Fergie and Josh Duhamel split after 8 years of marriage

Gibson Johns, AOL.com

Fergie and Josh Duhamel have called it quits after eight years of marriage.

The couple, who share 4-year-old son Axl, released a joint statement to People on Thursday announcing their surprising split.

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"With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year," they said. “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 couple's last official public appearance together came all the way back in August of 2016 at the premiere of the movie "Spaceman."

More to come.

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