Fergie & Josh Duhamel Separate After 8 Years of Marriage

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Relativity Media
Josh Duhamel and Fergie at The Terrace At Hollywood & Highland on Feb. 5, 2013 in Hollywood, Calif.  

"We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family."

Fergie and actor Josh Duhamel are separating after eight years of marriage. 

The couple shares a 4-year-old son, Axl Jack, and from the sound of it things are amicable. 

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