“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,” the statement said.
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Fergie went on to say after the statement was released that it was due time to make the announcement publicly.
"We're great friends, we love each other so much, and it just got to the point where it was getting a little weird," she told People. "There's no perfect time, so we just decided to do it. We just wanted to get adjusted in private."
The couple are parents to one son, 5-year-old Axl Jack.