Stacy Ann Ferguson, popularly known as Fergie, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She took the name Fergie after entering the entertainment industry, following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather, who shared the same nickname. She was born on March 27, 1995, in Hacienda Heights, California, USA, as the daughter of parents Theresa Ann and Jon Patrick Ferguson, of mixed ethnicity (Irish, Scottish, English, and Mexican). She has only one sister, Dana Ferguson, and is a Christian by 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, and Fergie’s record at school made the saying a fact. Even in her school days, she amazed the world with her intelligence and excellence, she was a top student in her class, a cheerleader, a scout, and a champion speller, without neglecting the fact that she was a straight-A student.
Fergie began her career in the entertainment industry when she studied dance and acting. She further entered the animated film world by singing for Sally, in Its FlashBeagle, Charlie Brown (1984) and Snoopy’s Getting Married, Charlie Brown (1985) she sang 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 her colleague Renee Sandstrom, the star of Kids Incorporated.
After a seemingly long search, the group was awarded a music publishing contract with Sony Publishing, and soon after they signed a record deal with RCA Records in 1994. They then released a first album, which was quite successful, followed by a second one, which was a complete failure. With the third album, the record company got fed up and refused to release it, causing Fergie to leave the group in 2001 in search of better opportunities.
The blonde sexpot, as she was often described, soon found a home with the Black-eyed peas, who at the time were trying to fill the void created by the departure of their background singer Kim Hill. Her fusion with the group was very good, she revived her style much to the surprise of her fans, and so Fergie was made a permanent member. The songs and albums she released with them became a great success, stormed the charts, and became the favorites of the fans in many countries.
In 2006 Fergie was ready to heat up the spirits as a solo artist. She recorded her debut solo album The Dutchess and released it in 2006 with the lead single London Bridge, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks. Her subsequent singles such as Big Girls Don’t Cry also made waves and topped the charts in ten countries. In 2013, she began work on her second studio album, releasing one single after another until the album was finally released in September 2017.
She 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. In 2011 the group won the Billboard Music Award. Fergie is so socially active that she has over 1.6 million Facebook followers, over 4.4 million on Instagram followers, and over 4.2 million Twitter followers.
Fergie’s Net Worth
With so many investments in addition to the successful sales of her two albums and the many others by Black Eyed Peas and Wild Orchid, it is obvious that Fergie is driven by success. She ventured into acting and got some movie loans which added to her already large fortune.
In 2010, the star launched her first fragrance line in collaboration with Avon, which she called Outspoken. It sold very well and received good reviews. Since then, she has released three more, increasing her fortune to $45 million.
She is a car lover and currently drives the H2 Hummer, and she also has a passion for soccer and dancing.
At a young age, when she was still a member of the Wild Orchid, Fergie became addicted to crystal methamphetamine, a drug that many believed gave her the boost she needed to face a crowd. But for whatever reason she started taking it, stopping became impossible, and soon the drug’s effects began to curb her creativity. But after she left the group, she worked hard to stop and eventually had to resort to hypnotherapy, which calmed her down enough to stop.
Years later, Fergie admitted in an interview that her dependence on crystal meth was one of the main reasons she left the wild orchid group.
Family Members – Who is Fergie’s Husband?
Fergie’s parents were both teachers by profession and raised their two children according to the most sacred Catholic principles until the children grew up and decided to find their own faith.
The talented star was once married to actor Josh Duhamel, whom she met when the Black Eyed Peas made a short appearance for an episode of Duhamel’s show Las Vegas. She was with him for five years before they got engaged in 2007 and married in 2009. The ceremony was held according to Catholic teachings.
In May of the same year, Fergie appeared as a bisexual on the cover of Sun Magazine. Many thought this would mean the end of their new marriage, but the couple remained strongly connected until September 2017, when they announced that they would separate. Apparently they were not as strong as the front they had built.
Their union was blessed with a son named Axl Jack, who 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.