Hilary Erhard Duff (born September 28, 1987) is an actress, singer, and composer from the United States. She has won seven Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, four Teen Choice Awards, and two Young Artist Awards, among other honors. As the titular character of the television series Lizzie McGuire and in the film based on the series, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, she began her acting career at an early age, immediately becoming a teen idol.
Hilary Erhard Duff was born in Houston, Texas, on September 28, 1987. Robert Erhard Duff, a partner in a convenience store company, and Susan Colleen Duff (née Cobb), a housewife turned to film and music producer, are her parents. Haylie, Duff’s older sister, is his only sibling. Her father’s convenience businesses were in Houston and San Antonio, thus she grew up there. Hilary and her sister engaged in acting, singing, and dancing courses after their mother encouraged them.
Hilary Duff, a Disney actress, and Mike Comrie, a former professional hockey player, began dating in 2007 and had a fast-paced courtship. They became engaged in February 2010 and married in August 2010 in a top-secret, ultra-romantic candlelit nighttime ceremony. Despite their picture-perfect wedding at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California (the same spot where JFK honeymooned with Jackie O, according to Marie Claire), their marriage was far from flawless.
In March 2012, the young lovebirds welcomed their first child, son Luca Cruz, into the world, but something went wrong shortly after. In January 2013, the couple put the brakes on their happily ever after when a controversy made national headlines.
In January 2016, the couple announced their divorce. So, what happened, and why did they split up so soon after their amazing wedding? Here’s why Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie couldn’t make their relationship work.
Why Were Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie’s Marriage Such ‘hard Work?’
In a 2015 interview with Cosmopolitan, the former Lizzie Mcguire actress discussed some of the underlying issues that led to her divorce from Comrie, including their fading romance. “When Mike and I met, we were tremendously in love,” she told the magazine, but that soon changed. “I don’t want to come out as bitter, but I’m not sure whether people are supposed to be together forever,” she explained. Over the course of a lengthy relationship, things happen that you can’t always avoid “She was adamant. “A 20-year marriage must be a wonderful accomplishment, but there must also be significant sacrifices. I really want to fight for happiness all of the time.”
Duff hinted at a difficult lesson she may have learned first-hand during her marriage to Comrie during an interview with Younger co-star Nico Tortorella on his podcast, The Love Bomb: “Marriage requires effort. Marriage is quite difficult “she declared. “I understand boredom or not connecting after however many years of marriage or a relationship […] that’s where the effort comes in,” Duff said later when asked if she still believes in monogamy. Isn’t that a lot of lip service paid to “hard work”? Was it a wedding or a roofing project?
Is Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie ‘too Young’ to Marry?
While speaking candidly about her divorce for her Cosmopolitan cover story in 2015, Duff intimated that the couple may have just been too young to marry. “I’d been working since I was 11 or 12, so making that decision at such a young age seemed natural for me,” she explained, “but maybe it wasn’t.” She was quick to state, however, that she had no regrets. She went on to say, “We spent most of our time together extremely happy.” “It wasn’t working out well enough for us to stay together, but there was still a lot of love.”
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When the actress appeared on The Talk the following year, she was even more sure that age had played a role in her divorce. She didn’t play coy when one of the hosts questioned, “Do you think you were too young when you were married?” When she answered [via People], the then-29-year-old didn’t mince words “I do. When I married, I was 22 years old. I’m now divorced with a four-year-old daughter.” “I wouldn’t alter a thing,” she said, “but I don’t think we were mature enough to stick it out.”
Los Angeles Judge Has Finalized Hilary Duff’s Divorce:
The verdict was handed out on Thursday after being initially reported on Tuesday by the celebrity website TMZ. The 28-year-old singer and actress appeared in the television series and film “Lizzie McGuire” and currently stars in the TV Land series “Younger.” Between 2000 to 2011, Comrie played professional hockey, finishing his career with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Comrie and Duff married in August 2010 and divorced in January 2014. They have a three-year-old boy and will have shared custody of him. The couple had a prenuptial agreement, according to the decision, and Comrie is giving up ownership of their property in return for a $2.4 million payout from Duff.