Before separating in 2012, Heidi Klum and Seal made headlines for throwing elaborate, oftentimes themed vow renewal parties every year. (Who could forget the couple’s notorious “white trash”-themed wedding in 2009?)
Turns out, Seal wasn’t really a big fan of the tradition. In a new interview with Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM radio show, the 52-year-old singer opened up about the couple’s anniversary fetes. (The pair married in May 2005 and went onto renew their vows in places like Costa Careyes, Mexico and Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida.)
“That was my ex-wife’s idea, to be honest,” the “Kiss From A Rose” singer admitted. “It kind of turned into a little bit of a circus, which I wasn’t terribly fond of because, by default, I’m quite a private person.”
Meanwhile, in 2010, the Klum gushed about how much the renewals meant to the couple and their four kids: ”It’s our time — a lovely family time,” she told Redbook. “It’s about remembering this moment of love we gave to each other and reinforcing it.”
Though Seal said he “disliked” how heavily publicized the vow renewal ceremonies became, he ultimately went along with it to make his former wife happy.
“You’re married and you become a team player,” the Grammy Award winner told Cohen. “You understand that each of you have different lives and you do whatever you can to support your partner’s life.”
He added: “I don’t know how necessary [renewing our vows] was, but it was cool.”
No word if Seal felt equally unenthused about Klum’s annual Halloween costume parties – a tradition she continues to this day. (In the photo below, from the supermodel’s 2006 party, he looks pretty into it.)
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