Hilary Duff’s 3-year marriage fell apart after 18 months of marriage counseling


Sometimes I’m a bad judge of what certain gossip items will interest you. Like, I thought it was slightly interesting but not particularly notable that Hilary Duff announced her separation last Friday, the Friday before the Golden Globes. If Hilary was some big celebrity, I would say that she was trying to steal everyone’s Globe-thunder. But because Hilary is – what? – C-list, maybe, I just thought she planned the Friday afternoon announcement so that it would be buried in an avalanche of Globes coverage. And that the extent of my interest – I was trying to figure out what Hilary was trying to achieve with her timing.

What doesn’t make sense, though, is that I think Hilary is trying to re-launch herself as a celebrity now that her marriage is over. Like, maybe she’s trying to pull a Jennie Garth? Could be. Hilary has been pap’d every day since she announced her separation, and both Us Weekly and Life & Style are running insider-y stories about what went wrong in her marriage. Here’s Life & Style’s story:

Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie’s split may have come as a surprise to many, but sources tell Life & Style the couple have actually been growing apart for years. In the new issue of Life & Style, insiders close to the couple reveal it was Mike’s retirement from his NHL career in 2012, due to hip surgery, that caused problems for the pair.

“He’s in the house all day, every day,” an insider tells Life & Style. “It was a strain on the relationship.”

As son Luca, born in March 2012, grew older, the couple discovered they wanted different things in their lives.

“The honeymoon phase was over, and they realized they had little in common,” says a friend of the former Lizzie McGuire star.

Mike hoped to expand their family, but Hilary, 26, wasn’t ready.

“She was really young when they got married, and she still wants to go out and have fun. Mike’s more of a homebody.”

Friends say the duo were going to marriage counseling for more than a year before the split.

“She was always hoping to work things out,” says the friend. But in the end they both realized they’re better off as friends.

[From Life & Style]

Us Weekly’s story is the same basic thing, sources saying that Hilary and Mike went to marriage counseling, etc. Here’s an interesting tidbit: they apparently were in counseling for 18 MONTHS. They were only married three years. They were in counseling for half their marriage! A source says: “She felt he didn’t put enough effort into the relationship… [even after counseling] recently he wasn’t doing any of the things they’d worked on.” The sources also say Comrie basically sat around the house, scratching his cojones.

So, that’s the official story from Team Duff, I’m assuming. Hilary did everything to make it work but at the end of the day, he was lazy and even a year and a half of counseling didn’t solve much. Do you want to give Hilary a Lifetime movie now?

PS… Honk if you want me to continue covering Hilary Duff, because like I said, I’m a bad judge of your interest in celebrities like her.



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  1. Wynona says:

    Yeah, I vote no. I mean thats about as interesting as that story is going to get. Now if there is an untold part involving midget sex, drugs , adultery and /or murder, il have a second helping. But outside of that ,no. Miss duff is way too vanilla.

    • Applapoom says:


      This sounds like typical married couple problems except three years married and 18 months counseling is a bit more accelerated than in a non-celeb marriage. Guess she has enough money and youth on her side to do that. Ashlee Simpson married young and divorced young too and is now engaged again. Much easier to start over when you are young and pretty.

      • springingforward says:

        Honk. She is a celebrity that I hope will have good things happen to her in her future. I would like periodic updates.

    • Christo says:

      I agree with the “no” vote. While her life is like an interesting side dish that I can push around the plate after a bite or two, it certainly isn’t meal-worthy. For that reason, she should only be served up on special occasions such as when she has a new love interest, interesting avant-garde movie role or wears something completely beautiful/horrendous.

      Hilary is like that distant cousin that you only see on that rare occasion that you are forced to go to a family reunion.

    • BooBooLaRue says:

      *spits coffee* THIS!!!

    • Meaghan says:

      I’m from Edmonton, where he played hockey for the Oilers. He spent a lot of time there. The reason for the split is because Comrie knocked up his mistress and she didn’t want to stick around anymore. But Canada keeps their gossip under wraps, so I doubt it will hit any big news sources, and the Comrie”s money will prevent anything bad being said about their family.

      I’m definitely interested in this story, but taht may be the Canadian roots to it all.

      • Dml says:

        I was actually really shocked when I read his family was worth 1/2 BILLION DOLLARS. I had no idea! I just thought he played pro hockey at one point. Haha

      • kcarp says:

        I heard this too….Enty had this on the site over the weekend.

