Fergie took a break from music because she was "burnt out" and wanted to start a family.
The 41-year-old former Black Eyed Pea brought out her first solo album, ‘The Duchess’ in 2006, and ten years later she is on the cusp of releasing its follow up, ‘Double Duchess’.
Speaking to Paper magazine the ‘M.I.L.F.$’ hitmaker revealed that she needed to take some timeout from music to focus on domesticity with her husband Josh Duhamel.
Fergie explained: "My husband and I wanted to start a family — it’s crazy going from city to city like that, and to be honest, I was really burnt out. It was like peeling back layers from an onion.
"It was relearning how to live. I’m living with my husband for the first time as a couple, and all of a sudden I’m not living out of travel bags — that took a while, because it always felt like I was about to leave at any second. I was like, ‘No, I can actually have drawers that look like drawers.’ It’s such a weird thing to explain to people, but it was just my reality."
The couple have a son together, three-year-old Axl Jack Duhamel, and now Fergie feels she is ready to get back into the music game as a result of her husaband’s encouragement.
She said: ""My husband was really the one who encouraged me.
"He said, ‘It’s who you are, and I want to see you onstage again.’"
Fergie finally feels like she got the balance of being a mother and wife, alongside being a pop star just right.
She said: "The person I’ve worked so hard to become in my career, my destiny to be an entertainer, was matching up with my destiny to have a family and be a mom."