Fergie and Josh Duhamel Separate After 8 Years of Marriage

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We are devastated as another power couple are separating. But a wise songstress once said;

 I’ve got to get a move on with my life
It’s time to be a big girl now
And big girls don’t cry.

Fergie and Josh Duhamel confirmed to PEOPLE exclusively that they are going their separate ways after eight years of marriage.

The couple — who share a 4-year-old son, Axl — have been honest over the years about the joys and challenges of parenting together.

“With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year,” the couple said in a joint 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.”

Earlier this year the couple, individually, shared posts on Instagram celebrating their eight years of marriage. They were gushing about each other and their love.

8 years!! Love you babe.

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But you know they say a relationship is never as great as it appears on social media. And the couple haven’t been spotted together in public recently.

happy 8th anniversary to my bae ????????

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