      • John Wayne Lives says:

        WHAAAAT!?!?! Woah momma, let’s hear more. If this is the case, then his rich family probably orchestrated the timing to bury the story. I feel bad for Duff. She seems like such a sweet girl.

      • sunnyside says:

        I’m also up in Canada and heard of the mistress he’s had their entire marriage that he kept in Edmonton. Also heard of the love child…. I’d love to hear more if they can get the details of that! dun Dun DUN!

      • tishi1025 says:

        Honk for the REAL STORY!!! A mistress for their entire marriage??? What was the point of getting married???

      • Steph says:

        Yeah, this is not news in Canada. We’re just more discreet.

      • Brickyard Ute says:

        Thank you!! I heard he was a dog too! I also saw the pics on The superficial of her giving him a BJ after his proposal. Yikes and Hot!

    • Brittaki says:

      I have to honk. As awful as it sounds, breakup stories are my favorite kind of celebrity gossip. It’s nice to know that even though they’re up on this pedestal, at the end of the day they’re still human like us and their relationships aren’t as perfect as they’d have us believe. Keep the Duff breakup updates coming, Kaiser! You’re the (wo)man!

    • mika says:

      I also vote no. Getting married too young and getting divorced quickly is neither scandalous nor glam.

  2. Neuron says:

    Didn’t he cheat very early in their marriage? I remember reading a Lainey blind item and he was a popular guess…

    • LadyMTL says:

      He was a pro athlete so the chances that he didn’t cheat are very slim.

    • SusieQ says:

      There are stories here in Edmonton that he has had a girlfriend here for longer than he and Hilary were together. Supposedly the girlfriend got mad when Mike and Hilary got engaged, broke it off for awhile and then resumed the affair. He’s mostly known for being a douche bag.

      • Jedi says:

        See, i would totally be in to more coverage if they had details on that, susieq. sports gossip is more salacious and interesting than celeb gossip in my books. no one brings scandal like a bunch of overpaid sports stars (this applies for pretty much any sport – i find it all interesting)

      • littlestar says:

        I commented on this story a couple of days ago. I’m a former Edmontonian – I remember stories from years ago going around Edmonton sports circles (even before Mike and Hilary got together) of Mike Comrie having an affair with Tommy Salo’s wife (Salo was the goaltender for the Oilers at the time), and that that was one of the main reasons why Salo was happy to leave Edmonton. And even if that isn’t true (and I do think it’s true), Comrie was a huge douche the first time he played for the Edmonton Oilers. Just not a nice guy, very cocky and arrogant. He thought he was a superstar player and he definitely wasn’t.

        I also remember a Lainey blind from a couple of years ago about a sports player who thought he was a much better player than he really was, who constantly cheated on his wife. The majority of guesses were Mike Comrie.

        Edit: Beyond cheating and hockey gossip, I’m neutral when it comes to Hilary so I guess I don’t care one way or the other whether you post articles about her.

      • Meredith says:

        I am finding the coverage interesting but then I’m a big hockey fan. As for the “growing apart after the honeymoon phase” story, they dated for three years before marrying, so I don’t buy that they suddenly realized they had nothing in common. Three years together pre-marriage didn’t show that?? My guess is that the rumors are right (i.e. he’s a cheating dog) and she threw him out.

      • Green Girl says:

        Yes to more sports gossip! I don’t really care what sport or which athlete, but sports gossip is always interesting.

      • delphi says:

        The fact that they’re divorcing after his retirement is nothing new in the sports world; there was a documentary on ESPN the other night that talked about the insanely high rates of both divorces and bankruptcies with pro athletes after they retire. I remember the divorce rate being something waaaay above the North American average (which is running at 50%)…it was something along the lines of 70-80%. And the main culprit was the fact that after a guy retires, he’s home…you have to live with this guy after only being around him maybe a third of his free time for more than half a year. Habits become annoying, responsibilities are shirked, he farts into your expensive leather sofa…it adds up.

        In other words, this really isn’t much of a surprise. Sucks for Luca (that kid is freakin’ adorable!), but personally, I can’t say I didn’t see it coming. Who wants to place bets on how soon Mikey comes back to Edmonton? One of my hockey sources calls six months MAX.

      • Meaghan says:


        +1 to everything you say. Everyone in Edmonton hates him so much, and I remember he got booed at a charity event he played at in Red Deer a long time ago. He is a big douche. And I don’t think he even denied messing around with Tommy’s wife, I think he just kept silent on the matter (kind of like torrie spelling is doing now lol)

        She can do so much better, he is a jerk, serial cheater and not even hot so why even bother with that mess?

