Audra Mari Engaged To Josh Duhamel After 2 Years of Dating | Their Relationship History And Age Difference

By Sandy
Published on January 10, 2022, Updated on January 10, 2022

Audra Mari Engaged To Josh Duhamel After 2 Years of Dating | Their Relationship History And Age Difference. Photo credit: Instagram/audramari

Audra Mari and Josh Duhamel are on their way to “I do.” The two recently got engaged over the weekend with a special message in a bottle. 

Josh Duhamel’s soon-to-be wife, Audra Mari, is a former beauty pageant contestant and swimsuit model. She was crowned Miss World America in 2016 and represented the United States at the Miss World pageant, where she finished in 6th place.

Born January 8, 1994, Audra also was a runner-up in the Miss Teen USA and Miss USA pageants, representing her native state – North Dakota. She is also a TV host, leading the online video series Backroads with Audra Mari in July 2021.

In January 2022, former Miss World America Audra Mari is back in the headlines after the recent announcement of her engagement to Transformers star Josh Duhamel. The lovebirds, who have been dating for over two years, are excited about their upcoming wedding.

Their fans have been celebrating their engagement and are keen to know the timeline of their first meeting, and how they met.

How Did Audra Mari Meet Josh Duhamel?

According to ET Canada, Audra and her boyfriend-turned-fiance, Josh, met through mutual friends. A source close to the couple told the outlet:

“Josh and Audra met through mutual friends and get along really well. The two have a great time together and are on the same page about what they want their future to be.”

Audra Mari and Josh Duhamel relationship

Audra Mari and Josh Duhamel confirmed their relationship with a kiss in 2019. Photo credit: pagesix.com

They made their relationship public in May 2019. Soon after, Josh announced that he and his then-wife, Fergie, had filed for a divorce.

Audra Mari and Josh Duhamel are Engaged

Since making their relationship public, Audra Mari and her soon-to-be husband, Josh Duhamel, have often kept their relationship private. In fact, the two doesn’t even post about each other on their social media. It seems the pair likes to keep their romance away from the media.

However, Josh couldn’t stop himself from sharing the exciting news of his engagement with Audra on social media.

Audra Mari engaged to Josh Duhamel

Audra Mari is engaged to Josh Duhamel. Photo credit: Instagram/audramari

On his fiancee’s 28th birthday, Jan. 8, the All My Children alum shared a photo of himself and his wife-to-be at sunset by the beach. The newly engaged couple have giant smiles as they hold up a piece of paper that reads:

“Audra Diane Mari, Will you marry me?”

In the caption, the Safe Haven actor confirmed that Audra accepted the proposal. He wrote:

“It’s on!! She found a message in a bottle that washed ashore and said YES!! @audramari.”

Audra and Josh haven’t spilled any details about their wedding plans. But they’ll likely get married soon.

Congratulations to the couple for their engagement!

Audra Mari and Josh Duhamel Have a Huge Age Gap

The former pageant queen is 21-year younger than her husband-to-be. Their huge age difference has raised some eyebrows, but the Transformers actor previously said he wanted a younger partner to expand his family.

Audra Mari with her now-fiance, Josh Duhamel

Audra Mari is 21-year younger than her now-fiance, Josh Duhamel. Photo credit: static.onecms.io

On a December 2018 episode of Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast, Josh told:

“I want to have more kids in the next few years. So it’s more about finding someone young enough to have kids. It’s not as if I’m out there just trying to f—-k anything, that’s really not who I am. I’m trying to find a girl that I can be with and have a family with, you know?”

Age can’t be a boundary when the two hearts are connected, right?

Audra Mari Fiance Has a Son from His Previous Marriage

Audra will not only be the next Mrs. Duhamel, but she will also be a stepmother. While she doesn’t have any children of her own, her fiance, Josh, has an eight-year-old son, Axl Jack, with his ex-wife, Stacy Ferguson.

Audra Mari's fiance, Josh Duhamel's son Axl Jack

Josh Duhamel has a son, Axl, from his previous marriage to Fergie. Photo credit: Instagram/joshduhamel

The former couple, who started dating in 2014, exchanged wedding vows in Malibu in January 2009. They filed for divorce in May 2019, two years after announcing their separation in September 2017. Their divorce was finalized in November 2019.

Josh Duhamel and his ex-wife, Fergie

Josh Duhamel and his ex-wife, Fergie, filed for divorce in May 2019. Photo credit: yournextshoes.com

The Black Eyed Peas singer congratulated her ex-husband in the comments section of his post, where he announced his engagement with Audra. The singer wrote: “Congrats!!!,” followed by six green heart emojis.

(References from usmagazine.com, etcanada.com)