Josh Duhamel and Fergie were together for more than a decade, which made their separation announcement last year even more shocking. The couple, who are parents to 4-year-old son Axl, first started dating in 2004 and eventually tied the knot during a traditional Catholic ceremony in Malibu, CA, in 2009. With all the sweet moments they have shared together over the years, it’s almost hard to imagine them with other people. But before falling for the former Black Eyed Peas star, Josh was actually going to marry someone else!
While the actor has never spoken publicly about the romance, he was previously in a long-term relationship with model Kristy Pierce. They were engaged in 2004, but reportedly called it off a month before the wedding. Even though he was with someone else at the time, it seems like he was always secretly fawning over Fergie. He actually admitted to having a “naughty dream” about the singer before they officially started dating in September 2004.
Since his split from Fergie last year, Josh has a new woman in his life. The 45-year-old actor is reportedly dating actress Eiza González. According to Us Weekly, he met the 28-year-old at a party after Jennifer Lopez‘s pre-Super Bowl concert in Minneapolis. After partying together, Josh reached out to a mutual friend for her number and the two have been “FaceTiming and texting nonstop.” Even though they’ve been keeping their relationship “on the down-low,” Josh has been gushing that “he’s never met anyone like her before.”