      • FLORC says:

        Your insight on this makes me only want more Hilary stories. Only because Hollywood could embrace her and she’ll start dating someone bigger. It happens all the time.

        And When they got together this site called by saying he was a cheater and it wouldn’t last. Also, about how he hated her pregnancy weight gain.

      • littlestar says:

        Delphi or Meagahn – do either of you know whether the Mike Comrie’s parents still live in Edmonton? I had assumed they now live in California, but I am likely wrong on that. I wouldn’t be surprised if they still own homes in Edmonton though, at the very least.

        Florc – when you live in a city that is obsessed with its hockey team, the gossip stories that comes out about the players are crazy! Very juicy gossip :).

      • meh says:

        OMG I never knew there were so many of us Edmontonians on CB!!

  3. Mouse says:

    I like Hilary as a once a week or once every two weeks post. That’s more than enough

  4. Aussie girl says:

    Nay. She really doesnt interest me

  5. Hautie says:

    I rather see a story about Hillary, if it means one less about the no talent having reality “stars”.

    What I am curious about. Is that bit of gossip, that I see popping up… was the marriage had issues since Mike never stopped dating other women. A married man, dating… yea… that will never go over well with the wife at home.

    But Hillary is harmless. And I have never found her annoying. Plus she has an incredibly cute son!

  6. Flounder says:

    Honk !

  7. Kathycat says:

    Maybe he got annoyed at her exploiting their son for her daily pap walks. Her son appears in the DM more often than Ben + Jennifer, Brangelina, Paltrow/Martin’s kids combined.

    • Hautie says:

      Hey now… its those kids of Alyson Hannigan, who are on the permanent pap stroll, in the Daily Mail. haha!

      Seriously, I am always baffled by how much she is in the Daily Mail, weekly, with her kids.

    • Jen says:

      I wonder how certain celebrities make deals with the Daily Mail. Like Kate Bosworth is on that site every day, and I never see those pictures anywhere else on the internet.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I definitely see a lot of celebs that aren’t huge deals on there all the time, and I do think that they make deals–what really convinced me was that last JA post we had when she was in Cabo–there was some weird indentation going on on her thigh/butt, in the photos that CB had, but on the dailymail, they were photoshopped out. Why else would they do that? I would’ve thought the Dailymail would’ve wanted a not so perfect picture of any celeb……so yeah, I would say a lot of them make deals.

    • Francesca says:

      Me too. I read a celebrity baby blog and she is on it DAILY. I find it sooo annoying.

  8. NerdMomma says:

    Well, I think all of those stories are plants from her team to brush under the rug all of the rumors of his rampant cheating. Obviously she doesn’t want us to get all “poor Hilary” about it, but it’s hard not to.

  9. Neffie says:

    She is ok, she was in the same era with Lindsay Lohan so i can applaud the fact as a child star, she didn’t go off the rails. And when a man and woman get together and suddenly she becomes the only bread winner that can cause problems.

    • Tapioca says:

      Remember when she and LiLo were fighting over Aaron Carter? Happy days!

      • Dommy Dearest says:

        Did you see over on Dlisted what he covered about Aaron hinting on twitter about her and how he felt? Said she was the love of his life. All I could think of was if she gave Carter a chance now we’d probably see her fall of the rails now and just end up in a world of hurt. His drug problems are not a positive for her at all.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      Is she winning any bread? I feel like they are both jobless.

      • Katy says:

        She doesn’t work right now, but I’ve heard she has a new show in the works. Something called “Younger” with another star and it sounds really dumb.

  10. nicole says:

    Unless it gets juicy, I’ve got all the info I need! 🙂

  11. Dani2 says:

    Not gonna lie, I was pretty surprised by this news. She’s always seemed to kind of have it all together – perfect marriage, perfect kid, there’s just never really been any drama attached to her so this was pretty surprising and 18 months of counselling? That sounds so exhausting.

    • TG says:

      I agree and apparantly she has a lot of fans. I guess from her Disney days. What I didn’t know was that Mike Comrie’s parents are very rich so that adds an interesting angle to it. I figured once he lost his hockey career she lost interest in him but I could also believe that hockey was his life and he probably got depressed and might have become a huge jerk about it. I don’t know.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I’ve never heard anything good about him—always that he’s a jerk.

