By Kate Ward
January 23, 2012 at 01:41 PM EST
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Another Hollywood power couple down. Heidi Klum and Seal, who have become well-known for very publicly praising their marriage  and sex life since they wed in 2005, are separating, according to a rep for the Project Runway host. Says a statement released by the couple, “While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate. We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart. This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition. We thank our family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support. And for our children’s sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy.”

Klum and Seal have three children: 6-year-old Henry, 5-year-old Johan, and 2-year-old Lou. Klum has a 7-year-old daughter, Leni, from a previous relationship.

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