Heidi Klum opens up about Seal split, romance with bodyguard Martin Kirsten on 'Katie'
Appearing today (Sept. 12) on Katie Couric's new talk show, "Katie," the supermodel opened up about their very public split -- and her relationship with bodyguard Martin Kirsten.
"It's not something that I wanted, you know," the mother of four tells Couric. "I'm someone who believes in a fairy tale, and when I said 'I do'...I meant forever.
"But life changes -- it's that road with all those bumps and holes and you trying to struggle through them and -- I don't know, we just couldn't make it work."
"I tried my hardest, you know he tried his hardest, [but now] I want to move forward," Klum continues. "I want to be friends with him, I want us to be there for our children. And it's horrible -- we both didn't want that."
As for her relationship with the family's bodyguard, Martin Kirsten, Klum says, "He's a great man, and recently we just got to know each other from a completely different side.
"He's been with our family for the last four years. He's cared for our four children and helped us tremendously. I trust him with my children's life."
Seal recently blasted his estranged wife for "fornicat[ing] with the help" while they were still legally married. Klum admits that the media attention is "very hard and hurtful."
"It's hard to go through a divorce," she adds, "if you're not in the public eye, or if you're in the public eye -- it's horrible."