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Heidi Klum on parenting after divorce from Seal: 'I'm a mom and a dad'

Two years after her divorce, supermodel Heidi Klum is opening up about life without ex-husband Seal by her side.
/ Source: TODAY

A year after her divorce was finalized, supermodel Heidi Klum is opening up about life without ex-husband Seal by her side, and what it's like to be a single mom to four kids.

Apparently, it's not that different from life when she was married, Klum reveals in a new interview in Redbook, on stands Oct. 20.

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Heidi Klum at Milan Fashion Week on September 25, 2015 in Milan, Italy.Getty Images file

"Obviously, things have changed, but they haven't changed drastically," she told the magazine. "[Seal] was never your typical dad who left for work in the morning with his briefcase and would be by home by dinnertime every night. He traveled a lot. The kids knew it was part of his job. I'm a mom and a dad at the same time."

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The couple married in 2005 and Klum filed for divorce in 2012, but the divorce wasn't finalized until 2014. Despite raising four children and balancing a busy TV and modeling career, Klum seems to have her busy life under control.

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Singer Seal and Heidi Klum on September 18, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. The couple separated the following year.Getty Images File

"Women are capable of juggling a lot of balls — we can do things that guys just cannot do," Klum said. "Men typically juggle only one ball, and even then they're like, 'I'm confused. Should I put it in my right or left hand?' A lot of them have a very hard time just trying to figure out what to do with that one ball. And often they want us to hold that one too!"

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The model, who turned 42 this summer, also shed some light on aging gracefully.

"Would it be nice if my skin and body still looked the way it did when I was 25? Sure," she said. "But the fact is, your body changes when you have children; you get wrinkles as you get older. I like that I have laugh lines from smiling too much."