In September, Fergie, best known for her former band “Black Eyed Peas,” and husband Josh Duhamel, best known for his roles in “Transformers” and “Safe Haven,” announced devastating news.
After eight years of marriage, and an additional four years of dating prior to that, the two decided to part ways. In a statement to People magazine, they revealed they had separated months earlier. It read:
With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year. 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 son, 4-year-old Axl, and have continued to co-parent him to the best of their abilities. But judging by a recent interview on “The Wendy Williams Show,” that might be a little harder for Fergie than she cares to admit.
The show’s host, Wendy Williams, began discussing the fallout of their marriage, saying:
“I feel like I’m in the middle of a divorce.”
She went on to say how she adored the couple and how they got together, explaining that Duhamel found Fergie to be so beautiful he found a way to get in contact with her through a chain of people.
Fergie visibly began trying to keep her emotions in check, saying:
“It wasn’t my plan. I wanted to stay married forever.”
However, she couldn’t hold back the tears when finally giving in and opening up about her relationship with Duhamel:
“I love Josh, he’s the father of my child … you’re making me cry. We forever have that project together and we’re doing the best we can.”
There have been a seemingly countless number of celebrity divorces this year alone. In the U.S., divorce rates remain around an alarming 40 to 50 percent, so it’s no surprise that people appear to be unfazed by yet another announcement.
For Fergie, however, it’s a different story; she definitely isn’t numb to the fact she’s splitting up from not only the father of her child but also her love of more than 10 years. Her pain is much more raw and real than any gossip magazine could convey. Her heartbreak isn’t just a Hollywood storyline — it’s her own.