Fergie and husband Josh Duhamel split

Fergie and husband Josh Duhamel split

It seems 2017 is yet another rough year for celebrity marriages as Fergie and husband of eight years, Josh Duhamel have announced that they have separated.

The news of Fergie and Josh's split will come as a shock to many, as just last week the singer had been quizzed on the possibility she might be expecting their second child.

The announcement states the couple separated earlier in the year to "give our family the best opportunity to adjust" before the split was made public. "We are and will always be united for us to support one another and our family".

During their marriage, they had a 4-year-old son named Axl Jack.

The couple celebrated their eight-year anniversary in January and showered each other with affection over social media.

Josh had a matching post to celebrate the occasion. "8 years! Love you babe", the "Safe Haven" star wrote in the caption. "I laid out my outfit the night before", Duhamel told Us Weekly with a laugh. News that starting a family had been 'something we've wanted for a very long time'. "But Axl was always on their mind no matter what they were doing".

"What? This is the first I'm hearing of this", Fergie's mother, Terri Jackson, told RadarOnline.com exclusively.

We're wishing Fergie, Josh, and Axl only the best as they get through this hard time. It's like I'm birthing a different kind of baby. Fergie touched down in Rio that day when she held up her left hand to show she ditched her wedding band for four of her own that spelled out F-E-R-G.

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