Everyone Fergie Has Dated, From Mario Lopez to Josh Duhamel
Ever since they split in 2017, Fergie and Josh Duhamel have been coparenting their son, Axl, and generally seem to have a positive relationship. The pair first met in 2004 and welcomed Axl in 2013, but they announced their separation in 2017 and finalized their divorce two years later.
Since splitting from Duhamel, Fergie has seemingly remained single and seems to be focusing most of her energy on parenting Axl. She's continued to perform, of course, joining Jack Harlow at the 2022 MTV VMAs for a star-studded performance of his song "First Class." Additionally, she also warmly celebrated Duhamel and his relationship with wife Audra Mari when they revealed in September that they're expecting their first child. "I am truly happy for you guys," Fergie commented on their social media post about the news. "Axl can't wait to be a big brother."
Prior to Duhamel, Fergie was linked to two other famous stars. Hint: one of them is a singer, and the other is a TV host. Ahead, keep reading for a look at Fergie's former flames.
Fergie briefly dated the host in 1984 when they starred together in the hit TV series "Kids Incorporated." While they were only kids at the time, Lopez told People in 2009 that Fergie was actually his first kiss. "It's a true story. I'm very proud of my first kiss. She says there was no tongue!" he revealed. "I wrote her a note and, as she likes to point out, I was very smooth at 10 because I bought her perfume. I think the gesture was pretty good for a kid."
Even though their childhood romance eventually came to an end, Lopez and Fergie have remained friends. "I'm happy to say Stacy has stayed just as sweet as when we were kids," he added in the interview. "I'm happy for all of her success. She deserves it." Lopez has since gone on to marry Courtney Mazza, and they have two kids together: daughter Gia and son Dominic.
Before he was married to Jessica Biel and even before he dated Britney Spears, Timberlake dated Fergie in 1997. Fergie previously told Australia's Courier Mail (via Us Weekly), "He was 16 and I was 23. It was before he got real heavy with Britney." She also opened up about the relationship in a 2006 interview with Cosmopolitan. "One of my good friends was dating J.C. Chasez, and so we'd all hang out with *NSYNC. Justin and I would go out together and have fun and make out," she said. "We went to Hawaii together, but we were never serious. He was Mr. Right Now."
In 2017, during an appearance on "Watch What Happens Live," Fergie downplayed the relationship even further. "It wasn't all that serious. Am I allowed to pass on this?" she said when asked about their fling. "Pass. Plead the fifth."
The couple first hit it off after meeting on the set of Duhamel's show "Las Vegas" in 2004, per E! The Black Eyed Peas made a guest appearance, and the first words that came out of Duhamel's mouth when he met Fergie were, "You're hot." "It sounds corny when you say it, but I think she knew I was sort of saying it tongue-in-cheek because she had already known that I had a little bit of a crush on her while she was there, and it was sort of a way of saying something she already knew," he explained to E! in 2014.
The two went on to date and eventually tied the knot in January 2009. They renewed their vows the following year, and in August 2013, they welcomed their first child, son Axl Jack. Things then took a turn in September 2017 when the pair announced their separation after eight years of marriage. At the time, Fergie and Duhamel released a statement to People saying, "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."
Since then, they seem to have been successfully coparenting Axl. In an October 2023 interview on the podcast "In Depth With Graham Bensinger," Duhamel opened up a bit further about their breakup, saying fame had something to do with it. "I don't think I ever really got comfortable with all of it," he said, referring to the pressures of Hollywood. "I just missed the simplicity of who I really am, you know? I'm just not a guy who is comfortable going to red carpets. Doing all the Hollywood stuff."
Still, he said, he and Fergie are on good terms. "I made peace with that part of my life. She and I have a great relationship," he said. "There wasn't anything wrong with it. We had a great time. I think we kind of outgrew each other and had very different interests. I've got no hard feelings for it. I truly don't. I'm very lucky that she's a kind human."
Duhamel tied the knot with Audra Mari in September 2022, per People, and the pair are expecting their first child.