Forty-two-year-old singer Fergie and 44-year-old actor Josh Duhamel announced Thursday that they're separating after eight years of marriage, PEOPLE reports. The couple actually split up earlier this year, but they've only now decided to share the news with the public.
“With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year,” they said in a statement. “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.”
The pair met in 2004 on the set of Josh's show, Las Vegas, according to USA Today. They married on Jan. 10, 2009, and welcomed their son Axl in 2013.
In a 2012 interview with Oprah, Fergie called Duhamel her soulmate and partner in crime. But Josh might've hinted at trouble when he told Us Weekly in April, "A relationship starts one way, even when you get married, and it goes through a whole evolution. Ups and downs and back up."
Just like that another Hollywood love dies. Not to sound bleak, but I'm really starting to doubt that any celeb couple will make it out of 2017 unscathed.