Hilary Duff has no problems talking about her love life. Or what’s become of it since splitting from her husband, Mike Comrie. In the April 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan, Duff, 27, says her marriage with the former NHL star was a good thing, for the most part.
“Mike and I were very in love when we met,” Duff tells the magazine, on newsstands Mar. 10. “We both really wanted to get married. I’d been working since the age of 11 or 12, so making that choice at a young age seemed right for me. Maybe it wasn’t, but we spent the majority of our time together really happy. It wasn’t working well enough to stay together, but there was still a lot of love involved. It was just a slow set-in of us not being the match that we used to be. I’m lucky for the person he is and I am, and how we decided to handle this.”
The singer and actress filed for divorce from Comrie, 34, in February after being separated for one year. Duff, who cited irreconcilable differences in her divorce papers, is also seeking primary physical custody of the couple’s 3-year-old son, Luca.
“I don’t want to sound bitter because I’m definitely not, but I don’t know if people are meant to be together forever,” Duff tells Cosmo of her current views of marriage. “Things happen over a long relationship that you can’t always fight. A marriage of 20 years, the accomplishment of that must feel really great, but there are also huge sacrifices. I just always want to fight for happiness.”
Bravo to Duff, who always seems to come up with something refreshing to say about her ex-boyfriend:
“Him reaching out through social media? It’s ridiculous! But then people do it all the time, like Chris Brown and Karrueche? Come on, guys. Keep it between text messages.”
Duff is currently working on her fifth studio album. For more Hilary Duff, head over to Cosmopolitan.