Fergieand Josh Duhamel are separating after eight years of marriage, the couple announced Thursday in a statement to HuffPost.
“With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year,” the couple said in a joint statement. “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 couple are parents to 4-year-old son Axl, who the duo seems to dote over. Duhameltold People in May that he and Fergie share “a lot of love for our son and have a good time together.”
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The couple celebrated theireight-year anniversary in January and showered each other with affection over social media.
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From the looks of the photos, one would never wonder “where is the love?”
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Duhamel first laid eyes on Fergie while watching a Black Eyed Peas music videoback in 2004, and was immediately smitten.
The actor was so taken by her that he asked producers if the band could be featured on his former show “Las Vegas.” When Fergie showed up on set, Duhamel was a mess.
“I was really nervous and that was my moment of truth. I laid out my outfit the night before,” Duhameltold Us Weeklywith a laugh. “It was a big build to the moment that I could finally talk to her. And all I could say was, ‘You’re hot.’”
The two simple words seemed to do the trick.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.