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"In terms of our love and respect for each other, it hasn't changed at all," he said on the Tavis Smiley show, airing on PBS Jan. 27. "And I think that when two people feel that way about each other, it is easy -- it is easier to make that transition."
While promoting his upcoming album Soul 2, Seal explained to Smiley that the couple (who announced their split on Jan. 22) is approaching divorce with dignity because their children are their first priority. "Just because you decide to separate, I don't think you all of a sudden stop loving each other," he said.
"What one has to do in this situation is remain civil and to retain one's dignity and to be professional and to understand that we are not the only people on this planet that go through this," Seal continued. "It is just, unfortunately, a chapter of life."
When Smiley asked Seal about whether he and Heidi are hoping not to follow in the footsteps of Hollywood's famously ugly separations, the British recording sensation insisted that that kind of mudslinging just isn't in them.
"It's not a question of not wanting to emulate it. We're just not those kind of people -- we never really have been," he replied. "We've never been attracted to that. Of course it's a difficult situation that we have to handle right now and it's never easy."
Watch the interview below: