It seems like Hilary Duff's marriage won't last through 2014, because according to TMZ the 26-year old and her husband Mike Comrie, 33, have decided to separate. But whether the split is temporary or permanent still remains to be seen.
However, based on the couple's public statement, it looks like they've already made up their minds. "[We] have mutually decided to an amicable separation," they said. "[We] remain best friends and will continue to be in each other's lives." Which sounds like the kiss of death if you know anything about Hollywood couples and the public statements they have to make.
In addition, Duff took to her Twitter account to thank all of her supporters and those who have wised the couple well. "Mike and I are sitting here," she wrote. "We are so appreciative for all of your kindness and well wishes. Not an easy day, but we're getting thru it together."
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
— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) January 10, 2014
The "Lizzie McGuire" actress and Comrie--who's an ex-professional hockey player--met in 2007 in Idaho. In a 2010 interview with People magazine, Duff said it was complete serendipity that the two met. "We were all on the same plane and it was kind of, I guess, maybe a bit of a fluke," she said. "It [was] one of those things where we were all in a group [and] we spent the weekend all hanging out."
Plus, Duff says it was their shared sense of humor that attracted the couple to each other, and that she considered Comrie a cut above the rest, in terms of his generous nature and overall demeanor. "I've never met anyone who can say a bad word about him," she noted. "He's generous, caring and sunny. We just laugh our heads off."
She also told People that she hates dating, which is why she got married in the first place. "I'm the worst dater. I haven't really dated. I've been lucky enough to meet great people," she said. We wish the couple the best in whatever their future plans are.
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