Stacy Ann Ferguson popularly known as Fergie is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She picked up the name Fergie after joining the entertainment industry following in the steps of her father and grandfather who bore the same nickname. She was born on March 27, 1995, in Hacienda Heights, California USA to parents Theresa Ann and Jon Patrick Ferguson who are of mixed ethnicity (Irish, Scottish, English, and Mexican) She has just one sister; Dana Ferguson and is a Christian by the Roman Catholic standards. Fergie attended Mesa Robles Middle School and Glen A Wilson High school.
There is a popular saying that describes teachers’ children as some of the most intelligent people in the world, Fergie’s record in school actually made the saying a fact. She amazed the world with her intelligence and excellence right from her school days, she was one of the best in class, at cheerleading, girls scout, and was a spelling bee champion, not neglecting the fact that she was a straight-A student.
Fergie started her pursuit in the entertainment industry when she went to study dancing and acting. She further moved into the cartoon world by voicing for Sally, in It’s FlashBeagle, Charlie Brown in 1984 and Snoopy’s Getting Married, Charlie Brown (1985), she voiced Madagascar: Escape 2Africa, Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard and Marmaduke. She was also a member of the trio Wild Orchid with Stefanie Ridel and fellow Kids Incorporated star, Renee Sandstrom.
After what seemed like a long search, the group got a music publishing deal with Sony publishing which soon saw them sign a record contract with RCA Records in 1994. They went on to release a first album which was quite successful, followed by a second which was a complete failure. By the third album, their record label was fed up and refused to release it which prompted Fergie to leave the group in search of better options in 2001.
The blonde bombshell as she has often been described, soon found a home with the Black eyed peas who were, at the time, looking to fill the void created by the departure of their background singer Kim Hill. Her merge with the group was very good, it revived their style much to their fan’s surprise and so, Fergie was made a permanent member. The songs and albums she released with them got good success, topping charts and becoming fan favorites in many countries.
By 2006, Fergie was ready to blow minds as a solo artist. She recorded and released her debut solo album, The Dutchess in 2006 with the lead single London Bridge topping the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks. Her subsequent singles like Big Girls Don’t Cry equally made waves topping the charts of ten countries. She began work on her second studio album in 2013 and kept releasing one single at a time from the album until it was finally released in September 2017.
She has continued to be successful as a solo artist and also as a member of the Black Eyed Peas who performed at Grammy awards in January 2010 and later released a remix of the song. the group won the billboard music award in 2011. Fergie is so socially active that she has over 1.6 million Facebook followers, over 4.4 million Instagram followers, and more than 4.2 million Twitter followers.
Fergie’s Net Worth
With so many investments under her belt in addition to the successful sales of her two albums and the many others from the Black Eyed Peas and Wild Orchid, it is obvious that Fergie is driven by success. She ventured into acting and has some film credits to her name which further amassed more wealth to her already large fortune.
In 2010 and in collaboration with Avon, the star launched her first line of fragrances which she called Outspoken. It sold really well with good reviews and since then, she has released three others which have seen her net worth rise to the tune of $45 million.
She is a lover of cars and currently drives H2 Hummer and she also has a passion for playing football and dancing.
At a young age and while she was still a member of the Wild Orchid, Fergie became addicted to crystal methamphetamine, a drug which in the opinion of many, gave her the boost she needed to face a crowd. But for whatever reason she began taking it, stopping became impossible and soon the effect of the drug began to slow down her creativity. But after she left the group, she worked hard at quitting and eventually had to resort to hypnotherapy which calmed her down enough to help her quit.
Years later in an interview, Fergie admitted that her addiction to crystal meth was one of the major reasons why she quit the Wild Orchid group.
Family Members – Who is Fergie’s Husband?
Fergie’s parents were both teachers by occupation and raised both their kids in the holiest Catholic principles until the kids grew up and chose to find their own faith.
The talented star was once married to actor Josh Duhamel who she met when the Black Eyed Peas filmed a cameo for an episode of Duhamel’s show Las Vegas. She dated him for five years before they finally got engaged in 2007 and married in 2009. The ceremony was held according to Catholic doctrines.
In May that same year, Fergie came out as bisexual on the front page of Sun magazine. Many thought this would be the end of her new marriage, but the couple stayed strong with each other until September 2017 when they announced that they were separated. Apparently, they were not going as strong as the front they put up.
Their union was blessed with a son who they named Axl Jack and he was born in 2013. Fergie lived with her family in Brentwood California.
Age, Height and Other Facts
Birth Name: Stacy Ann Ferguson
Date of Birth: March 27, 1995
Birth Place: Hacienda Heights, California USA
Birth Sign: Gemini
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, and Actress
Height: 5 ft 3inches
Weight: 57 kg
Marital Status: Divorced
Spouse: Josh Duhamel (2009)
Children: 1 (Axl Jack)
Net Worth: $45 million.