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Josh Duhamel got candid about the real reason he and his ex-wife, Fergie, split.
“There wasn’t anything wrong with [our relationship],” the “Shotgun Wedding” star explained on “In Depth With Graham Bensinger” Wednesday.
“We had a great time. I think we kind of outgrew each other and had very different interests.”
Duhamel — who was married to the “London Bridge” singer for eight years before calling it quits in 2017 — added that he struggled to “handle” the spotlight when they were together.
“I don’t think I ever really got comfortable with all of it,” he continued.
“I’m just not a guy who is comfortable going to red carpets. Doing all the Hollywood stuff.”
6“There wasn’t anything wrong with [our relationship],” he said on Wednesday’s episode of “In Depth With Graham Bensinger.”(Credit too long, see caption)6“I think we kind of outgrew each other and had very different interests,” the actor continued.AP
At a point in their relationship, the “Transformers” star, 50, recalled “missing the simplicity” of who he was and attempted to persuade the former Black Eyed Peas songstress to move to his home state of North Dakota.
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But he realized that the life he wanted in the Midwest wasn’t right for Fergie, 48, who was born and raised in Southern California.
“I’ve got no hard feelings for it. I truly don’t,” he said.
“I’m very lucky that she’s a kind human.”
6Duhamel and Fergie tied the knot in 2009 and called it quits eight years later.K Mazur/TCA 2008/WireImage.com6The former couple share custody of their 10-year-old son, Axl. GC Images
Since their divorce was finalized in 2019, Duhamel and Fergie have been able to maintain an amicable co-parenting relationship for their 10-year-old son, Axl.
The “Buddy Games” star also returned to his roots by moving back to North Dakota, where he purchased a lake house.
“Having this place out here almost helps my career because I can get back to being who I really am,” Duhamel said.
6The “Transformers” star married 29-year-old Audra Mari in September 2022.Instagram/audramari
He also found love a second time with his wife, Audra Mari, 29, whom he wed in September 2022, after three years of dating.
The two native North Dakotans announced they were expecting their first child together with a sweet Instagram post last month.
“Baby Duhamel coming soon 🤍,” Mari captioned a snap of an ultrasound.
6Last month, the duo revealed they are expecting their first baby together.Getty Images
The couple’s baby news also garnered support from the “My Humps” singer as she expressed her well wishes.
“I am truly happy for you guys🥰🥰 Axl can’t wait to be a big brother,” she commented on the post.
As for Fergie’s love life, she hasn’t been spotted publically dating anyone since her breakup with Duhamel.