Supermodel Heidi Klum, 38, has opened up about the rocky path she's traveled since splitting from rocker husband Seal, 49, in January. The couple had been married for seven years.
"I feel like I'm in the eye of a tornado," Klum told Elle in an article that will hit newsstands in April. "Sometimes I think a curve ball just comes at you. Instead of something straight that you can catch, it hits you in the head from the side that you didn't expect."
Klum also points out that life behind closed doors might surprise some people who thought she had the picture-perfect celebrity marriage.
"People don't need to know who did what," Klum commented. "I don't want to talk positive or negatively about the ups and downs that we had. 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 for – especially for our children – to have the lows being printed in magazines and talked about."
And when asked about her take on soon-to-be-ex hubby Seal's decision to publicly air some of the couple's dirty laundry, Klum opted for resigned reflection instead of revengeful rage.
"He's going to be 50 next year. He's a grown man," Klum said of her estranged husband. "I can't tell him what to do and what not to do. It's hard."
Fortunately, Klum says that looking after her children is more than enough to keep her focused on what matters.
"I'm a lioness," she noted. "I have four cubs. I'm a mom. I want to take care of my kids and protect them. I don't want to talk about them, or him, or me."