      • We Are All Made of Stars says:

        Yeah, I’m pretty sure they’re like furniture billionaires, the whole family, collectively.

      • Meredith says:

        @ we are all made of stars : I live in Canada and it’s not even nice furntiure. How it made them millions, I’ll never know. Cheap looking stuff but I think they market it well.

      • lrm says:

        Lizzie McQuire = I’ll always have a soft spot for Hillary Duff. I have watched that show during its original run, and then years later as re runs…and the movie several times. Just a sweet show-they don’t make ’em like that now…the kids actually were allies with the parents, though they had their ‘stuff’ of course. But just not as snarky. Lizzie and That’s So Raven were great like that. Clean family comedy…
        Suite Life on Deck was horrible re: way to much snark, sarcasm, etc. My kids would adopt the attitude of whatever show they were watching and it was fascinating study of the subtleties of these shows…lol.

        The episode where David Carradine did a guest spot as a martial arts teacher was hilarious [his brother played the dad on Lizzie McQuire]. Ah, good times….I swear, I’d watch that show by myself. Yea, that’s pretty dorky….and i’m not even a dork. (:

      • Meaghan says:


        Hey now, don’t knock the Brick. We got all the appliances for our house from there beacuse A: we wanted to support a canadian company and b: they had the best prices on the boxing day sale. Its not a bad company, sure their furniture is a lower quality then Ashley but its targeted as a more affordable and they do have higher quality products as well. We got a marble dining room set when we got all our appliances and its amazingly good quality. And their appliances aren’t low quality, its the same standard brands sold everywhere.

      • Dani2 says:

        @LRM You’re giving me so much nostalgia with your comment, I was a tween around the time when the original Disney line up was around (Lizzie, That’s so Raven, Kim Possible, Phil of the future) so yeah I definitely have a soft spot for Hilary. I don’t find her very interesting but I like her and wish her well 🙂

      • Meredith says:

        @ Meaghan : I bow to your Brick expertise as I have nothing from their store. I like to support Canadian companies too and get my appliances from a Canadian Tire two blocks from my home.

      • Meaghan says:

        Hahaha, I researched the hell out of everywhere when buying the appliances. We had a month to get the stove, fridge, washer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave because we got a quicker move in date then we expected. Who knew I’d spend my spare time going through every single store I could think of looking for the best appliances and light fixtures that looked good. I get all my other small appliances at Canadian Tire too and you can get wicked good deals on their door crasher specials for kitchen stuff.

    • Lauren says:

      There have been cheating rumours-Mike having a mistress. If he is rich and unemployed, Mike has an abundance of free time to do as he pleases.

      Hilary did a concert in Toronto about five years ago-she was polite and very sweet to all the little girls who worshipped her. She thanked the parents for bringing their young children to her concert and was very gracious. The concert was excellent, much to my surprise.

      18 months in marriage counseling must have been emotionally draining. Hilary will make a comeback, and hopefully find a faithful partner.

  12. Kiki says:

    I would like to hear from her once or twice a week. I think she’s nice.

    • mellie says:

      Agree, it’s nice to see a former Disney start not acting like a g-damn idiot all over the place.

      • Penny says:

        See, I’d think marrying and having a child with a man known to be a gigantic douchebag kind of qualifies as being an idiot. This is still the chick who fought Lindsay Lohan for Aaron Carter.

    • Lex says:

      I LOVE Hilary Duff! Stories on her often please!

      On another note, I remember hearing her husband was the reason for a lot of her plastic surgery/injections.. always putting her down etc.

  13. Renee says:

    Yes, please continue to cover stories about her. I don’t know why but I am interested in her. She never does anything but do pap walks, but for some reason I want to know more about her. But really, what else is there to know?

  14. Frida_K says:


  15. Lucinda says:

    Yes, I wondered what happened to her. Sorry to hear about her marriage. Curious to see what she does next.

  16. eliza says:

    I’d rather read about Duff than a few folks like Lohan and Kim Kardashian.

    • minime says:

      yeps…that’s it. Once or twice a week Hilary Duff is a million times better than any of those usual fameseekers 5 times a week.

  17. flutters says:

    I’m probably off base but I can’t help but wonder if the separation is just a way of trying to get some publicity as Hilary Duff tries to relaunch her music career. Apparently she’s planning on releasing a new album. Though on the other hand surely they wouldn’t do that to their son. I wouldn’t be shocked if they worked things out and reunited in the end.

