After eight years of marriage, Fergie and Josh Duhamel have called it quits. According to People magazine, the former couple gave a joint statement that they have decided to separate earlier this year but decided to keep their separation under wraps to protect their family and to give them time to adjust. Apparently, their separation is mutual as they emphasized that they will always be united and supportive of each other.

As expected, fans were shocked to hear about their divorce as Fergie and Duhamel were considered to be one of the exemplary celebrity couples. In fact, early this year, they were still very active on social media, posting affectionate photos of each other with heart-melting captions.

Apparently, their separation is mutual as they emphasized that they will always stay united and be supportive of each other.

As expected, fans were shocked to hear about their divorce as Fergie and Duhamel were considered to be one of the exemplary celebrity couples. In fact, earlier this year, they were still very active on social media, posting affectionate photos of each other with heart-melting captions.

Hours after the news about their divorce was released, the 44-year old actor was seen hiking in Brentwood, California on Thursday - alone and without his Wedding Ring. Fergie and Josh Duhamel have a 4-year old son named Axl. It's still unclear on who will get the full custody of Axl.

They grew apart because of their differences

Fans who have been following the love story of Fergie and Josh Duhamel were really caught off-guard with their divorce. All throughout the years, the couple's relationship seemed to be smooth sailing and they were even considered to be #relationshipgoals by their fans.

However, according to People, Fergie and Josh Duhamel split up because of their differences.

From the beginning, they were total opposites of each other. Although the saying "opposites attract" might be a famous notion, the differences of Josh and Fergie were what drove them to split up. As time passed, their individual differences drove them apart to the point that they decided to just break up.

Busy schedule also played a factor

According to People, the different line of work of Fergie and Duhamel also played a big factor why they had a falling out.

The former couple was reportedly always apart from each other because of their work, and when they were together, they found it difficult to connect with each other because of their existing differences.

On a lighter note, it's great that Josh and Fergie have expressed that they will always be united and will always support each other. Since they have already split up, it will be a conscious effort for both of them to take care of their son.

Co-parenting is also an option for them to ensure that they get to raise their son in harmony.

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