A leaked video from tomorrow’s episode of ‘Live! With Kelly and Michael’ shows Josh Duhamel announcing he and wife, Fergie are having a baby boy. In the video, co-host Michael Strahan dangles a pink and blue onesie in front of the ‘Transformers’ star, during a game called ‘Du or Don’t Part II: Baby Edition.”
Duhamel makes the crowd wait with anticipated breath until he snatches the blue onesie, sending the audience into excited screams. In February the ‘Fergielicious’ singer and Duhamel had announced Fergie was expecting. It became a game of mums the word, until Duhamel arrived on the set of the ‘Live! With Kelly and Michael’ show.
This announcement comes days after Fergie stated she will officially change her name from Stacy Ann Ferguson to Fergie Duhamel. Duhamel shares his wife and he wanted to be sure the family was cohesive on one surname. Guessing that was a hit to the Jolie-Pitt crew?
Doting daddy Duhamel shares, “I can’t imagine having a kid and then not being able to be there — that would just drive me crazy. My head would be at home with Mom and baby. We want to work it out so that we can be together; whether I am working, they can come with [me] or if she is working I can go with them. I can’t see myself ever wanting to be away from my wife and kid.”
The couple seem stronger more than ever these past several months. It seems Duhamel has committed himself strongly to proving himself to Fergie after reports surfaced late last year of the Hollywood star’s affair with a stripper. Fergie had sat down with Oprah to discuss the pain of the infidelity, “It was difficult. When you go through difficult times it really makes you stronger as a unit. As a partnership. It does for us, anyway. Our love today is a deeper love.”
Her humbling admission was a respected and admirable choice. She decided to stick by her husband’s side and showed a tangible need to make it work. This is a refreshing change in Hollywood, where infidelity becomes media gold. The couple handled it quietly, bravely and seemingly have moved beyond that painful reminder. Fergie states, “We deal with it, we communicate; communicating’s the most important thing.”
Duhamel has grown from his wife’s enduring love. The couple have been together nine years, a bond Duhamel did not want to sever over a bad choice, “We’ve both had to work for what we got. We’re both Catholic. There were a lot of things that were really compatible between us,” the actor says. “But at the end of the day, she’s just an amazing girl.”
Duhamel is currently filming ‘Strings’ a movie based around a counselor who works with a drug-addicted DJ and his estranged father. The movie is slated for release sometime in 2014. Fans are anxiously waiting for Fergie to get back into a studio for a suggested solo album. Her last creation was ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ with ‘The Black Eyed Peas.’ The singing sensation may be placing a further wait on getting back into the ‘sing of things’, as she and Duhamel have both announced wanting to be home with their baby and take some time between their respective careers to build their family.