Fergie, Josh Duhamel to separate

Former Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie, real name Stacy Ferguson, and Transformers actor Josh released a statement yesterday announcing that they separated earlier this year.

In the statement, the couple says that they chose to part their ways earlier this year.

Fergie and Josh share four-year-old son Axl.

During their marriage, they had a 4-year-old son named Axl Jack. Josh, 44, posted a sweet photo of the trio on social media, which he captioned: "8 years!"

Though the elder Duhamel was in-the-know about his son's separation, the singer's parents were unaware of the tragic news when reached by Radar. According to the "Glamorous" songstress, she heard rumors suggesting that they are trying for another baby. They are from two very different worlds and they want different things.

The couple revealed today that they separated privately a few months ago but will "always be united".

Sending our best wishes to Fergie, Josh and family during this tricky time.

"She's definitely more evolved than I am, and more patient", he said. "They're both kind, nice, good people". "It didn't come from my belly, but it came from my soul". Fergie touched down in Rio that day when she held up her left hand to show she ditched her wedding band for four of her own that spelled out F-E-R-G. Because there's no doubt this divorce will give Fergie a lot of "inspiration" to write a lot of new songs.

Vanessa Coleman