Josh Duhamel Says ‘All the Hollywood Stuff’ Was a Factor in His Marriage to Fergie Ending

Josh Duhamel (L) and actress/singer Fergie
Josh Duhamel and Fergie.Photograph:

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Josh Duhamel admits that he has “made peace” with the the explanation why his marriage to Fergie ended. 

In a brand new interview shared on Wednesday with the In Depth With Graham Bensinger podcast, the Transformers star, 50, mirrored on his previous marriage to the previous Black Eyed Peas singer, 48. 

In accordance with Duhamel, an enormous issue within the cut up got here right down to their distinction in existence. 

“I don’t suppose I ever actually bought comfy with all of it,” he mentioned, referring to how intense Hollywood may be. “I simply missed the simplicity of who I actually am, you understand?”

“I’m simply not a man who’s comfy going to crimson carpets. Doing all of the Hollywood stuff,” the Life as We Know It actor added.

Josh Duhamel, Fergie, and their son, Axel Jack Duhamel attend Pandora Summer Crush in 2016
Josh Duhamel, Fergie and Axel Jack Duhamel in 2016.

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Fergie filed for divorce from Duhamel in 2019 after eight years of marriage. They share one youngster collectively, son Axl, 10.  Duhamel tied the knot with Audra Mari, 29, in Fargo, North Dakota, in September 2022. The couple is at present anticipating their first youngster collectively

“I made peace with that a part of my life. She and I’ve a terrific relationship,” he informed Bensinger. “There wasn’t something mistaken with it. We had a good time. I believe we form of outgrew one another and had very totally different pursuits.”

“I’ve bought no laborious emotions for it. I actually don’t,” Duhamel continued. “I’m very fortunate that she’s a form human.”

Whereas including that though he’s had success in Hollywood, it took him a very long time to really feel like he “slot in.”

“Hollywood and L.A. and that complete life-style can suck the soul out of you in case you’re not cautious,” Duhamel added. 

The Secure Haven star revealed how his experiences in his previous marriage are a drastic change from his current one. 

“That’s why Audra’s so nice for me. We’re each hardcore North Dakotans,” he shared after revealing that his lake home is a spot the place he “can get again to being who I actually am.”

Audra Mari (L) and Josh Duhamel attend the grand opening of Sphere on September 29, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Audra Mari and Josh Duhamel in Las Vegas on September 29, 2023.

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“We each love lake life,” he mentioned of Mari. 

Mari joined her husband and Bensinger for a portion of the interview and the couple mentioned they wish to proceed rising their household.

Whereas jokingly referring to Duhamel’s sister beforehand stating that the Shotgun Wedding ceremony actor “at all times needed to have eight or 9 children,” Mari expanded on the concept.

“I’ll say, the age factor does not usually come into dialog, but it surely undoubtedly does when talking of getting infants,” the previous Miss World America magnificence queen added. “I actually do imagine he would have 5 extra children if he was even 40 proper now. It is in all probability true. We’ll undoubtedly have just a few although. Hopefully, God keen.”

Josh Duhamel and son Axl attend the partnership celebration between TOMS and Oceana in 2016
Josh Duhamel and son Axl in 2016.

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That is the hope,” Duhamel mentioned. 

They shared their child announcement in September in a joint Instagram put up.

The proud father has additionally brazenly mentioned his co-parenting relationship with Fergie on a number of events.

“[We] needed to be a optimistic instance for Axl,” Duhamel mentioned in Wednesday’s interview. “We simply each needed the identical factor — and that’s to create a straightforward place for him that isn’t awkward, or uncomfortable or strain stuffed.”

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