Seal was on Access Hollywood today, spilling the contents of his heart to his ski buddy Billy Bush. In a voice that's equal parts whiskey and honey, Seal hinted that traveling, fame and tough schedules may have been the culprit — "when you decide to be globally known, you've got to service the globe. You just grow apart," he said. "It is what it is." He was not the scary, violent-tempered "monster" the tabloids have been calling him, and he seemed very concerned about his children: "We talked to them, we tried to explain as best we could, what is going on… Things will be different. The main thing is to make sure that they feel that they're loved."

Seal did not have a single bad thing to say about Heidi, and reminisced about first meeting her: "I remember looking at this woman, and thinking, My God, that is the most beautiful woman I have ever seen in my entire life… That hasn't changed. She is still the most beautiful thing I have ever laid eyes on. She's a superwoman." His was very measured, thoughtful and honest (it seemed) and made it very clear that he loves Heidi, but: "The healthy thing to do is to not live a lie." Sniff.