Fergie and Josh Duhamel split

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

The 'You Already Know' singer and the 44-year-old actor have revealed they went their separate ways earlier this year, but kept the news private for some time in order to "adjust" to the situation.

And the pair - who started dating in September 2004 and married in January 2009 - have vowed to remain "united" to support their four-year-old son Axl.

They said in a statement: "With absolute love and respect, we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year.

"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 former couple haven't been seen together for some time, so it is unclear when they split, but they did celebrate their wedding anniversary together in January.

At the time, the 'Transformers' actor shared a family photo on Instagram and wrote: "8 years!! Love you babe (sic)"

The news comes less than a week after Fergie, 42, laughed off speculation she and Josh were expecting their second child together.

She said: "I've heard so many rumors about all of that. I have no idea what's in the future."

Instead, the singer is focused on the release of her upcoming solo album, 'Double Dutchess', and admitted making the record has felt like she is "birthing" another child.

She said: "I just turned all my videos in yesterday to everybody.

"It's like I'm birthing a different kind of baby. I feel like I'm birthing this thing out. It didn't come from my belly, but it came from my soul."

Fergie's mother stunned by split news

Fergie's mother was stunned to learn the singer has split from her husband Josh Duhamel.

The former couple - who have four-year-old son Axl together - announced on Thursday that they had separated earlier this year after eight years of marriage, and the news didn't only come as a shock to their fans as their family were also left stunned by the announcement.

Fergie's mom, Terri Jackson, told RadarOnline.com: "What? This is the first I'm hearing of this. I don't get it."

Just a week ago, Fergie and Josh threw a birthday party for their son, and Terri insists there was no signs of their marital difficulties.

She said: "I was there. They seemed happy."

And Terri believes the 'Where is the Love' singer didn't tell her about the sad news because "she didn't want to break my heart."

While the 42-year-old singer and the 'Transformers' star didn't give a reason for their split in their statement, Terri thinks having to spend large amounts of time apart due to their working commitments was a big factor.

She said "I know they work a lot. I knew they were never together because they are both travelling a lot. This is crazy."

And Fergie's stepfather Steven had been kept equally in the dark.

He said: "I didn't know about it."

The former Black Eyed Peas star and the 44-year-old actor revealed in a statement they had split with "love and respect".

They said: "With absolute love and respect, we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year.

"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 former couple haven't been seen together for some time, so it is unclear when they split, but they did celebrate their wedding anniversary together in January.

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