As Fergie's #1 single goes, big girls don't cry. Of adultery allegations involving actor husband Josh Duhamel and a stripper, a pal tells Us, "Fergie says nothing is wrong. Every time I ask her how married life is, she says, 'Awesome!'" Adds another in the latest issue of Us Weekly (on newsstands now), "Josh told her it didn't happen, and she believes him."
Yet a lawyer for the same Atlanta exotic dancer who claims she had a one-night stand with Duhamel has passed a lie-detector test and is in possession of racy texts from the Transformers star that corroborate the affair, Us Weekly reports.
Attorney Romin Alavi tells Us that his client, Nicole Forrester — a 34-year-old mother of two — didn't seek out the the National Enquirer (which offered her $20,000 for the story) in hopes of a payday.
"Josh bragged about what happened on the set of his movie [Life As We Know It], and someone called the Enquirer with the tip,” Alavi tells Us Weekly. "The Enquirer then came to Nicole."
The new Us Weekly also reports how various women across the country have now come forth to claim their own dubious sexcapades with Duhamel, 37.
During San Francisco's JV on Wild 94.9 radio show on Oct. 30, a woman named Serena called in to say that while the then-engaged actor was filming the Transformers sequel at a New Mexico Air Force base in 2008, he slept with her best friend who was stationed there.
"She also said she knew two other people whom he hooked up with," the program's producer, Jon Manuel, tells Us Weekly.
Duhamel's lawyer vehemently denies all the claims, and Fergie seems to be standing by his side … for now.
"We know the story is bulls–t," Taboo, her Black Eyed Peas bandmate, tells Us Weekly. "When you're as famous as Fergie and Josh, people are going to say stuff."
For more on Duhamel's alleged fling – including how he is "annoyed" at how she parties "too hard," how their long-distance work has caused "strain" in their 10-month marriage and whether friends think they'll weather this latest stripper scandal – pick up the new issue of Us Weekly today!