It was a difficult conversation, one that no parent looks forward to, but Seal and Heidi Klum have broken the news of their separation to their four children – Leni, 7, Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2.
“We talk to them, we try to explain as best we could what is going on,” Seal tells Access Hollywood‘s Billy Bush in a pretaped interview, airing Friday (January 27).
“[We’re] just explaining to them that things will be different, you know, without going into too much detail,” says the Grammy-winning singer. “Things will be different.”
Although it has been hard for everyone involved, and there will be some changes to their daily lives, Seal says that “a lot of things won’t change.”
“The main thing is to make sure that they feel that they’re loved,” says the father-of-four. “Make sure they understand that their parents love each other [and] … it has absolutely nothing to do with them.”
Not ruling out a reconciliation in the future, Seal says that one thing the children don’t need to be concerned about is the amount of time they spend with each parent.
According to insiders, the singer will stay in Los Angeles when he isn’t overseas in order to avoid too many disruptions for the children.
“In actual fact, it may even improve the amount of time that we spend with them,” Seal says. “Quality time.”