Josh Duhamel ”just wants happiness” in 2018.
The 45-year-old actor had a tough year last year when splitting with his wife Fergie – with whom he has four-year-old son Axl – in February after eight years of marriage, and made the news public in September.
And the star doesn’t want to have a stressful year again this year, as he’s looking to fill the next 12 months with ”peace, love and freedom.”
He told People magazine: ”I’m just always continuing to find – creatively to be free. Maybe freedom is the wrong word considering what happened in 2017. It’s really about me being able to continue growing as an artist, continuing to be a great dad. I just want happiness.”
It comes after Josh’s tough year forced the ‘Safe Haven’ actor to splash out on a secret cabin retreat so he could ”relax” in the wake of his split from the ‘Fergalicious’ hitmaker.
He previously said: ”I just walked in and I felt relaxed. I felt like this was a place where I can come in and just land every day. It has this beautiful view. It’s up on this hill, it’s got a beautiful pool in the back, it’s got enough yard to put a little chipping area, putting area in eventually. Great barbecue. It just feels relaxing, you know, and I have been unsettled now since February, so I am excited to just get some place and just have my stuff and just relax a little bit.”
Josh and Fergie announced their split in September, stating at the time that they had split several months beforehand.
They said in a statement: ”With absolute love and respect, we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year.
”To give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public. We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family.”