    I’m not very interested in Hilary Duff but I hope she continues to avoid turning into a child star cliche and I hope Mike Comrie and she focus on making things as easy as possible for their son.

  18. Babalon says:


  19. lady_luck says:

    Something doesn’t add up. I sense he cheated. Maybe the blind item was correct, and Hilary found trouble forgiving which transpired into other problems. There’s my bet!

    • Juliette says:

      Something definitely seems fishy here… The way the article says the trouble started in 2012 following Mike’s injury and retirement… Reading between the lines, I thought they were hinting that he’s using painkillers and laying around the house zonked out all day. He looks awful, bloated, and blotchy these days – Side effect from a lot of pills.

  20. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    If you can substitute HD for Miley Cyrus that would be awesome -she is less annoying to look at.

  21. Renee says:


  22. Nicole says:

    I suspect that more will be revealed. CDAN has a lot of revealed BI’s that Comrie was a flagrant cheater and rubbed it in her facet. I think she is going to challenge the pre-nump, unless there were caveats of infidelity it. <y hypothesis is that this is going to get a lot mory juicy over time.

  23. Axis2ClusterB says:

    I’m sure that having to retire so young was pretty tough on Comrie altho, to be fair, he seems to be a dick. Teams like the Oilers and the Flyers just seem to draw ’em.

    • littlestar says:

      Isn’t that the truth? When Chris Pronger played for the Oilers, he cheated on his wife with a local TV newscaster. The real reason why Pronger and his family left Edmonton is because his wife basically forced him to after she found out about his affair (and not like it was hard to find out, there were pictures of him on the net with the newscaster for anyone to see).

      • Axis2ClusterB says:

        I love hockey gossip! And where I live, there aren’t a lot of hardcore fans, so this makes me happy.

        The Oilers just never seem ‘gelled’ to me. They don’t play as a team, and it’s teams like that where things like screwing around with teammates SOs seem to happen. Pronger’s wife shoulda left his ass Edmonton.

        The Flyers actually seem to be doing better since Giroux got the C, but still… fuck the Flyers anyway 😉

    • Cricket says:

      I remember the gossip dealing with the Flyers and apparent fights in the locker room due to Eric Lindros supposedly having an affair with Rod Brind’amour’s wife. There were tons of stories about all out brawls and forcing the team to take sides. Brind’amour left the team soon after and Lindros fell out of favor with the club too.

      • Meredith says:

        I would have thought stepping out with a team mate’s wife would be a clear violation of the Bro Code. But more along those lines, years ago Gary Leeman of the Toronto Maple Leafs supposedly had an afair with Al Iafrate’s wife while both were with the team. Not very helpful for team building. Surely there are enough puck bunnies out there that no player should have to stoop to stepping out with a team mate’s wife.

  24. LucyS says:

    I can’t believe how often she gets photographed out with her kid – even before the split. I’m too old for Lizzie McGuire, so I have no idea if she has any talent or anything, but she definitely hasn’t done much since then (professionally speaking). Yet she gets papped ALL THE TIME. She must be one of the ones who calls’em up and says I’ll be here at such and such a time.

    It’s always sad when a marriage breaks up, but if you’ve been married for three years and you spent HALF of it in counseling, that’s probably a sign that you weren’t going to make it in the long run.

    • Lex says:

      Way better to see them trying though (if they actually were) rather than getting divorced at the first sign of trouble

  25. Murphy says:

    yeah right he wanted to expand the family! 18 months that means they were in therapy almost as soon as that son was born

  26. Ag says:


    I like her for some reason. I’d much rather see stories about her than the Kartrashians, for example. I also find this story somewhat relatable as far as having a young kid goes. I can’t imagine having marriage problems and getting divorced all while trying to take care of a toddler. Of course, I’m sure she has help, but still. It must be very difficult.

  27. serena says:

    I used to watch her show and few movies and also liked her music, now she’s.. well, a c-list but I would be happy if she’d resume her career. So yeah, please cover her. Honk!

  28. loveisthecoal says:

    Mike Comrie is a GRADE A DOUCHE. She’s MUCH better off without this asshole.

    • Gia says:

      Do you know him? Genuine question.

      On another note… Why the f-ck are these people having children if they barely know each other, cheating or not getting long?? It pisses me off to see childbearing done all willy nilly! It’s hard enough when you actually love and respect your partner. The child suffers in the long run…

      • Lex says:

        Do YOU know they barely knew each other? Marriage is tough. Imagine your partner suddenly has to retire and is at home, injured, ALL THE TIME when you have a new baby…. nightmare!

