It was a family affair on "Oprah's Next Chapter" on Sunday night, as Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie and her actor husband Josh Duhamel sat down with Oprah Winfrey to talk about sex, drugs, rock and roll, and babies!
The Queen of Talk got very personal during her sit-down at the singer's Solvang, California, vineyard, touching on Fergie's bisexuality, her past drug addiction, and Duhamel's alleged 2009 fling with a stripper. But perhaps the most surprising part of the interview was a first-hand look at the couple's deep, spiritual connection.
Here are five things Fergie and Josh Duhamel told Oprah:
They have a lot in commonWhile Duhamel said he had a crush on Fergie ever since he first saw her in the Black Eyed Peas video "Hey Mama," it wasn't until she made a cameo on his TV series "Las Vegas" that the sparks started flying.
"Obviously I love to watch her perform, and I love all the music, and I was attracted to her initially because of...how sexy she was and the hotness," Duhamel said, "but we haven't been together for nine years because of that. It's because ... we grew up in very similar ways, you know? My mother was a teacher. Both of her parents were teachers. We've both had to work for what we got. We're both Catholic. There were a lot of things that were really compatible between us."
Interestingly, Fergie admitted to once saying that Duhamel wasn't her type, saying she was used to dating bad boys with tattoos, not clean-cut athletic guys from North Dakota.
Speaking of types...Of Fergie's past sexual experimentation with women, she told Oprah she considers herself to be "sexually open, a free spirit."
"I never dated women," she said. "It was more fun and just kittenish. I think a lot of women experience this sort of thing in college. I never went to college, but tour was kind of like college."
Fergie paved her own road to recovery"Who comes off of crystal meth and walks into the Peas?" Oprah asked.
Fergie does. The singer dished that after talking to God, she was able to quit her year-long drug addiction to ecstasy and crystal meth. Soon after, she pitched her singing services to Peas frontman Will.i.am and became a bona fide rock star in the process.
Of her working relationship with Will, she said, "He's my work husband. So, yeah, we go through stuff. It's not always saccharin filled. Sometimes creatively we disagree, and I'm a strong woman, and I'm going to say so."
Fergie and Josh communicate -- a lotOf her husband's tabloid scandal with an Atlanta stripper just nine months into their marriage, Fergie said, "When you go through difficult times, it really makes you stronger as a unit, as a partnership. It does for us, anyway. Our love today is a deeper love. We're stronger today definitely because of anything difficult that's happened with us. We deal with it, we communicate. Communicating's the most important thing."
Duhamel said a part of him is grateful for the scandal. (He has denied ever cheating on Fergie, although he did admit to visiting an Atlanta strip club in 2009.)
"Now, I'm actually happy that all that happened, because we wouldn't be as strong as we are now," he said. "As much anger as a carried about it before, I'm actually thankful that it did happen, because in a lot of ways, it made me straighten my ass out."
Fergie said, "Our marriage today -- I couldn't ask for anything more."
Babies are in their futureAs for kids, the couple plans to have a few. Or two.
"We negotiated that early on," Fergie said. "Two is our number."
While she said Josh initially said he wanted five kids -- a football team -- Fergie talked him down to two. No baby news yet, but Fergie said, "We're having a lot of fun trying!"
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