February 20, 2012 02:18:31 GMT
Any hope of reconciliation between the 'Project Runway' host and her singer husband has been shrugged off though it is noted that the two originally had the same intention of saving their marriage.
Heidi Klum and Seal are unlikely to get back together after all. Less than a month after the estranged couple announced they were putting an end to their nearly seven years of marriage, they were both spotted going out without their wedding ring on, and rumors that the supermodel is moving forward with the divorce were quick to swirl around.
One source told PEOPLE that both Klum and Seal didn't spend much time together before he flew to Australia. "They have had very little contact and Heidi wants to keep it this way," the source explained. "She feels less stressed out now and feels it's best to be away from Seal, so she doesn't get confused about her feelings. She is moving forward with the divorce."
It was further said that the twosome initially had intended to work out their differences and to save their marriage, but any chance of reconciliation has since been ruled out. The source pointed out, "They had both been wearing their wedding rings and had mutually thought they might be able to work it out. But it doesn't look like it's going that way."
Seal was the first to be photographed without his gold band. The "Let's Stay Together" singer, who turned 49 on Sunday, February 19, was seen sporting a bare ring finger when arriving in Australia on Wednesday, February 15. His estranged wife Klum stepped out ringless just days afterward as she took her kids out and about in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, Star magazine came out with an even bolder claim. The tabloid suggested that things "are going to get nasty between them." A source said, "Since the breakup was announced, Heidi has been looking to pack up their home in Brentwood and go back to New York. She believes his lifestyle and criminal issues don't provide a 'conducive environment' for their kids."