Seal may not be Leni’s biological father, but the singer-songwriter is, without a doubt, her daddy! He gives a special shout out to his little girl in a song called “Secret” that also features his wife, Heidi Klum!
Seal and Heidi Klum, 37, may have a beautiful love story, but the singer and his 6-year-old daughter, Leni, have a fantastic one as well! Seal met Heidi when she was pregnant with little Leni and although he isn’t her biological dad, he was there for her birth and adopted her shortly afterwards. On his new album 6: Commitment Seal expresses his love for Leni — and his wife — in a song he called “Secret.” “There’s a chapter in [the song] that is directly related to our first child, Leni,” he says. “If you listen to it, you’ll know which one it is. But I try not to be too specific because it takes away the ability for people to relate and make it their own.” We’ve found the lyrics!
Hollybaby.com discovered that the lyrics are related to the night Leni was born! “Look at me, I’m your hearts keeper / Meant for me 3:21AM, she will be here / Oh yes she will and I belong to you / Yes, I belong to you. I belong to you. And you belong to me.” Awww! How adorable is this?
Seal, 47, says that his family — Heidi, Leni, Henry, 5, Johan, 3 1/2, and Lou, 1 — have been an inspiration for him in his music and in his personal life. He says ideas strike him all the time and he automatically begins the songwriting process.
“I write all the time. I write when we’re out at dinner,” he says. “We’ll be out at sushi — my daughter loves sushi — and there will be music going around in my head. Somebody will say something, or I’ll overhear a conversation and start writing. But with family comes selflessness and Seal says now the songwriting doesn’t come first anymore. “In the old days, literally if I was out at dinner, I’d get up and go home,” he recalls of his writing process. “[But with the kids], you can’t do that anymore. It’s not even an option.”
The Grammy-award winner says that his children have allowed him to see the world in a completely different light, but he and his supermodel wife are done expanding their brood! “No more! We’ve got four of them and they’re fantastic,” Seal exclaims. “But it’s a handful!” Seal and Heidi may not want any more kids, but they are willing to expand their record selection! They have even talked about writing a children’s album in the future. “I’d love to do something like that with Heidi. We’ve talked about it,” he admits. “We’ve actually written one or two things — silly things. But it would be nice.”
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