Not only is Fergie looking forward to a new addition to her family, but it seems like the Black Eyed Peas are secretly looking for a new addition to their family too!

According to PerezHilton.com, the Black Eyed Peas are coming out of retirement and have secretly been auditioning female singers for the group. What?! BEP without Fergie? Not sure if you remember, but the Black Eyed Peas didn't have a female singer when they started out. Fergie didn't join BEP till leaving the all-girl group Wild Orchid in 2001 after the Peas had already released two albums. The rest is history.

She did come out publicly and say that she plans to take the next few years to herself — to raise her child and maybe another solo album.  BEP ain't got time fo dat! They are moving on to their next chapter and looking for a female singer.

Don't worry BEP fans, there is no love lost, or blood spilled. Fergie will be let back in the group when she is ready. No word on when the new girl will be announced. We will keep you up to date, but whoever the new girl is, she better be as good - or better then Fergie!

Looks like she has some HUGE shoes to fill.

[perezhilton]