Just a few months ago, Fergie was boasting about her hubby in an interview with us before her performance at the North Dakota State Fair. Sadly, the couple has announced their separation. 

Josh Duhamel is one of North Dakota's most beloved people. He is always proud of his North Dakota roots and his wife, Fergie, has been equally kind and generous towards the people of our state.

The couple announced via People that they are calling it quits after 8 years of marriage. The following is an excerpt from People.com from Duhamel and Fergie:

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.

We're not crying, YOU'RE CRYING! The statement says "earlier this year." Does this mean the couple could have called it quits before our interview with Fergie back in July? If they were separated, you never would have guessed by the way she talked about her husband. Check out the interview below.

The couple have 4-year-old Axl together. We truly believe Duhamel and Fergie will remain great parents and friends with each other. The couple does ask for privacy during this time.

[People.com]