Josh Duhamel was spotted out surprisingly following news of his split from the spouse of eight years Fergie — and he was perceptibly not wearing his wedding band.
The on-screen character, 44, went out for a stroll through a climbing trail in Brentwood, Calif., on Thursday, wearing a blue cap, dark shirt and pants.
“With supreme love and regard we chose to separate as a couple not long ago,” the couple said in a joint proclamation to PEOPLE. “To give our family the best chance to alter, we needed to keep this a private issue before offering it to the general population. We are and will dependably be joined in our help of each other and our family.”
Duhamel and Fergie, who wedded in Malibu in January 2009, share a 4-year-old child, Axl.
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The match’s disparities at last assumed a part in their division.
“Individuals near them won’t be shocked this finished,” a source beforehand told PEOPLE. “A major factor is a manner by which diverse Fergie and Josh are,” the source includes. “Initially, it was what pulled them to each other and made them so enjoyable to be around.”
At last, their lives “were heading in two separate ways and [they] are frequently separated due to work,” included the source.
In any case, the couple will dependably be fortified for their child.
The split “has been bound to happen. All things considered, they both are fixated on [their 4-year-old son] Axl and love being guardians,” the source finished up.