Hilary and her husband Mike Comrie are separated. Officially. Happy New Year.
The singer-actress, 26, and her former hockey-pro husband, 33, “have mutually decided [upon] an amicable separation,” a rep for Duff confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
“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.”
A source close to Duff, who wed Comrie in August 2010, says, “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.”
I call bullshit on this ‘they’re great friends and will always be BFFS!’ crap that celebs always put in their breakup announcements. Just once, I want to read one that says something like ‘He’s an effing cheater and a whore.’ Or, ‘No, we’re not going to stay friends. I hope she dies in a fire’. Would make it kinda interesting, right? I guess not when kids are involved.. but oh well. Poor Lizzie Maguire.