Josh Duhamel Details Co-Parenting Relationship With "Amazing" Ex Fergie

Four years after Fergie and Josh Duhamel finalized their divorce, the actor—who shares 10-year-old son Axl with the Black Eyed Peas alum—reflected on how they get along as co-parents.

By Elyse Dupre Sep 15, 2023 2:51 PMTags
Watch: See Fergie's Tribute to Her and Josh Duhamel’s Son Axl

Co-parenting may not always be glamorous, but Fergie and Josh Duhamel know how to do it well.

In fact, the Las Vegas actor recently heaped praise on the Black Eyed Peas alum—with whom he shares 10-year-old son Axl—for the warmth she's shown his wife Audra Mari.

"Fergie is an amazing woman. She really is," Josh—who split from Fergie in 2017 before finalizing their divorce two years later—said on an episode of SiriusXM's The Jess Cagle Show shared Sept. 14. "And she's taken Audra in. And it could be much worse. That's the thing is you never know how these things are gonna go." 

Fans got a glimpse into just how well things are going after Fergie congratulated her ex and his wife on their announcement earlier this week that they're expecting their first child together—with the "Glamorous" artist writing on Instagram, "I am truly happy for you guys. Axl can't wait to be a big brother."

Josh seemed to appreciate Fergie's well-wishes too and expressed how much he values their dynamic.

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"Because she's such a kindhearted person—she really, truly is—she only has love for Audra and is excited as—I can't believe how excited she is for us," the Transformers star continued. "Like I said, it could be a lot worse. And I've seen it. I've lived it. And thankfully we have a really civil situation."

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And when it comes to fatherhood, Josh—who tied the knot with Audra in 2022—is ready to get it started all over again.

"Jumping back in at this ripe old age, Jess," the 50-year-old shared. "I'm doing it, and I cannot wait. To me, that's what it's about. I'm meant to be a dad. There's nothing I enjoy more than to watch my boy—I have a 10-year-old who's the best thing I ever did. And so, I get to do this again and hopefully again after that. And yeah, we're very excited. Axl's gonna be a great older brother. Audra's gonna be a great mother. Very blessed."

To see some of his and Fergie's photos with Axl from over the years, keep reading.

Family Photo

Fergie and Josh Duhamel snapped a photo with son Axl Jack Duhamel while attending a Pandora Summer Crush event in Los Angeles in 2016.

Red Carpet Moment

Axl joined mom Fergie—born Stacy Ann Ferguson—for another public outing in 2017, stepping out at a SiriusXM Studios event in New York.


Fergie and Axl snapped a selfie at a pirate party when he was 4 years old.

Play Ball

Fergie and Josh took their son to the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Boston Red Sox in 2016.


Josh wished his son a happy 6th birthday in 2019, writing, "Never a dull moment with this kid. Happy Birthday, Axl Jack!"

Adventure Awaits

The All My Children actor added an outdoorsy photo to the birthday tribute, showing the pair making a splash during a lake trip.

Three Generations

Axl bonded with his grandfather Jon Patrick Ferguson in July 2020, when Fergie wrote, "Happy 73rd birthday dad!! We love you so much."


Out of This World

"Happy 7th Birthday #AxlJack," the musician wrote in 2020. "You are my world."

Birthday Boy

Her birthday post to her son also unveiled a sweet snap of him flashing a smile during a boat outing. 


"I am so grateful to be your mommy Axl Jack," the "Big Girls Don't Cry" singer captioned this photo of their Burberry matching moment in May 2023.

Ready to Rumble

Josh and Axl get silly at the red carpet premiere of The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part in 2019.

All Grown Up

Fergie marked Axl's 10th birthday in August 2023 with a series of photos of her boy, including this silly shot.

Just Vibes

"To my caring, funny, outgoing, loving, smart, talkative, creative super hero enthusiast," she wrote in her birthday tribute. "Happy 10th birthday punky!!! I love you Axl Jack."

Keep on Truckin'

The father-son duo had some fun at the Monster Jam Celebrity Event in 2018.

The Whole Team

Axl is also a big sports fan, as seen in photos with friends sporting Cristiano Ronaldo's jersey.

Funny Faces

Proving to be a big soccer lover, Axl repped a Manchester United jersey in another shot.