Fergie ''feels really good'' that the news of her divorce is out in the open now.

The 'Big Girls Don't Cry' hitmaker is relieved that her and her estranged husband Josh Duhamel have announced that they have gone their separate ways as it has allowed her to ''just exhale''.

Speaking to E! News, she said: ''I'm doing great. Things right now are just finally being released - a lot of things. And it feels really good to just exhale, release it all into the world with love and keep it moving.''

Meanwhile, the 42-year-old singer previously admitted she still has ''so much love'' for Josh.

She shared: ''We're great friends, Josh and I, there's so much love that we have for each other. We really like each other, we have fun with each other. We're just not a romantic couple anymore.

''But we are still Axl's parents through and through, and our families - each other's families, the cousins, my nieces and nephews - it's all the same. So that's the only thing that's changed.''

And Fergie insists there's ''no need'' for negativity following their split as the most important thing now is the happiness of their four-year-old son Axl.

Asked if the wellbeing of their son was their top priority, she said: ''Absolutely. It's just been all love in our family. Our families are families together and that cannot change. That is Axl's family, the cousins, I mean, all of mine, the Duhamels and the Kempers and everybody that I've fallen in love with, they're a family.''