Josh Duhamel and his wife, Audra Mari, have shared the exciting news that they are expecting their first child together. Mari took to Instagram to make the announcement, posting a heartwarming image of herself holding an ultrasound. Alongside the picture, she wrote, “Baby Duhamel coming soon.” The couple’s family and friends were quick to express their well wishes, including Duhamel’s ex-wife, Fergie, who eagerly commented, “I am truly happy for you guys. Axl can’t wait to be a big brother.”
A Year of Bliss
This news comes exactly a year after Josh Duhamel and Audra Mari tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Fargo, North Dakota, Mari’s hometown. The couple, both natives of North Dakota, have been celebrating their first wedding anniversary. Duhamel took to Instagram to share a photo of them beaming with joy and expressed his love, writing, “Happy year 1 my love. You are just the best. I love you so much.” Mari reciprocated the sentiment, posting a photo from their wedding ceremony on her Instagram account and writing, “Happy First Anniversary sweet man. Oh how I prayed for you.”
Josh Duhamel and Audra Mari’s love story began in October 2019 when they were first romantically linked. Just nine months later, the couple got engaged and wasted no time in planning their dream wedding. Duhamel’s proposal was nothing short of magical, as he surprised Mari by hiding a message-in-a-bottle along the beach, in which he asked her to marry him. The actor shared the heartwarming moment on Instagram, captioning it, “It’s on!! She found a message in a bottle that washed ashore and said YES!!”
While this will be Audra Mari’s first child, Josh Duhamel is already a proud father to his 10-year-old son, Axl. Axl is from Duhamel’s previous marriage to singer Fergie. The couple tied the knot in 2009 after five years of dating and welcomed their son in August 2013. However, after four years of marriage, they decided to go their separate ways. In a joint statement to Us Weekly, they expressed their intention to keep the matter private and stated, “We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family.”
A Co-Parenting Relationship
Despite their divorce, Josh Duhamel and Fergie have maintained a strong co-parenting relationship for the sake of their son. Duhamel revealed in an interview with Fatherly that Fergie had set ground rules regarding their son’s involvement in his dating life. She insisted that Axl should not meet anyone he was dating until they had been in a relationship for a specific duration. Duhamel respected her wishes, ensuring that Axl did not meet any of his romantic partners until the allotted time had passed. This demonstrate Duhamel and Fergie’s commitment to putting their son’s needs first and maintaining a harmonious co-parenting dynamic.
A Promising Future
As Josh Duhamel and Audra Mari embark on the journey of parenthood together, their love and commitment to each other are evident. The couple’s announcement of their pregnancy has been met with overwhelming joy and excitement from their loved ones. With a strong foundation of love and shared values, it is clear that Duhamel and Mari are ready to welcome their new addition with open arms. This chapter in their lives is a testament to the power of love and the ability to find happiness after difficult times. The future is bright for this growing family, and they undoubtedly have a lifetime of precious moments ahead of them.