Josh Duhamel and Eiza González: The Real Reason This Celebrity Couple Split Up

Josh Duhamel and Eiza Gonzalez

Left: Josh Duhamel | Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images, Right: Eiza González | Eiza González via Instagram

Josh Duhamel seemed to have found love again after his divorce from Fergie, but his new relationship has reportedly fizzled. He started dating actress Eiza González in February 2018, but after five months, they’ve decided to call it quits.

A source confirmed with ET, “Josh Duhamel and Eiza González have ended their relationship.” They explained, “Josh truly enjoyed Eiza’s company but is ready to move on. Eiza was very busy with work and so was Josh. She was willing to do whatever it took to make it last, but Josh just isn’t in that place at the moment.”

The real reason this celebrity couple split up? The source revealed, “While they did end things partially because of their work schedules, they also called it quits because they truly are on different pages and the timing just wasn’t right.”

Apparently, their lifestyles just didn’t quite add up. “Josh is highly independent and he values his space and free time,” the source claims. “It was hard for Eiza to deal with being apart so much.”

According to Us Weekly, Duhamel and González met at a pre-Super Bowl concert hosted by Jennifer Lopez at the Minneapolis Armory, and they’ve been inseparable since. “They drank and partied together until very late,” an insider revealed. “After, Josh reached out to a mutual friend and asked for Eiza’s number.”

“They definitely have a connection because they’ve been FaceTiming and texting nonstop while she’s been in England working,” the source claimed at the time. “They’re keeping it on the down-low. He’s telling her he’s never met anyone like her before.”

Duhamel and González only went on their first public date in June 2018 at a Beverly Hills restaurant. Within the next month, they were spotted engaging in some PDA on a vacation in Mexico. Not long after, however, they decided to go their separate ways.

Fergie and Josh Duhamel

Fergie and Josh Duhamel | Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Tom Ford

According to the source for ET, it could still have something to do with his divorce from Fergie. Duhamel only started dating González less than five months after their split, so he may not given himself enough time to move on.

“Josh and Fergie’s break up is still very raw and painful for him,” the source claims. “He worked hard to move on from his eight-year marriage and Eiza was a wonderful companion for him during a very difficult time.”

The source added, “After Josh and Fergie split, he wasn’t expecting to get involved with anyone so soon and, in the end, Josh didn’t have the same goals as Eiza. Josh and Fergie have been talking often. He has done everything to keep their parenting relationship intact, but he also misses her.”

Apparently, “Some of their friends are relieved that the relationship with Eiza is over and hope one day Fergie and Josh will work it out.”

Duhamel and Fergie, who are parents to their 4-year-old son, Axl, revealed in September 2017 that they’d decided to split “with absolute love and respect.” They added in their statement, “To give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public.” In addition, “We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family.”