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Josh Duhamel: I Proposed to Audra Mari ‘Last Minute’

Josh Duhamel and Audra Marie
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The staunch time. Josh Duhamel knew the explicit moment that he wished to indicate to fiancée Audra Mari, nonetheless his shock proposal left him without one crucial item.

“I ideal construct of determined last minute that used to be how I needed to realize it,” Duhamel, 46, exclusively instructed Us Weekly whereas talking about his proposal on Tuesday, January 25. “I didn’t hang the leisure planned. I didn’t hang a ring yet. I was esteem, ‘OK, you gonna attain this this present day. Recently’s the day.’ And that’s ideal the method all of it roughly came about.”

Though the Transformers huge title used to be on vacation in the Florida Keys with Mari, 28, he serene wished to pop the ask in a “ravishing” method and settled on sending the inclined competition queen a literal message in a bottle. “I coordinated with [the concierge] there to get particular bottle used to be floating as a lot as shore as we hang been walking obtainable,” Duhamel recalled whereas promoting his Heluva Correct! Dips partnership.

Josh Duhamel and Audra Marie
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The All My Kids alum announced his engagement on January 8, writing by ability of Instagram: “It’s on!! She learned a message in a bottle that washed ashore and mentioned YES!! @audramari.” In the listing accompanying the post, the couple are keeping a message reading “Audra Diane Mari, will you marry me?” as a lot as the digicam.

The couple hang been dating since 2019. Duhamel used to be previously married to Fergie from 2009 to 2019, with whom he shares son Axl, 8. Despite the ruin up, the Las Vegas alum and Fergie, 46, hang been dedicated co-other folks, and he or she even congratulated her ex on the engagement by ability of Instagram.

While the proposal used to be a spur-of-the-moment decision, Duhamel instructed Us that he knew that the television host used to be “The One” early on in their relationship.

“Unfortunately, we hang been dating from the space for a whereas, or it doubtlessly would’ve came a pair of lot earlier,” the Lifestyles As We Know It actor explained, to Us including that Mari “moved from LA” succor to her location of beginning of Fargo, North Dakota, firstly of the coronavirus pandemic. “We hang been appropriate for every and each other, and we ideal made it work.”

Duhamel also eminent that the inclined swimsuit model will be the “appropriate” match for a likely stepmother, as she and Axl hang a acquire bond. “He is awfully brooding about [our engagement]. That used to be a edifying segment of it. They obtain along fantastic. It’s been lawful,” he mentioned.

Above all else, the North Dakota native is centered on being a supportive father and a “lawful fair model” for Axl. “I favor to get particular I’m making him obtain obtainable and attain issues, making particular that he knows he’s safe and acquire nonetheless also can creep out and rob dangers,” he mentioned. “I also favor to be a lawful fair model for him. On story of he is watching very closely.”

To boot to atmosphere a lawful example, Duhamel published that Axl considers him to be a “frigid dad.” The Fancy, Simon actor will obtain an lend a hand in impressing his son sooner than the Trim Bowl due to the Heluva Correct! Dips Sideline Snacker. He described the invention as a “minute robot” that makes particular the total snacks and drinks are readily on hand for the advantageous sport, so football fans aren’t compelled to fade the couch.

“[Axl], he’s in any admire times lawful, [but] he’s enraged on story of when he comes home this present day, there’s this minute machine known as the Sideline Snacker” there, he continued. “This component will actually on the topic of you, elevate you the snacks, chilly beer, whatever you wish. In issue that’s mostly what he is brooding about [right now].”

Followers can enter to catch a Sideline Snacker of their very possess from January 27 till February 4, ideal in time for the Trim Bowl on February 13.

Reporting by Christina Garibaldi

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