Heidi Klum, Seal, and 10 More Nasty Hollywood Divorces

VIDEO: The singer, 49, accused the supermodel, 39, of having a relationship with her bodyguard.
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Seal and Heidi Klum's January split was a shock, after seven years of PDA and renewing their vows. Now, their divorce appears to be getting downright nasty.

Over the weekend, Seal made headlines for implying that his estranged supermodel wife is hooking up with her bodyguard Martin Kirsten. Afterwards, a rep for Seal issued a statement to People saying the singer "would like to clarify that he was not implying his wife was cheating on him while they were together."

"Rather," the rep said, "he was pointing out that they are separated and the divorce is not final so they are legally still married."

On Friday, Seal shared his thoughts on recent photos of his supermodel ex and Kirsten vacationing in Sardinia to TMZ.

"That's what happens when two people separate, they move on and generally meet other people in their lives," he said.

He added, "Whilst I didn't expect anything better from him [the bodyguard], I would of thought that Heidi would have shown a little more class and at least waited until we separated first before deciding to fornicate with the help, as it were."

Klum denied Seal's charge through her representative, saying, "It is sad that Seal has to resort to false accusations."

Seal, 49, and Klum 39, separated in January after being married for seven years. She filed for divorce in April. They have four children together, one from Klum's previous relationship, and a lot of money on the line: Klum's $70 million fortune will reportedly be a major factor in the divorce.

Of course, this isn't the first Hollywood divorce to make headlines. Click through to check out 10 more divorces that have gotten memorably ugly:

Usher and Tameka Foster

Usher may have been awarded custody of his two boys with ex-wife Tameka Foster, but she has hinted that she's not done fighting yet.

"Money can buy many things... But in the end. Truth & goodness will prevail. I must continue to believe this. Stand firm." Raymond wrote on her Twitter feed following the judge's ruling last month.

A Fulton County, Ga., judge awarded the 33-year-old singer primary physical custody of the former couple's two sons -- 4-year-old Usher Raymond V and 3-year-old Naviyd -- though he and his ex-wife will share joint legal custody of the boys.

Foster, a 41-year-old stylist, immediately lashed out about the ruling on Twitter.

"Don't fear the enemy that attacks you... Fear the fake friend that hugs you. There's not much worse," Raymond wrote. The couple was married for a little more than two years.

The judge's decision came just over a month after the death of Foster's 11-year-old son and Usher's former stepson, Kyle Glover.

Kyle, whose father is Atlanta TV executive Ryan Glover, was injured July when a Jet Ski driven by a friend of the former couple, collided with an inner tube holding Kyle and an unidentified 15-year-old girl. The incident left Kyle brain dead and on July 21, he died.

"I was like, 'It's ridiculous, are you mad at me? I don't know why. You know your kids are fine. They're happy. They're productive.' ... Maybe I don't do everything perfectly, but I do the best I can," Foster told the judge, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

After the ruling, Foster wrote on Twitter, "A woman's loyalty is tested when her man has nothing... A mans loyalty is tested when he has everything!"

Reps for Usher and Foster did not respond to ABCNews.com's request for comment. But in June, Usher told "GMA" co-host Robin Roberts that he was fighting for custody of his boys in order to be the "father to them that my father was unable to be to me."

Kim Kardashian vs. Kris Humprhies

The drama surrounding Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' divorce has lasted a lot longer than their 72-day marriage and it doesn't appear to be ending any time soon.

Earlier this summer, lawyers for the two sides faced off in court. Humphries' lawyer complained that Kardashian's team hasn't been exactly helpful, delaying the discovery process.

"I don't want to use the word uncooperative, but they are not making the process easier," Marshall Waller told the judge, according to E!, adding that he needs at least four months to get ready for trial.

Kardashian's attorney countered that not only have they been cooperative but they have spent at least $250,000 on the case so far -- which they plan to pass on to Humphries.

"To say I am frustrated is an understatement," Laura Wasser told the judge, according to E! "I'm at a loss to figure out what the holdup is. They had a prenup and were married 72 days. To what end does he want this annulment?"

The couple was married Aug. 20, 2011. Kardashian filed for divorce on Oct. 31, citing irreconcilable differences and noting that there was a prenuptial agreement. A month later, Humphries requested a legal separation or an annulment, making no mention of a prenup.

The NBA player, 27, has accused Kardashian, 31, of defrauding him by marrying him solely for TV ratings and publicity.

Among the 33 witnesses Humphries' lawyer plans to depose is Kardashian's mom, Kris Jenner, and her rapper boyfriend, Kanye West. According to TMZ, Humphries suspects that Kardashian was cheating on him with current boyfriend Kanye West because West wasn't invited to their wedding.

PHOTO: Actor Terrence Howard and wife Michelle Ghent-Howard arrive at the "Law & Order: Los Angeles" Premiere Party at Drai's Hollywood, Sept. 27, 2010 in Hollywood, California.
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Terence Howard vs. Michelle Ghent

At the end of last year, "Hustle & Flow" star Terence Howard shared some damning allegations about his estranged wife in divorce documents, according to TMZ, claiming that she was racist, hurled racial epithets at him and once threatened to have him killed by "a lot of Russian friends who would do it as a favor."

