Thursday 19 April 2018

Fergie felt 'a little weird' pretending to still be with Josh Duhamel before announcing divorce

Recording artist Fergie (L) and actor Josh Duhamel, both wearing TOM FORD, attends the TOM FORD Autumn/Winter 2015 Womenswear Collection Presentation at Milk Studios in Los Angeles on February 20, 2015. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Tom Ford)
Recording artist Fergie (L) and actor Josh Duhamel, both wearing TOM FORD, attends the TOM FORD Autumn/Winter 2015 Womenswear Collection Presentation at Milk Studios in Los Angeles on February 20, 2015. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Tom Ford)
Fergie Duhamel and Josh Duhamel attend the amfAR Inspiration Gala New York 2014 at The Plaza Hotel on June 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Fergie (L) and Josh Duhamel attend the LACMA 2013 Art + Film Gala honoring Martin Scorsese and David Hockney presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for LACMA)
Musician Fergie and actor Josh Duhamel attend "TrevorLIVE LA" honoring Jane Lynch and Toyota for the Trevor Project at Hollywood Palladium on December 8, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Trevor Project)
(L-R) Axl Jack Duhamel, actor Josh Duhamel, and singer Fergie attend Pandora Summer Crush at LA Live on August 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Pandora Media Inc)

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Fergie has admitted it was "a little weird" pretending everything was fine with husband Josh Duhamel before the pair made their marriage split news public.

The stars announced the sad news last Thursday, revealing they called it quits months ago. In a statement, they explained that they had decided to keep the breakup a secret to "give our family the best opportunity to adjust".

Fergie (L) and Josh Duhamel attend the LACMA 2013 Art + Film Gala honoring Martin Scorsese and David Hockney presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for LACMA)
Fergie (L) and Josh Duhamel attend the LACMA 2013 Art + Film Gala honoring Martin Scorsese and David Hockney presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for LACMA)

And in a new chat with America's People magazine, Fergie said that the task of acting as though nothing was wrong in her marriage for months before the announcement was difficult.

“Honestly, it was just getting a little weird for us with all the romantic questions," she told the outlet. "We’re great friends, we love each other so much, and it just got to the point where it was getting a little weird... there’s no perfect time so we just decided to do it."

Stressing the odd nature of the situation, Fergie added: "I don’t know, you can ask him, but it was just getting a little weird to laugh through the first date questions." Fergie and Transformers star Josh share four-year-old son Axl together. Their decision to delay the announcement of their split was also to help their son, who the Double Dutchess star told People is "so great".

“We just wanted to get adjusted in private," she explained. "(And Axl’s school has helped as) we have a co-op so Josh and I would walk there several times before the school season. So I get to learn from the teachers and see how he reacts in a group of friends that he knows. And I get to help out and serve them snacks and clean the dishes.

Fergie Duhamel and Josh Duhamel attend the amfAR Inspiration Gala New York 2014 at The Plaza Hotel on June 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Fergie Duhamel and Josh Duhamel attend the amfAR Inspiration Gala New York 2014 at The Plaza Hotel on June 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

"We have fun, we get down and dirty and read the stories with our costumes. You get down in the sand and get dirty - I love it. I love that part of it all."

Fergie and Josh tied the knot back in 2009 in a Catholic ceremony after becoming engaged in 2007. They first met on the set of Josh's TV show Las Vegas in 2004, when Fergie's band the Black Eyed Peas made a cameo on the series.

(L-R) Axl Jack Duhamel, actor Josh Duhamel, and singer Fergie attend Pandora Summer Crush at LA Live on August 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Pandora Media Inc)
(L-R) Axl Jack Duhamel, actor Josh Duhamel, and singer Fergie attend Pandora Summer Crush at LA Live on August 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Pandora Media Inc)

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