According to a report from Entertainment Tonight, Fergie just filed the court paperwork to legally separate from her former hubby, John Duhamel. Approximately two years after they announced they were breaking up, the “Big Girl’s Don’t Cry” singer filed for divorce from the star claims a report from ET.
The 44-year-old songstress submitted the paperwork at the Pasadena Courthouse on Friday, in California. They announced they were calling off their marriage after eight years two years ago in September 2017. In a statement given to the organization, both parties said they were splitting as a couple.
Josh and Fergie wrote, “To give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public.” They’re committed to raising their children amicably and will do what it takes to make things work.
The former lovers have a 5-year-old son named Axl, and they have talked about how great it is to co-parent their child as a little boy. Fergie said to reporters from Entertainment Tonight last June, that “we split it up really balanced.”
Last year, Fergie came under fire on social media when she performed the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, saying that her national anthem didn’t go quite as well as planned. The singer said she “honestly tried” her best.
Fergie responded to the comments online, saying she was trying to do something different, but it just didn’t come out the way she thought it would. People online accused her of doing one of the worst renditions of the anthem ever.
“I’m a risk-taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn’t strike the intended tone.” Videos of basketball players and others reacting to her version of the anthem subsequently went viral, including one from Stephen Curry.
Ironically, Roseanne Barr, the comedian who formerly held the accolade for worst performance of the Star Spangled Banner ever, criticized Fergie for it as well. At that time, Josh Duhamel came out in support of his ex-wife, despite their divorce. In the video above, you can see Josh put aside his differences with his former spouse and come to her defense.