In an emotional interview, singer Fergie revealed that she “wanted to stay married forever” to her now-ex Josh Duhamel.

FERGIE WANTED TO “STAY MARRIED FOREVER”

The couple, who share a four-year-old son Axl, announced their split last month. She squirmed on The Wendy Williams Show when discussing the breakup and teared up. “It wasn’t my plan,” the singer said of the split. “I wanted to stay married forever… I love Josh, he’s the father of my child, we forever have that project together and we’re doing the best we can.”

Fergie, 42, and Duhamel, 44, had been together for 13 years, married for eight, prior to the breakup. They released a joint statement last month, which read, “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.”

They had not been seen in public for quite a while before the announcement was made, with their last photo shared taken in January. They both had made social media posts to celebrate their eighth wedding anniversary

8 years!! Love you babe.

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happy 8th anniversary to my bae 💋💋

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“You made me cry, like two minutes in, you’re getting me tearing up,” Fergie said to Williams on her show to ease the tension. The singer is currently promoting her latest album Double Dutchess, which was released in late September. “There was a lot of emotional stuff that I needed to clean out from inside me. I really opened my heart on this album. I’m not holding anything back,” the singer has said of the new album.