Seal has filed divorce papers seeking joint physical custody of his four children with Heidi Klum.
The 'Kiss From A Rose' hitmaker filed his papers at Los Angeles Superior Court today (10.04.12) in response to Heidi's divorce petition last week which sought joint legal custody with visitation rights for Seal to the couple's kids Leni, seven, Henry, six, Johan, five, and two-year-old Lou but sources close to the pair say this is merely a technicality and there is no custody fight expected.
Seal, 49, and Heidi, 38, both cited ''irreconcilable differences'' for the end of their almost seven-year union.
Following the announcement of the couple's separation, Seal revealed the pair had ''grown apart'' and he insisted he still loves the 'Project Runway' star.
He explained: ''You just grow apart after a while. She still, in my opinion, the most wonderful woman in the world. I think our priority was to remain civil and do this thing with dignity. We still very much love each other.
''To say that neither of us were grieving would be an out and out lie, and I don't mind telling you that. I think the operative here is that we are civil to each other and we both have a tremendous amount of respect and love and we try and do this with as much dignity as we possibly can.''