A bub taking their first steps is a milestone every parent looks forward to. 

Former The Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie experienced this special moment last week, when her 11-month old son Axl took his first steps in Los Angeles.

The mum-of-one revealed to Us Weekly “He had his first steps on August 12th. I was shocked! He climbed up the stairs and he climbed back down”

“I was helping him back down”, she continued, “and he got up the stairs and he [stretched out his arms] and came to me! It was exhilarating! I just thought, ‘Did my son just walk?'”

Unfortunately her husband, actor Josh Duhamel, missed the momentous occasion with Fergie explaining “He was at work. I felt so bad! But you know, we’re both working parents so each of us are going to get different gifts.”

The couple married in 2009 and make a special effort to spend one-on-one time together.

“We’ll have a date night and we’ll say goodbye to Axl and we’ll go on a date [and] we don’t decide where we’re going out to dinner,” the singer revealed. 

“We’ll just kind of drive around, maybe we’ll go have a drink at some new place…see whatever piques our curiosity. Sometimes we’ll go to a dive bar, we’ll play darts … whatever is of the moment!”

The couple is due to celebrate Axl’s first birthday later this month and Josh has already started reading to his little one, posting on Instagram:

It’s never too early to read to your kids. @jumpstartkids#readfortherecord

Image- Instagram (@joshduhamel)
Image- Instagram (@joshduhamel)

When did your bub take their first steps? Were both parents there to see the milestone?

Main image courtesy of Instagram
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  • Our middle child we videoed his first steps!


  • It is interesting to watch the children reach their milestones.


  • I’m bad, I don’t think I can remember first steps.


  • Unfortunately with both our girls my husband my husband missed out.


  • I’d hate to miss bubs first steps but sometimes you can’t always be there for every milestone.


  • I was the only one to see my kids milestones, their dad was always working and I found this with grandkids too


  • First steps would have been around 11 months if I recall correctly.


  • Both of us missed the first steps, because we were working, but the kids grand-parents caught it on film as they were baby-sitting both of them at the time.


  • I totally agree that it’s never too early to read to a baby.


  • Our kids walked early and sadly their dad always missed out due to work


  • Baby’s first steps are so exciting & something parents never forget


  • He is just like his dad very cute


  • OMG where did the time go? It seemed like only recently that this gorgeous little bub was born and he’s taking his first steps already!


  • Such a lovely story – thanks


  • I look forward to seeing my little man take his first steps too!


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