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 announce the pregnancy, posting a heartwarming image of herself holding an ultrasound. The couple couldn’t contain their happiness as they embark on this new chapter of their lives.
Duhamel’s ex-wife, Fergie, also expressed her well wishes for the expectant parents. Commenting on Mari’s Instagram post, she wrote, “I am truly happy for you guys. Axl can’t wait to be a big brother.” Despite their past, it is heartwarming to see the support and positivity between them as they navigate co-parenting their 10-year-old son, Axl.
This joyous announcement comes just a year after Duhamel and Mari tied the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony in Fargo, North Dakota, Mari’s hometown, and also Duhamel’s place of origin. The couple took to social media to commemorate their first wedding anniversary, sharing their love and appreciation for each other. Duhamel posted a sweet photo of the couple on his Instagram Story, captioned with, “Happy year 1 my love. You are just the best. I love you so much.” Mari shared a heartfelt image from their wedding ceremony on her Instagram, expressing, “Happy First Anniversary sweet man. Oh how I prayed for you.”
Duhamel and Mari’s journey towards marriage started when they got engaged just nine months before their wedding day. The “Transformers” star decided to surprise Mari with a unique proposal. During a romantic beach walk, Duhamel placed a message-in-a-bottle on the sand, with a note asking if she would marry him. Excitedly, he shared the moment on Instagram, writing, “She found a message in a bottle that washed ashore and said YES!!” This special memory created the foundation for their future as a married couple.
While this is Mari’s first child, Duhamel had previously welcomed a son, Axl Jack, with Fergie. The former couple, who had been together for five years, got married in 2009 and welcomed their son in August 2013. However, after four years of marriage, they chose to separate amicably for the well-being of their family. In a joint statement to Us Weekly, they expressed their commitment to support each other and their son.
Despite their separation, Duhamel and Fergie have prioritized maintaining a healthy co-parenting relationship for the sake of their son. They even established some ground rules regarding Duhamel’s dating life before his marriage to Mari. Duhamel shared in an interview with Fatherly that Fergie insisted on waiting for a specific period before introducing Axl to anyone he was dating. This respectful approach ensured stability and consistency for their child.
Now, with the anticipation of their first child together, Duhamel and Mari are embarking on an exciting journey as a growing family. The love and support they have received from their loved ones, like Fergie, exemplify the harmonious environment they are creating for their children. As they embrace this new chapter, their dedication to their family’s happiness and well-being remains unwavering.
Josh Duhamel and Audra Mari’s announcement of their first child together brings forth feelings of joy and happiness. Their journey as a couple has had its ups and downs, but their commitment to their family’s well-being shines through. As they look towards the future, the love and support they have from each other and their co-parenting relationship with Fergie demonstrate the importance of unity and respect. The arrival of their child will undoubtedly bring even more love and happiness into their lives, creating cherished memories for years to come.