Fergie appears to have the support of those close to her in the aftermath of her widely criticized national anthem performance.
The singer’s ex-husband, Josh Duhamel, was photographed carrying a bouquet of roses to her Los Angeles-area home on Monday — a day after her eccentric rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the NBA All-Star Game was met with derision.
Duhamel was not seen physically giving the flowers to the longtime Black Eyed Peas vocalist, but he was accompanied by their 4-year-old son, Axl.
The actor also cryptically posted an endearing quote from Axl to Instagram on Monday evening amid the backlash toward Fergie.
“Love is so strong. Love cannot be broken. Love is so strong nobody can break it not even Hulk,” the quote by the 4-year-old reads.
Duhamel, 45, and Fergie, 42, divorced in 2017 after eight years of marriage.
Fergie’s performance of the anthem was met by a series of jokes and memes on social media. Roseanne Barr, who gave an infamous rendition of the song before a San Diego Padres game in 1990, even tweeted that she believed her performance was “better” than Fergie’s.
Fergie responded to the widespread reaction to her performance on Monday.
“I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA,” the singer said in a statement.
“I’m a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn’t strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best.”