Actor Josh Duhamel is coming under fire for what he said while appearing as a guest on actor Dax Shephard’s podcast, “Armchair Expert.”
While on the show, Duhamel admitted that he wanted more children following his divorce from singer, Fergie.
Fergie and Duhamel share one son together, 5-year-old Axl.
The dad-of-one said that because he’s 45 years old, he wants to fall in love with someone young enough so that he can continue building his family within the next couple of years.
According to People, Duhamel said:
“I’m not 30 years old anymore. I’m 45. I want to have more kids in the next few years.”
He then added:
“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*ck anything. That’s not who I am. I’m trying to find a girl that I can be with and have a family with.”
And according to the comment section on People’s Facebook page, some of his fans were very pleased with Duhamel making it known he wants a younger woman.
Wow. My opinion of him just changed drastically. “Young enough to have kids” I had my daughter at almost 41. Look for someone you get along with. Then you’ll have a happy family.
Another 45 year old looking for something younger. What a cliche. Appreciate your age and women of your age.
Wow. Dude doesn’t seem to realize women can have kids after 30.
Um, the putz already had a family
Why don’t you just enjoy life and see who it brings into your life. Instead of inviting every 20 year old gold digger into your life and the lives of your children!
Define “young enough” please. I’m in my 40s and pregnant and many women are having kids later in life nowadays (even celebs) so just how young is he expecting?
Oh bull. He just wants a younger woman.
So is he looking for a real relationship or a breeding vessel?
WTF? “Young Enough” did he really say that? How rude. He is even older than Fergie.
While others defended the actor:
I don’t get why people are upset with his preferences. Younger could very well be a 40 year old or if he likes them younger than that, so be it. We ALL have a preference! Why is his being ridiculed? Calm down. Must be the same people who won’t watch Rudolph or listen to Baby It’s Cold Outside…..
So he wants more kids? Whats the problem with that?
However, Duhamel made it clear that looking for another love interest is no disrespect to his ex-wife:
“Fergie and I had a great relationship. 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.”
Do you think Josh was in the wrong for clarifying he is looking for someone “young enough” to bear children?