Heidi Klum & Seal's Split: How They Told Their Kids

01/27/2012 AT 12:05 PM EST



Telling the world that you're separating from your spouse is one thing. Telling your children is quite another.

"We talk to them, we try to explain as best we could what is going on," says Seal of breaking the news to his four children with estranged wife Heidi Klum.

"[We're] just explaining to them that things will be different, you know, without going into too much detail. Things will be different."





In his interview with Access Hollywood's Billy Bush, the Grammy winner, 48, also talks about how he and Klum, 38, reassured Leni, 7 ½, Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2.

Though their split has certainly been difficult, "a lot of things won't change," Seal continues. "The main thing is to make sure that they feel that they're loved. Make sure they understand that their parents love each other [and] ... it has absolutely nothing to do with them."

The musician, who has said that he still believes a reconciliation "may happen," adds that even if mom and dad remain apart, the kids needn't worry about spending time with them.

"In actual fact, it may even improve the amount of time that we spend with them," says Seal. "Quality time."



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