TMZ reported that he also claimed Michelle Ghent was abusive and twice attacked him with a bottle.

In February 2012, Howard was ordered to pay Ghent more than $50,000 while they hammered out a long-term agreement.

PHOTO: Kelsey Grammer and Camille Grammer attends the 64th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall, June 13, 2010 in New York City.
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Kelsey Grammer vs. Camille Grammer

At the beginning of 2011, Kelsey and Camille Grammer's divorce was shaping up to be a battle of epic proportions with a $100 million fortune built up over 13 years of marriage and no prenup.

But then the erstwhile "Frasier" star and the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast member laid down their swords -- she had told radio host Howard Stern that her soon-to-be ex-husband liked to cross-dress, while Kelsey refused to comment -- and agreed to expedite their divorce to allow Grammer to tie the knot quickly with his new girlfriend Kayte Walsh, who recently gave birth to daughter Faith.

Grammer said his biggest parting gift to his ex was agreeing to do the Bravo reality show.

"That was a way of saying, Here's what you always wanted, I'm gone," the Emmy winner told "GMA." "With my grace, go have that famous life you wanted."

PHOTO: Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin attend Discovery Upfront at Jazz at Lincoln Center, April 2, 2009 in New York City.
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Jon Gosselin vs. Kate Gosselin

After the couple, made famous (and then infamous) by TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8," split up in 2009, Kate Gosselin cried about the mess their family had become, and Jon Gosselin accused her of exploiting their kids.

When she signed on to "Dancing With the Stars," his lawyer called Kate "an absentee mom"; her lawyer shot back, "He's out of the limelight, while 23 million people are watching Kate on 'Dancing with the Stars.'"

In June, Jon apologized for his behavior post-split. "I am sorry, because I did stuff I wouldn't want done to me," he told People, referring to the slew of women he dated after their breakup. Jon recently moved back to Berks County and is dating a single mom. He told People that he and Kate now talk all the time about the kids.

PHOTO: Sir Paul McCartney and Lady Heather Mills McCartney arrive at the 'Adopt-A-Minefield' Benefit Gala in support of landmines victims, May 28, 2005 in Neuss, Germany.
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Heather Mills vs. Paul McCartney

To vent after his volatile divorce from Heather Mills, which ended with him writing her a check for $48.7 million, Paul McCartney took to the medium he knows best. In November 2008, he released the scathing song, "Nothing Too Much, Just Out of Sight," featuring the rants, "The last thing you do was to try and betray me/ In new morning light/ I'll never forget it/ And that's just outta sight," and, "And you have money/ And no manners." Ouch.

McCartney married for the third time to New York businesswoman Nancy Shevell.

PHOTO: Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook during Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook in New York City, April 7, 2005 at Uptown in New York City.
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Christie Brinkley vs. Peter Cook

It's bad enough finding out about a husband's affair. Having to hear all the gory details divulged in court can be nauseating, especially in the case of Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook. Their July 2008 divorce proceedings featured a torrent of torrid tales, including Cook's tearful admission that he enjoyed oral sex with his then-18-year-old assistant, Diana Bianchi, and had a fondness for masturbating via webcam. No wonder Brinkley told Ladies' Home Journal in July 2009, "I would never get married again." She added, "With what I know, I don't see why anyone would get married."

Charlie Sheen vs. Denise Richards

Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards' years-long back-and-forth made their divorce the subject of countless tabloid headlines, but the faux pas that took the cake came in June 2008, when Richards released a three-year-old, expletive-laced voice message from Sheen. The highlight: a curse-filled rant from Sheen calling his ex-wife -- and the mother of their two daughters, Sam and Lola -- a "f**king c**t" and a "f**king n****r." Sheen, then the star of "Two and a Half Men," followed up by releasing an apology for what he called his "choice of words."

The pair are on better terms now for the sake of their daughters.

PHOTO: Guy Ritchie and Madonna attend the world premiere of RocknRolla at Odeon West End, Sept. 1, 2008 in London, England.
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Madonna vs. Guy Ritchie

After trying to cover up their divorce for weeks, once Madonna and Guy Ritchie went public with the news in October 2008, the mud-slinging started in earnest. She took a swipe at him at a sold-out concert in Boston, introducing the song "Miles Away, " which was inspired by her relationship with Ritchie, by quipping, "This song is for the emotionally retarded. Maybe you know some people who fall into that category. God knows I do." Ritchie fought back via an interview with Esquire magazine, calling Madonna "retarded" while admitting he still loves her.

Ritchie and his girlfriend Jacqui Ainsley are expecting their second child together while Madonna has been linked to a string of younger men.

PHOTO: Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.
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Kim Basinger vs. Alec Baldwin

Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin's divorce drama paled in comparison to the fireworks set off during the custody battle over their daughter, Ireland. In the sixth year of the drawn-out fight, Baldwin called the then-11-year-old Ireland for a court-approved chat, but got her voicemail. He wasn't happy. "You are a rude, thoughtless little pig," Baldwin said in the message leaked on TMZ.com in April 2007. "You have humiliated me for the last time." Baldwin apologized in statement but alleged that Basinger leaked the tape. She refuted his claim, and Baldwin temporarily lost visitation rights.

These days, Baldwin appears transformed. He recently married yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas, with Ireland as the flower girl.

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