Hilary Duff and husband Mike Comrie separate

By Kyle Johnson,

Actress Hilary Duff and her husband Mike Comrie have split up, it was announced on Friday.

The 26-year-old's rep confirmed the news with People first, saying they "have mutually decided [upon] an amicable separation."

The rep added, "They remain best friends and will continue to be in each other's lives. They are dedicated to loving and parenting their amazing son."

The Lizzie McGuire actress and the 33-year-old former hockey player were married back in August of 2010 and they have a 21-month-old son, named Luca Cruz.

A source close to the singer-actress said that the split wasn't because of some major "incident," but rather they realized over time they had drifted apart from each other and weren't able to get closer again. They tried going to couples therapy, but none of their efforts worked, the source noted.

According to TMZ, Duff took to Twitter to thank her followers saying, "Mike and I are sitting here, we are so appreciative for all of your kindness & well wished." She added, "Not an easy day but we're getting thru it together."

image: Wikimedia Commons

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