instagram about what her costume will look like this year. Peep the pic below.

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