Fergie asked for some privacy following her split from husband Josh Duhamel, but the duchess is holding court and fielding questions about the breakup.

“Honestly, it was just getting a little weird for us with all the romantic questions,” the singer told People.

“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 added. “There’s no perfect time, so we just decided to do it.”

The Black Eyed Peas singer and the Transformers star announced last week that they had separated after eight years of marriage.

“With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year,” they said in a joint statement. “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 reformed party girl and Midwest-bred actor had been an item for 13 years and welcomed son Axl in August 2013.

Meanwhile, Fergie is focusing on the release of her long-gestating sophomore solo album, Double Dutchess, which features their son on the track Enchanté (Carine).

For those expecting morsels about her troubled marriage on the solo record, Fergie told the Aussie Herald Sun that its revelatory songs are actually about “a lot of relationships in my life, and not all romantic ones.”

Double Dutchess was released on Sept 22. – Los Angeles Times/Tribune News Service/Nardine Saad


Singer Fergie performing at the Rio Music Festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, on Sept 16.