"The good thing is we don’t lose each other as parents," the 42-year-old mother of one explained. "All of our cousins are still cousins. Everything basically is staying the same, except we’re not a romantic couple … We're making it work."
The Black Eyed Peas singer struck up her relationship with the 44-year-old Transformers star in 2004, when she and her band appeared in a cameo on his TV series Las Vegas. The pair got engaged in 2007 and tied the knot in 2009.
"With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year. To give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public," the statement explained. "We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family."
The couple actually called it quits in February, just one month after celebrating their eighth wedding anniversary.
"We're great friends, Josh and I, there's so much love that we have for each other," Fergie explained. "We really like each other, we have fun with each other. We're just not a romantic couple anymore. But we are still Axl's parents through and through… So that's the only thing that's changed."