Another celebrity marriage has bit the dust. Fergie and Josh Duhamel just announced they have separated after eight years of marriage.
“With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year,” the couple said in a joint statement. “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 couple met in 2004 when Black Eyed Peas appeared on Josh’s show “Las Vegas,” and they wed on January 10th, 2009. They are parents to a four-year-old son Axl.
As for what went wrong, sources tell People that the pair’s differences finally came between them. “People close to them won’t be surprised that this ended,” an insider tells the mag. “A big factor is how different Fergie and Josh are. The source shares that Fergie is “fun and outgoing,” while Josh is “charming and relaxed,” adding, “but they come from totally different backgrounds and they wanted different things.” The source notes that it didn’t help that they “were heading in two separate directions and [they] are often apart because of work.”
Although there’s no exact word on when they split, back in January they did post happy photos celebrating their eighth wedding anniversary, but haven't been seen together in public since June.