'I'm careful about hanging out with people who have my - and our - best interests at heart,' said the actor who feels lucky to have that kind of friends.
Josh Duhamel is taking measures to ensure he has a solid circle of friends - because he knows he'll need support when he and wife Stacy Ferguson aka Fergie start a family. The actor married the Black Eyed Peas singer last year and the couple is hoping to have children in the near future.
And Duhamel is already thinking like a cautious family man - he wants to get rid of anyone in his life who will "use" his loved ones for personal gain. He tells Britain's Cosmopolitan, "Maybe it's because of who I'm with, or what I do, but I'm careful about hanging out with people who have my - and our - best interests at heart; people who really care about me and my wife, and are not using me to help them in any way. I have some people like that in my life, and they have never been more important to me than right now."
"We're hoping to start a family soon, so you also have to think about who's going to have your wife's back, and who's going to be good with the kids. These sorts of things come into play. I think as you get older, you start to appreciate what real friendship is and how rare it can be. One thing that's been important for me to make sure in the transition from young, immature man into adulthood is that my friends have my back."