Belfast Telegraph

Duhamel: Axl has discovered candy

Josh Duhamel says his 22-month-old son Axl has “discovered candy”, but he and wife Fergie are trying their best only to let him have it on special occasions.

The 42-year-old actor is father to the 22-month-old with wife Fergie. And in a new interview, Josh has revealed the tot has recently developed something of a sweet tooth.

“[He’s] discovered candy, which we’re hoping to stay off as long as possible,” Josh told

Health-conscious Josh and Fergie are trying their utmost to ration how many sweet treats they allow their child to have.

Josh added while they are attempting only to give Axl candy on “special occasions”, it is harder to do so when their relatives are in town.

“When my sister and my friends are in town and they see him, that’s the first thing they do to try to win his favour,” Josh said.

Axl is growing up fast, and Josh admits he struggles to keep up with his son’s daily developments.

He says the little boy is picking things up at a tremendous pace.

“Every day there seems to be something,” Josh said. “He’s been counting and singing his ABCs.”

One of Axl’s latest developments is that he is starting to understand the difference between teething toys and action toys.

And as he does so, Axl furthers his bond with his father.

“He’s just passed the phase where he’s chewing on toys and now he’s starting to realise, ‘This one is this and this one is this’,” Josh noted.

Axl is still too little to understand just what it is his parents do for a living. And Josh’s latest project, voicing video game character High Volt in the upcoming Skylanders SuperChargers, is sure to baffle the little boy.

“It’s really going to blow his mind,” he said. “That’s some magic that I don’t ever have to explain to him, it’s just that dad knows how to do magic and that’s where we’ll leave it.”

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