Heidi Klum: "I feel like I'm in the eye of the tornado"

Heidi Klum arrives at the 20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party, for the 84th Annual Academy Awards, in the City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON (Photo credit should read Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images) PATRICK T. FALLON

Heidi Klum arrives at the 20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on Feb. 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, Calif.
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(CBS News) Heidi Klum has kept mum about her separation from Seal -- until now.

"I don't want to talk positively or negatively about the ups and downs that we had," Klum, 38, tells Elle magazine. "Every couple goes through things. Unfortunately, we're in the public, so the highs are out there. But I don't think it's necessary -- especially for our children -- to have the lows being printed in magazines and talked about."

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Aside from a tweetthanking fans for their support, Klum has remained quiet on the decision to separate. Seal, on the other hand, has made headlines for being so candid about the split in recent interviews.

"I feel like I'm in the eye of the tornado," Klum said. "It's emotions inside of your body that are a tornado. And then the outside world doing all this craziness--with you wanting it or not wanting it--is another tornado. But as hard as it is, so is life."

The pair announced their separation on Jan. 23 after seven years of marriage.

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