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Fergie in June 2018
Stacy Ann Ferguson

(1975-03-27) March 27, 1975 (age 46)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
  • actress
  • television host
  • fashion designer
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)Josh Duhamel (m. 2009–2019) «start: (2009)–end+1: (2020)»"Marriage: Josh Duhamel to Fergie" Location: (linkback:
Musical career
  • Vocals
Associated actsWild Orchid, The Black Eyed Peas

Fergie Duhamel[a] (born Stacy Ann Ferguson; March 27, 1975)[1] is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, television host, and former dancer. She is a former member of the kids' TV series Kids Incorporated, and the girl group Wild Orchid. Ferguson was also a co-host of the TV series Great Pretenders. She was also in the movie Nine. She was a vocalist for the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas and is a solo artist. She released her debut solo album, The Dutchess, in 2006. Her second solo album, Double Dutchess, was released in 2017 through her own label, Dutchess.

She has achieved three number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100: "London Bridge", "Glamorous", and "Big Girls Don't Cry".

Early life

Ferguson was born in Hacienda Heights, California. She is the daughter of devout Roman Catholic school teachers Theresa Ann (née Gore) and Jon Patrick Ferguson.[2][3] Her ancestry includes Irish, Scottish, English, Mexican (from a great-grandmother) and Native American.[4][5][6][7] She was raised Roman Catholic. She attended Mesa Robles Middle School and Glen A. Wilson High School.[8] She was a cheerleader, straight-A student and spelling bee champion,[8] as well as a Girl Scout.[9]

Her great-great-great-grandfather John Ribton was the Archdeacon of Achonry.[10] Her great-great-granduncle John Ellard Gore was an astronomer.[10]

Singing career

She has a contralto vocal range.

In 2018, at the NBA All-Star Game, Fergie sang a jazz/swing version of "The Star-Spangled Banner". Critics panned her performance, but she apologized and claimed she was trying a new style.[11]

Personal life

On January 10, 2009, she married actor Josh Duhamel. Fergie and Duhamel are both Catholic. Their son, Axl Jack Duhamel, was born on August 29, 2013.[12] In 2017, Fergie announced that she and Duhamel were divorcing.[13]

In May 2009, Fergie told The Sun that she is bisexual.[14] In 2017, Fergie left the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas to focus on her solo career.[15]



  1. /ˌdəˈmɛl/, pronounced də-MEL


  1. "Stacy Ferguson - Biography". Internet Movie Database. 
  2. "Interview with Stacy Ferguson". 
  3. Mosley, Charles, ed. (1999). Burke's Peerage and Baronetage. 1 (106th ed.). Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd. pp. 113. 
  4. Philby, Charlotte (April 21, 2007). "Fergie Singer, age 32". The Independent. [dead link]
  5. "Exclusive: Fergie Breaks Down Her Latina Roots". Latina. 2008-04-10. 
  6. "Fergie: Hot or not?". Houston Chronicle: 5. April 22, 2010. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  7. "Fergie". OK!. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Give Peas A Chance Article". Blender. 
  9. "Lindsay Lohan Digs Fergie's Handbags". Entertainment Tonight. 2007-11-13. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 Mosley, Charles, ed. (1999). Burke's Peerage and Baronetage. 1 (106th ed.). Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd. pp. 112. 
  11. Gibbs, Adrienne (in en). Fergie Apologizes For Terrible National Anthem During All-Star Game. Retrieved 2018-02-25. 
  12. (in en-US) Fergie Explains Axl Jack's Name, Says Son Is Josh Duhamel's Mini Me. 2013-11-20. Retrieved 2018-02-25. 
  13. (in en-US) Fergie and Josh Duhamel Split: What Went Wrong?. 2017-09-20. Retrieved 2018-02-25. 
  14. "The Sun". 
  15. Fresh, Mikey. "Fergie Takes A Break From Black Eyed Peas To Focus On Solo Career". Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group. 

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