Josh Duhamel and Fergie surprised the world when they announced their split after being together for 13 years, but nobody was more shocked than her mom and dad. How did the pop star’s parents react to the stunning news?
In an interview with Radar Online, Fergie’s mom, Terri Jackson, admitted that she didn’t learn about the divorce until she read it in the news. Jackson revealed that the couple had just celebrated their son Axl’s birthday party last week and seemed happier than ever. The shocked grandmother believes they didn’t tell her about their marital problems because they didn’t want to hurt her.
“I know they work a lot,” Jackson explained. “I knew they were never together because they are both travelling a lot.”
Fergie is currently getting ready for a concert in Rio de Janiero this weekend. Her estranged husband, meanwhile, is busy in production of the TV series, Unsolved.
According to CNN, Fergie and Duhamel just announced their divorce and revealed that they have been separated since early 2017. In a joint statement, the two explained how they kept the split under wraps for the sake of their family’s privacy. As it turns out, however, Fergie’s own mom was left in the dark.
Fergie and Josh Duhamel were married for eight years before pulling the plug on their relationship. They tied the knot back in 2009 and share one child, 4-year-old Axl.
The two seemed like they had the ideal marriage and frequently posted images of each other on social media. Needless to say, the breakup came as a shock to their fans around the world.
Back in 2012, the actor confessed that his relationship with Fergie was the best thing in his life. She echoed his statements and referred to him as her soul mate.
They did, however, admit that they’ve gone through rough patches but assured fans that their struggles only made their marriage stronger.
It isn’t clear why Fergie and Josh Duhamel decided to part ways after all these years. The estranged couple have not released more details on the divorce and Fergie hasn’t said anything about her mother’s comments.
We can only hope that the divorce process goes smoothly and doesn’t turn into a nasty custody battle.