In a candid interview, Josh Duhamel sheds light on the factors that led to the end of his eight-year marriage to Fergie. The Hollywood actor, now 50, acknowledges the positive aspects of their relationship but points to a fundamental difference in their desires regarding where to call home.
Duhamel, who grew up in North Dakota, admits he struggled with the demands of fame and the spotlight that came with being married to the Black Eyed Peas singer. He expresses a longing for the simplicity of his true self, a sentiment that ultimately guided his decision to return to his hometown.
While Duhamel appreciates the success he’s garnered, he emphasizes that his intention to return home was always a part of his life plan. In contrast, Fergie’s roots in California influenced her desire to stay in the West Coast. Despite this, Duhamel maintains that there were no major issues in their relationship, emphasizing that they simply grew in different directions.
Moving back to North Dakota has had a profoundly positive impact on Duhamel’s mental well-being, reconnecting him with the natural world and his creative spirit. This shift has allowed him to rediscover the joy of being outdoors and engaging in creative endeavors.
Currently expecting a child with his wife Audra Mari, who shares his North Dakotan background, Duhamel expresses his gratitude for Fergie’s kindness and acknowledges their amicable relationship.
When it comes to co-parenting their son Axl, Duhamel and Fergie have managed to create a seamless and supportive environment. Their shared goal is to provide Axl with a comfortable and pressure-free space, demonstrating a positive example of collaboration for his benefit. This commitment to their son’s well-being underscores their dedication to his happiness and stability.