Man, we were really rooting for Fergie and Josh Duhamel—their insane hotness alone was enough to make them one of our favorite celebrity couples. But, alas, just eight months after celebrating their eighth wedding anniversary, the pair is calling it quits.
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The couple released a statement to People yesterday, confirming the separation:
“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.”
No word yet on what caused the surprise breakup—Josh recently talked about the couple’s cozy date nights and romantic weekend getaways and the pair moved past the cheating rumors that plagued them in 2009. Fergie is dropping her DOUBLE DUTCHESS: Seeing Double album on September 22, so we will be listening very carefully for clues.
In the meantime, while we wipe the tears from our eyes, here’s a look back at the two in happier times.