According to the New York Post's Page Six, the 37-year-old model-cum-mogul is amicably parting ways, and told the paper:
"All good things have to come to an end. I will always love Victoria and never tell her secret. It's been an absolute amazing time."
And the feeling is mutual. "Heidi will always be an Angel," Ed Razek, President and Chief Marketing Officer of Limited Brands (parent company of Victoria's Secret) told StyleList.
Klum, of course, has been a major attraction both in VS catalogs and the giant Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, making a semi-surprise appearance last year in a body-hugging bustier dress just five weeks after giving birth to her fourth child.
And who can forget the cringe-worthy duet Klum and husband Seal performed at the 2007 show or the model's envy-inducing abs and gravity-defying cleavage trotting down the runway in a variety of over-the-top costumes (light-up bra-and-panty sets, a giant silver snowflake, etc.). Indeed, it's the end of an era.
Sources tell Page Six that Klum is leaving to focus on her "Project Runway" empire and new fitness clothing line, and won't be walking at this year's show, which will be broadcast on CBS on Nov. 30 (get a sneak peek at the 2010 costumes here).
And, of course, she's not the only Angel who'll be down and out.
Both Miranda Kerr and Doutzen Kroes will be seven months pregnant by that time, which most likely means newbies Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Chanel Iman, Candice Swanepoel, and Erin Heatherton, along with vets (and new moms) Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio, will be taking the lead.
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In related news, hear how Lima reclaimed her smokin' pre-baby bod.