Heidi Klum and Seal are divorcing?!” was the main jist of many harried texts we received this weekend and–although we’re pretty unsettled by what that says about us–it does confirm that everyone we know feels the same: if Heidi and Seal can’t make it, no one can.

After a few tense days of false hope, People magazine has confirmed:

“While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate.

“We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart. This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition.

“We thank our family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support. And for our children’s sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy.”

Klum and Seal began dating in 2003 and are parents to Leni, 7, Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2. We, like a lot of our friends, really didn’t want them to say Auf Wiedersehen to this thing.