"Hilary Duff and husband Mike Comrie have mutually decided to an amicable separation. They remain best friends and will continue to be in each other's lives," the repsays of the couple, parents to son Luca, 21 months. "They are dedicated to loving and parenting their amazing son, and ask for privacy at this time."
Married since August 2010, the couple seemed happy as recently as late December, when they took Luca to Disneyland for the first time. Duff posted about the outing on Twitter, sharing a photo of herself with both her son and her husband. She also tweeted a picture of them all dressed up for a New Year's Eve party.
Last May, the Lizzie McGuire alum gushed to Us that Comrie was "amazing" and had really stepped up as a dad. "If I want to run out of the house for an hour to go work out or go meet a friend for lunch, I can," she said. "I think that's really important."
She even hinted to Us that they were thinking about having more children. "We don't really have any plans right now, but I think we'd be happy if it happened and maybe a bit overwhelmed," she said.
"I'm enjoying [Luca] so much, and now that he's a year, I'm finally getting to have a life again. He'll go down at 7 and then we can go out for dinner or go do something fun and he doesn't even know we're gone," she continued. "I think with two kids that would be a little harder. But we also want to do right by him and give him a sibling not too far apart so they have a lot in common and can be really close."
Duff and Comrie met at an Idaho resort and dated for more than two years before getting engaged in 2010. According to a Page Six report from that year, they signed a prenup prior to walking down the aisle. (Comrie's dad is the founder of a Canadian appliance and furniture empire.)
After news broke of their split on Friday, Jan. 10, the singer took to Twitter to thank fans for their support. "Mike and I are sitting here, we are so appreciative for all of your kindness & well wishes," she wrote. "Not an easy day but we're getting thru it together."