If you’re of a particular age, the movie “Space Jam” brings on a bit of nostalgia. From seeing NBA legends in their prime on-court era to a multi-verse collision between reality and cartoon land, the 1996 film is considered a classic among many.
Beyond the lead acting from NBA legend Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny, “Space Jam” also has an all-star-led soundtrack that gives life to pivotal moments in the film. One of the songs from that era was Seal’s “Fly Like an Eagle.” But Seal’s hit-making capabilities didn’t start or end with his contribution to the film’s soundtrack.
Seal was born on the outskirts of London, England, and began performing in local clubs to escape his impoverished childhood. According to Britannica, Seal used those early moments of singing and songwriting to build his name, leading to a 1987 production deal.
However, it was not until 1990, when his song “Killer” with Adamski (Adam Tinley) became a hit, that Seal would get his major break. The song received positive acclaim and was followed by “Crazy” — with both gaining heavy rotation in the British radio scene.
From this explosive entry, Seal would release his self-titled debut album in 1991. That release then made its way to the United States, eventually going platinum.
Relocating to the United States after his debut album success, Seal would go on to produce other top-charting albums and singles, including “Kiss From a Rose,” “Bring It On,” and “Stand By Me.”
Seal’s music career has earned him three top-10 Billboard hits and four Grammy awards. Combining his performance, songwriting, and producing efforts, the 60-year-old has amassed a $40 million net worth based on a report from Celebrity Net Worth.
Although his commercial success is noteworthy, one of Seal’s proudest roles is that of a father. Together with his former wife, Heidi Klum, Seal has four children who are all forging their individual paths. Let’s see how his offspring carry the pop singer’s legacy.
According to People, Seal met Leni Klum as a baby when he started dating her mom, Heidi Klum, in 2004. A few years later, he legally adopted her after he and Heidi married.
Currently, the 19-year-old works as a model, appearing in several photoshoots and gracing the covers of “Glamour Germany” and “Harper’s Bazaar Germany.” And she recently moved to New York City to start college, pursuing interior design.
Henry, born in 2005, is also deeply into fashion. Based on the previously mentioned People report, Henry has always had a unique approach to style. It was reported that the 18-year-old had a massive costume closet as a child and used his fashion to express his individuality.
Now, Heidi Klum still makes efforts to protect the privacy of Henry and her other children, more often than not showing “throwback” photos of them when they were growing up.
Johan Samuel and Lou Samuel
Johan (17) and Lou (14) have stayed more out of the spotlight. The two live a quiet life, enjoying time with their family.
According to People, Johan, born in 2006, has always been artistic and loves drawing and painting. In fact, his creativity and fascination with monsters inspired Heidi’s line of children’s clothing in 2013.
Seal has been very open with his emotions when speaking about his love for his children, per the outlet. Upon Henry’s birth, the singer shared in a statement, “He is healthy, beautiful and looks just like his mother. To our children, a brother/ To our parents, a grandson/ To my wife and I, a son/ To our family, a blessing.”
Lou, Seal’s youngest daughter, born in 2009, has been reported to be a big fan of Halloween and loves dance, appearing alongside famed choreographer Miguel Zárate in an Instagram post.
Following her birth, Seal had more words of love, according to People.
“It’s difficult to imagine loving another child as much as you love your existing children,” he shared at the time. “Anyone who has a family will tell you this. Where will one find that extra love?”
He continued: “On Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at 7:46 p.m., the answer to this question came in the form of our fourth child and second daughter. Lou Sulola Samuel was born, and from the moment she looked into both of our eyes, it was endless love at first sight.”