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Fergie and Josh Duhamel announce they are separating

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Josh Duhamel and Fergie have announced they are separating after eight years of marriage.

The couple, who share four-year-old son Axl Jack, confirmed the news with a joint statement.

“With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year,” the couple told People. “To give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public.”

They added: “We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family.”

Fergie and Josh are pictured with their four-year-old son, Axl Jack.

The Battle Creek actor, 44, and the Black Eyed Peas singer, 42, have been open about facing difficulties in their marriage.

Speaking with Allure, the pop star revealed that they had embraced couples therapy.

“He’s not afraid. He doesn’t feel like he’s not man enough,” she told the publication in 2015.

She also spoke about making their jet-setting lifestyle — in particular, the grueling tours required in the music industry — work for their relationship.

“My husband and I made a two-week rule,” the “L.A. Love (La La)” singer said. “We’ve already talked about how we’re going to have to trade off. … He’s going to have to come on tour with Axl for a while, and then there’ll be a break. He’ll take a job; I’ll be on set with Axl. You know?”

The duo met on the set of American drama series Las Vegas in 2004.

“He wanted to get in my pants,” Fergie joked to the magazine. “We just grew. And we grew into realizing that we wanted the same things in life.”

She added: “We wanted the same path.”

We wish Fergie, Josh and their family and friends all the best during this time.

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