Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel was born on 19 February 1963 at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, to a Nigerian mother, Adebisi Ogundeji, and a Brazilian father, Francis Samuel.
Seal’s first and middle names are in the Yoruba language. He was raised by a foster family in Westminster, London. He received a two-year diploma in architecture and worked various jobs in the London area
Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel known professionally as Seal, is an English singer and songwriter. He has sold more than 20 million records worldwide and is known for his international hits, including “Kiss from a Rose”, which appeared on the soundtrack to the 1995 film Batman Forever. He was a coach on The Voice Australia in 2012 and 2013, and returned to Australia to work as a coach in 2017.
Seal has won multiple awards throughout his career, including three Brit Awards; he won Best British Male in 1992, as well as four Grammy Awards and an MTV Video Music Award.
As a songwriter, he received the British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award, for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, in consecutive years for “Killer” (1990) and “Crazy” (1991).
Seal first began dating German model Heidi Klum in February 2004, shortly after she announced her pregnancy and end of relationship with Italian Formula One team manager Flavio Briatore.
Seal proposed to Klum on 23 December 2004 in a quinzee he had built on a glacier in Whistler, British Columbia.On 10 May 2005, the couple married on a beach in Mexico near Seal’s home on Costa Careyes. Every year during their marriage, Seal and Klum renewed their vows on their anniversary with close friends and family. About these renewals, Seal said in 2010, “Each year, Heidi and I get remarried. It’s a great party, but for about an hour, we go off on our own down to a private beach. We sit there with the kids and read vows to each other as the sun sets. It’s a very special moment to us.” In November 2009, Klum officially adopted Seal’s surname and became legally known as Heidi Samuel.
On 11 June 2009, Seal, on tour with his new album Soul, revealed, “It is nice to be in newspapers and magazines for something other than my marriage”. He said his marriage to Klum may take away the attention, but does not detract from what he loves doing: making music.In February 2011, Klum praised Seal for his good parenting skills.
“ When I first met Seal he had a kindness and compassion that was so sincere I knew he’d be a good father…But it wasn’t until Leni was born and we had our three other children that I grasped what a great dad he is…He has infinite amounts of love and patience for our kids…He puts me and the children first. ”
Klum also remarked how lucky she was to have a husband like Seal.
Klum gave birth to Briatore’s daughter, Helene “Leni” Boshoven Klum on 5 May 2004 in New York City with Seal at her side. According to Klum, Briatore is not involved in Leni’s life, and Klum has stated emphatically that “Seal is Leni’s father”.
Seal is her only father figure and he has praised Briatore for keeping his distance and not disrupting Leni’s life.In late 2009 Seal officially adopted Leni, and her last name was changed to Samuel.The couple have three other children: sons Henry Günther Adeola Dashtu Samuel (born 12 September 2005), Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel (born 22 November 2006) and daughter Lou Sulola Samuel (born 9 October 2009). On 22 January 2012, Seal and Klum announced that they were separating after nearly seven years of marriage.Klum filed for divorce from Seal on April 6, but they remain close friends.Their divorce was finalized on 14 October 2014.
Seal and his then-wife Heidi Klum announced in June 2010 that they would be making a reality series on Lifetime titled Love’s Divine (after Seal’s song of the same name).
Seal was also a judge for the 10th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists careers, also a guest judge for America’s Got Talent season 12.
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