Fergie And Josh Duhamel Are Getting Divorced! The 3 Heartbreaking Rumors About WHY They're Splitting Up

Fergie Josh Duhamel Divorce

Spoiler alert: love is dead.

Another week, another beloved celebrity couple is getting divorced

It's hard not to take to breakups like these personal and believe that true love no longer exists, but I really thought Fergie and Josh Duhamel were built to last. They had all the makings of a perfect couple: cute kid, adorable Instagram captions, and love to laugh. 

I feel like it's only appropriate to take a moment of silence to honor their former relationship. 


No matter how adorable it is that after eight years of marriage, Fergie still called Josh her "bae," Fergie announced they were splitting up yesterday.

The full statement reads: 

"With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year. 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."

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So the statement sounds like the couple has been split for at least a few moments. That Instagram above was posted in January, when they celebrated their 8 year anniversary., Since then, Fergie hasn't posted any photos of Josh, but he's been more active with photos of them as recent as July. 


Sources close to the couple claim that their lifestyles were just too different to sustain a relationship. Fergie wanted to focus on her album and was always traveling, and Josh wanted to have a bigger family and stay at home. 

While her outgoing and fun personality drew her to him in the beginning, it ultimately led to their split. 

“Josh is low-key and laid back," the source said. "Fergie is more high maintenance and very focused on her career. He definitely wants more kids and has always wanted to be a family man.”

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Still, the couple seemed to be going strong for quite some time. Here are three other rumors that might explain why they're divorcing now:

1. Fergie didn't want to have another baby — and Josh thought she was a bad mom. 

Not too long ago, rumors were circling that the couple was trying for another baby, but they never confirmed it. Josh has always been public about wanting a big family, and Fergie talked about wanting to focus on her career instead. 

"I felt that it was either going to be another baby or an album," she told Allure in 2015. Guess she opted for an album. 

And there have been some questionable quotes from Josh about Fergie's parenting, "

"For a girl, which everything has always been about her, to see what the love of a child can do is pretty amazing," he told AOL right before Mother's Day this year. "She would do anything or that kid. She's an amazing mom." 

Um, ouch?

2. They never recovered from that time Josh probably cheated on Fergie with a stripper. 

Back in 2009, a stripper named Nicole Forrester said she hooked up with Josh in Atlanta. 

"We did hook up, we had lots of sex, and we had a really, really good time," she said. "And then the next morning, when I left, you know, he kissed me on the cheek. Really sweet guy."

Aw, so sweet. 

Josh, being the sweet guy he is, denied the allegations, despite Nicole's threat to reveal some texts that the one night stand did happen. We never saw those screenshots, but we can only assume it probably happened. 

3. Josh didn't like Fergie's party lifestyle. 

With Josh wanting to focus more on his family and wanting Fergie to be more of a traditional mom, it's possible he wasn't happy when she instead chose to make another album. 

But joke's on you Josh, but anything Fergie puts out is usually fire. 

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Emily Blackwood is an editor at YourTango who covers pop culture, true crime, dating, relationships and everything in between. Every Wednesday at 10:20 p.m. you can ask her any and all questions about self-love, dating, and relationships LIVE on YourTango’s Facebook page. You can follow her on Instagram (@blackw00d) and Twitter (@emztweetz).