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THE DEAL WITH THE REAL SEAL

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He Seal-ed the deal with Heidi Klum in 2005, en­joy­ing sev­enyears of wed­ded bliss.

But fol­low­ing their sur­prise split the singer tells me he no longer be­lieves in mar­riage: “You should be scared of it. I very much be­lieve two peo­ple should be to­gether.

“I’m very much a ro­man­tic. But mar­riage, the in­sti­tu­tion of it, is like an out­dated con­tract. It doesn’t work in to­day’s so­ci­ety. Look at the statis­tics. It’s a harsh re­al­ity. It’s ab­surd. The in­sti­tu­tion of ‘death do us part’, it’s like... bloody hell.”

The 54-year-old says: “I’m sin­gle, what­ever that means. Sure, I have peo­ple I see. I do have a lot of love in my life now and that’s very ful­fill­ing.”

The cou­ple were fa­mous for their out­ra­geous Hal­loween par­ties. But Seal says: “That wasn’t my idea, that was more my ex’s... cha­rade. I was a team player but that wasn’t my thing.”

He also said the rea­son he ap­peared on Amer­ica’s Got Tal­ent with judge Heidi, 44, last month was for their four kids.

He says: “Heidi and I are func­tional, we’ve got no choice, we’ve got four kids. I went on the show for them.”

Seal is back with a new al­bum of mod­ern clas­sics ti­tled Stan­dards, re­leased on Novem­ber 10.

The ladies have not been seen to­gether for more than a year and have gone to ex­treme lengths to avoid each other at re­cent show­biz events.

Tellingly, Katy was ab­sent from Ri­hanna’s Los An­ge­les Di­a­mond Ball char­ity bash this week. And on the red car­pet Ri­hanna made an as­ton­ish­ing dig at the wo­man she once de­scribed as “one of my best friends in the in­dus­try”.

When asked if she would join Katy on the new Amer­i­can Idol panel, she looked unim­pressed be­fore snip­ing: “I don’t know, it de­pends on how bored I am.” Whis­pers about their ap­par­ent fall-out started go­ing round when Katy was the only big name ab­sent from Ri­hanna’s MET Gala Af­ter­party.

The Fire­work singer then spent Coachella fret­ting with pals about how her close friend seemed to be freez­ing her out. They spent the fes­ti­val apart, with Ri­hanna snub­bing Katy’s shoe launch.

A source said: “They didn’t have a big bust-up over one spe­cific thing, but over time their friend­ship has gone from be­ing one of the strong­est to prac­ti­cally nonex­is­tent. Katy was pretty gut­ted about it.

“Some pals have said they just grew apart when she started dat­ing Or­lando Bloom last year but the re­al­ity is, no­body

Idris and Halina and right, Stor­mzy Riri and Katy

her. Her lyrics in­cluded “Yeah, we made no trou­ble, we played by the rules / I worked dou­ble shift to get my kids from school!” - some­thing un­likely to res­onate with this out-of-touch Tory. A fel­low rev­eller tells me: “Matt looked in­cred­i­bly un­com­fort­able and so did his wife. They looked like they wanted to es­cape but they couldn’t.” knows ex­actly what went down be­tween the pair.” The girls were once so close that Ri­hanna at­tended Katy’s hen party ahead of her mar­riage to Rus­sell Brand. She also gushed about her in an in­ter­view, say­ing: “She’s un­be­liev­able, un­be­liev­able! She is such a strong be­ing. She wants to be there for me and I’m like, ‘Girl, I’m sup­posed to be there for you, don’t worry about me right now!’ She’s in­cred­i­ble like that. She’s one of my best friends in the in­dus­try.” With Tay­lor Swift fall­ing out with peo­ple faster than she can write chart top­pers, pop mu­sic needs strong fe­male friend­ships to in­spire young fans. I hope th­ese ladies can patch things up.

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