March 29, 2023 10:51 pm

Josh Duhamel has a budding athlete on his hands.

More than the weekend, the Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! actor, 50, had 9-year-old son Axl, whom he shares with ex Fergie, in tow as he participated in the second annual charity flag football tournament hosted by RX3, the customer development equity firm co-founded by NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

“Does my son play sports? He’s beginning to get into it ultimately. I did not assume he was ever going to get into it, but he seriously loves basketball now,” Duhamel exclusively tells Folks.

“He likes to throw the football about with me a tiny bit. I attempt not to be overbearing with him in sports, but I attempt to let him obtain it rather than me push it on him,” he continues.

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Josh Duhamel.

“It really is taken him a lengthy time and it really is in fact been a tiny bit frustrating, ’cause I was pondering he was going to be like me, but he’s obtaining there. He likes it.”

Duhamel is hoping that Axl will get some fantastic life lessons from exploring diverse sports, noting, “I just assume sports are great for youngsters.”

“Appear, he’s not going to be a pro athlete, but it really is great for him to discover how to win, how to drop, how to be a teammate, how to function towards a thing. I assume that sports are [full of] a lot of fantastic lessons.”

Following the actor’s engagement to Audra Mari, whom he wed final fall, a supply told Folks at the time that the actor “desires much more youngsters and normally has so they most likely will have youngsters sooner than later.”

“He’s not shy about it, but he’s felt this way because Axl was pretty young,” added the insider of Duhamel. “He loves getting a father.”

Final year, a supply close to Mari told Folks that the former Miss Planet America would “adore to have youngsters with Josh” and was “obtaining to know” Axl.

“Josh spends a lot of time with his son,” stated the supply at the time, adding that he is “pretty protective of Axl” and it “took a although ahead of Audra met him.”

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