Soul singer Seal opted to open up about his recent split from Heidi Klum because he felt fans "deserved some kind of explanation" about the break-up.
The pair appeared to be one of Hollywood's strongest couples, renewing their vows annually, and they stunned the world last month (Jan12) when they confirmed rumours they had parted ways after a six-year marriage.
The Kiss From a Rose hitmaker has spoken out about the separation on chat shows and radio interviews, while Klum has remained largely silent - and Seal admits he felt compelled to reveal the truth about their split.
Speaking on Australian radio station 2day Fm, he says, "When you publicise your marriage as much as our marriage was publicised, when you renew wedding vows, when you do all those things you are giving them a picture of an ideal relationship, of a relationship that people aspire towards... when it goes south you can't all of a sudden take the philosophy of (a) Celestine monk and decide to go for a vow of silence, it doesn't really work like that.
"And while I respect my wife's decision not to talk about it, I felt that people at least deserved some kind of explanation."