Former Black Eyed Peas star Fergie and her son, Axl Duhamel, are two peas in a pod. Fergie shares Axl with her ex-husband, Josh Duhamel, whom she split from in 2017. Since then, the two have been successfully coparenting their child, and Axl has been Fergie’s go-to date for nights out and red carpet appearances.
Duhamel — who announced he is expecting his first child with wife Audra Mari on Sept. 11 — opened up about his an Fergie’s coparenting relationship in an appearance on “The Jess Cagle Show” several days later. “Thankfully Fergie’s an amazing woman, she really is,” he said. “She’s taken Audra in. It could be much worse.” He went on to praise Fergie’s willingness to blend their families. “That’s the thing, you never know how these things are going to go. But because she’s such a kind-hearted person, she really, truly is, she only has love for Audra,” he added. “I can’t believe how excited she is for us. It could be a lot worse. I’ve seen it. I’ve lived it. And thankfully we have a really civil situation.”
Duhamel originally revealed the news about Mari’s pregnancy in an Instagram post, and Fergie immediately showed her support. “I am truly happy for you guys🥰🥰,” she wrote in the comments. “Axl can’t wait to be a big brother.”
Axl is named after Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses, and in a 2013 interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Fergie explained that the name came to her in a dream she had while pregnant. “I had this dream and I was in the audience at this festival. It was outdoors and it was all grimy and nobody knew who I was,” she said. “On stage singing was Jim Morrison and then came Bob Marley and then Axl Rose. I was in heaven in this dream and I’m dancing and just getting into the music. It was really beautiful . . . and I woke Josh [Duhamel] up and I said, ‘Honey, honey, honey, he kicked me. He finally kicked me.'”
Axl seems to be just as stylish and adventurous as his famous parents, which you can see on their Instagrams. Ahead, check out some of the cutest photos Fergie and Josh have shared of their little man and get to know him better.