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When Heidi Klum and Seal confirmed their separation on Sunday, it sounded pretty darn final. But Seal says that the love is still there -- and during an appearance on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, he reveals that he and Heidi could still reconcile. Watch the clip below!
"My love for her has not waned one iota and I love her with all my heart," says Seal of his estranged wife. "How can you not love somebody that you have just spent eight years with?"
In the emotional interview, which airs Friday, the singer addresses the "malicious" speculation that he's still wearing his wedding ring "for show."
"I'm still wearing my wedding ring because I'm still married to this incredible woman," he explains. "What this (ring) means to me: It stands for respect, it stands for loyalty and it stands for these four little miracles -- with Heidi, make it five -- that have come into my life in the past eights years."
He is, of course, referring to his four children -- Heidi's daughter Leni, 7, whom he adopted, and their biological children Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2. When he speaks about Heidi and their family, it's clear that his feelings are still running strong. Does that mean that they'll be getting back together? Seal says he's not sure.
"Obviously I can't speak for my wife, and I'm not going to sit here and B.S. you and tell you we haven't had problems," he tells Piers Morgan. "(Reconciliation) may happen. Would I like it to? I don't know at this point. If it were that easy, if there weren't problems, we would still be together. That is the reality of it."
During the clip, Seal also gives some unexpected insight into why he and Klum always seemed perfectly happy together. He tells Piers Morgan that no matter what happened "behind closed doors," they had an agreement to put their differences aside and present a united front "when there's more important things to focus on or talk about."
"I used to say to my wife that the thing I loved most about us is that we were a team," he says. "That won't change."
Even onlookers who witnessed their last family vacation together -- a trip to Aspen that People calls "the final straw" in the marriage -- didn't necessarily notice that anything was wrong.
"They seemed very happy together," a photographer who was in Aspen with them told People. "They couldn't stop kissing and cuddling. They spent a lot of time with their kids... If they were having problems, they were definitely not showing during the day."
"When they came together for Christmas as a family, things had changed and they fought a lot," says a source closer to the pair. "Their Aspen trip was a bit of a mess. Instead of enjoying being back together as a family, it was difficult for them to get along."
In the past couple of days, Seal has also spoken to Tavis Smiley and Ellen DeGeneres about the shocking split. Since he's currently making the press rounds to promote his new album Soul 2, expect to hear more talk about Seal's heartbreak in the weeks to come.