Singer-actress Hilary Duff and her athlete husband Mike Comrie have reportedly ended their marriage of three years.
The couple was married in August 2010 in Santa Barbara, Calif., and gave birth to a son in March 2012. The duo was photographed together just few days back, before the announcement of their split, at a Los Angeles park with their son, Luca Cruz.
According to a representative of Duff's, the two have agreed to “an amicable separation.” “They remain best friends and will continue to be in each other’s lives. They are dedicated to loving and parenting their amazing son, and ask for privacy at this time,” added the representative.
“Mike and I are sitting here, we are so appreciative for all of your kindness & well wishes. Not an easy day but we’re getting thru it together,” Duff wrote on her Twitter account.
Duff, 26, first came to the spotlight as a Disney star on the TV series “Lizzie McGuire.” She later went on to star in films, record music and even write books. Comrie, 33, a former NHL player, retired in 2012 due to hip injury.
Although the two seemed happy recently, there were reports in September that the couple was going through some struggles in their personal life. The reports stated that the two had allegedly started attending therapy to save their troubled marriage.
A source told the People magazine, “There was no major incident – no big event between the two of them. They really did drift apart. They have put effort and thought into this decision for a long time. They tried couples therapy, but in the end, they realized at this time, they work better as friends. And they really are great friends.”
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