Read the statement.

“Life goes on with or without you. It’s up to you what you’re gonna do.”

It’s official: love is dead. Fergie and Josh Duhamel have separated after eight years of marriage, People reports. The couple share four-year-old son Axl.

“With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year,” the couple said in a joint statement. “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.”

In January of this year, Fergie and Duhamel posted photos on Instagram to celebrate their 8-year anniversary.

Fergie’s forthcoming album, Double Dutchess, drops next Friday (September 22).

8 years!! Love you babe.

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happy 8th anniversary to my bae ??

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