Fergie Files for Divorce Almost Two Years After Announcing Split from Josh Duhamel
It’s been nearly two years since the couple first announced that they were separating and during that time some fans probably hoped that the pair would have rekindled the romance between them. But yesterday, the singer filed for divorce in Pasadena, according to The Blast.
When did Fergie and Duhamel announce their split?
After being married almost eight years, the couple announced that they were going their separate ways in September of 2017.
“With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year,” the pair said in a statement to People. “To give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public.”
“We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family.”
The two share a five-year-old son, Axl.
Do Fergie and Duhamel want to find new partners?
Though completely mending their broken hearts will probably take some time, Duhamel wants to find someone new to start a family with.
“I’m not 30 years old anymore. I’m 45. I want to have more kids in the next few years,” he recently told Dax Shepard on the Armchair Expert podcast. “So it’s more about finding someone young enough to have kids. It’s not as if I’m out there trying to just f— anything. That’s not who I am. I’m trying to find a girl that I can be with and have a family with.”
Duhamel did move on to actress Eiza Gonzalez last year, but the two called it quits a few months after they began dating.
Fergie, on the other hand, is undecided as to whether or not she wants to have more children.
“You never know,” she said of having kids last year during a TCA panel. “I never say never. It’s definitely a new year and the circumstances are — news! So, right now I’m not thinking about that because I’ve got so much on my plate and I’m just trying to be the best mom for my little Punky Pie — that’s what I call him. He’s my little Punky Pie — I call him Punky because he loves pumpkin pie.”
Are Fergie and Duhamel still friends?
Sometimes it’s hard to stay on good terms with your ex. But when there is a kid involved, remaining cordial is extremely important.
Since their split, Fergie and Duhamel have reportedly been focusing on co-parenting Axl.
“Fergie and Josh have been in the best place since announcing their split,” a source close to the former couple told E! News last year. “They get along much better now that they are apart than when they were together, and have also mastered co-parenting. They both split their time with Axl, but are also very accommodating to each other’s schedules when they each have busy projects going on.”
Though they may not have worked out romantically, the two will always remain friendly.
“Fergie and I had a great relationship,” Duhamel continued on the podcast. “I love that girl and I always will. Unfortunately, we didn’t work. But I will always have her back and she is the mother of my baby.”