Play Ball! Josh Duhamel and Son Axl Enjoy a Dodgers Game Together in Matching Baseball Caps
Josh Duhamel and his only child Axl, 5 next week, enjoyed a father-son outing at Dodger Stadium Wednesday night — complete with a stuffed-hot-dog friend
Like father, like son!
Wearing a white tee while his son opted for a blue-and-gray, jersey-style Dodgers shirt, Duhamel, 45, posed with Axl and a stuffed hot dog bearing the Dodgers logo and a tiny stuffed baseball cap.
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The Transformers star has long been vocal about his ambition to get Axl into the all-American sport. In February, he admitted to Ellen DeGeneres on her daytime talk show that he had even resorted to a little sugar-laced bribery.
“Anybody who has kids understands they have no idea what baseball even is or what they’re supposed to do, so I put M&Ms on each base,” Duhamel recalled. “And I set up the tee and I have him hit the ball, and he gets to go to first base if he gets the ball past me.”
“And every time he gets there, he gets an M&M,” explained the Las Vegas alum. “So I don’t know if I’m going to have a kid with diabetes by the time he’s 7 years old, but he’s gonna learn how to play baseball.”
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In September, Duhamel and wife of eight years Fergie exclusively revealed to PEOPLE that they had split — but since then, both stars have been candid about their dedication to putting their son first.
“I love Josh,” said the singer, 43, in October. “We’re making it work. We’re both working full time right now. We are just making it happen. We’ve got Axl and we’re just working parents.”
In January, Duhamel told PEOPLE he’s looking forward to “peace, love and freedom” in 2018. “It’s really about me being able to continue growing as an artist, continuing to be a great dad,” he said, adding, “I just want happiness.”