Josh Duhamel Defends Fergie Over National Anthem Performance Gone Wrong

Josh Duhamel is coming out swinging for his ex, Fergie.

The actor sat down with Ellen DeGeneres on Friday and defended his estranged wife, who came under fire for her national anthem performance at the NBA All-Star Game last week. The performance left people on social media scratching their heads.

“I think that she would probably admit that it was not her best work,” he confessed. “But the girl’s crazy talented, she really is. And she’s an amazing woman, an amazing human being.”

“It’s hard to see someone you care about get beat up like that,” he added. “But that’s the business — you’re in this business, and you put yourself out there; sometimes you win, and sometimes you don’t. Trust me, she’s fine. She is about as resilient as they come.”

Duhamel and Fergie announced their separation back in September.