Seal has answered Heidi Klum's divorce petition with his own. On Tuesday, April 6, just four days after his estranged wife filed papers to end their seven-year marriage, the four-time Grammy winner submitted his in Los Angeles Superior Court, requesting joint physical custody of their four children.
Seal's custody request differs from what Klum asks in her paperworks, which is a primary physical custody of 7-year-old Leni, 6-year-old Henry, 5-year-old Johan and 2-year-old Lou with visitation rights for the British singer. Despite the differences, PEOPLE claimed the two won't engage in any custody battle since the filing is merely a legal technicality.
Both Seal and Klum cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split in their individual papers. They also asked the judge to reject any claims for spousal support. While Klum noted in hers that the pair had a prenuptial agreement, Seal didn't mention it in his. Still, he claimed that there are "community and quasi-community assets".
Seal and Klum tied the knot in May 2005. They have three biological children together; two sons, Henry and Johan, and a daughter, Lou. Seal also adopted Klum's daughter from previous relationship, Leni. The twosome were famous for renewing their wedding vows on every anniversary. The pair announced their split in January 2012 with Klum filing for divorce on April 6.