updated 09/02/2012 AT 8:50 PM ET
•originally published 09/02/2012 AT 7:00 PM ET
After remarks Seal made during an airport interview regarding his estranged wife Heidi Klum and her bodyguard Martin Kirsten were picked up far and wide this weekend, a rep for the British singer issued a statement to PEOPLE.
“Seal would like to clarify that he was not implying his wife was cheating on him while they were together,” said the statement. “But rather he was pointing out that they are separated and the divorce is not final so they are legally still married.”
In the course of a Los Angeles International Airport interview, Seal, 49, told TMZ, in reference to recent photos of Klum and Kirsten vacationing in Sardinia: “That’s what happens when two people separate, they move on and generally meet other people in their lives.”
He also said: “Whilst I didn’t expect anything better from him [the bodyguard], I would have thought that Heidi would have shown a little more class and at least waited until we separated first before deciding to fornicate with the help, as it were.”
Seal and Klum 39, split in January after being married for seven years. She filed for divorce in April.