      • Gia says:

        Why would you marry someone you don’t want to be around though? Besides, I’m sure their house is huge and she can retire to the west wing if she’s getting annoyed. I’d cut him some slack too. He’s a professional athlete. He’s had a gruelling training program for many, many years. I say, sit on your ass and enjoy it. IMO, Hilary is just used to having things her way all the time and the thought of compromising anything doesn’t sit well with her.

  29. Anoninga says:

    I don’t know, I kind of like having someone “New” to read about.

  30. Kris says:

    Honk! I don’t know why, but I am interested. I’m not even really a big fan of hers but I think she is cute and hope she makes something out of her career. It was sad to hear about her marriage. Fill us in if there is more!

  31. Liberty says:

    Back when I lived in Bavaria, I had shared “love custody” of the neighbors’ dog. He had a fab life with them, this big mountain dog, but he loved to hang with me. We took long adventure walks in the forests, discussed life, and played a game called (in English) “search!” I would say Search in German, he would go on the other side of the house while I hid a toy in the terrace or garden, then I would call him and he would look for it. Then he would hide it from me! He even played this game with my cat, who was his great buddy and loved to sleep with him in his chic chalet-style doghouse. We all loved Search!

    So when it comes to Hilary stories, I say… Search! It’s all out there. I think she’s ready for a nice Act Two if she can shake off the people hanging off her goodwill. She has a new role on tv coming up, per DM, for example: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2540181/Newly-single-Hilary-Duff-hits-gym-prepares-new-TV-role-Sex-And-The-City-creator.html

  32. shannon says:

    I vote NO. She’s boring. No wonder the marriage fell apart. She’s papped constantly out w/her kid and he’s never anywhere to be found. Not sure why she had those lips done. Is she even 30 yet?

  33. johnnybadboytapia says:


  34. fhm57 says:

    Nah, I’m good.

  35. Hallie says:

    Honk! Much rather read about her than Kim K and fam.

    • idk says:

      Really? I’d rather read about Kanye, the Kardashians, the Jenners, Rob’s weight struggles, Khloe’s divorce. It’s much more interesting (but that’s mostly because they put out fake stories about themselves)…but it’s fun to see what lies they come up with next.

      With Hilary, she’s been out of the spotlight for way too long. One interesting thing was Aaron Carter’s reaction to the divorce announcement (remember at one point Hilary and Lohan were fighting over him lmao !). He said in a tweet something about how he’s been waiting half his life for Hilary but doesn’t know what to do now. LOL I’m sure Hilary could care less and I doubt she’d ever date him again.

      • Danskins says:

        +1…I’d rather read about the Kartrashians and their latest OTT shenanigans over Hilary. She’s harmless but…yawn.

  36. Bodhi says:

    I’ll probably get flamed for this, but this is one reason that I think couples (married or not) should wait a few years to have kids. You have to get used to each other before you bring a small, hella demanding person into the mix

    • Meredith says:

      I agree. Marriage is enough of an adjustment by itself. Wait a few years to have kids.

    • Notsoanonymous says:

      Totally agree. When my husband and I got married, we had been together a few years but still saw marriage as a huge step. Our first year was tough, the second year was all about re-learning our relationship, and year three was amazing – as a result, we now have a two-month old, and I can’t imagine we could have done this back in the beginning.

      Some people do make it work, but it’s rare. And unheard of in Hollywood.

    • We Miss You Enclave_24 says:

      I dont know, I dont think it matters even though it sounds good in theory. My co-worker was married to his wife almost five years before breeding and he hates her now more than ever. Personally, I dont think people should get married in their 20’s.

    • Shannon1972 says:

      Eh, everyone’s situation is different. I get what you are saying, and in a perfect world everything can happen at the appointed time. In my experience, it’s been like that old quote: “while we make plans, god laughs”. 🙂

      Oh, and on Hillary…Honk! I think she is adorable and am kind of rooting for her to have a comeback.

  37. BendyWindy says:

    I vote no on Hillary gossip. If she’s trying to re-launch a career, she needs people to talk about her. I don’t wanna. Ha.

  38. LAK says:

    As a rule, i’m a big fan of counselling for a very short time and for very specific things. Ongoing counselling of never resolved issues is a very bad idea……

    If a relationship needs that sort of help a year into it, not good.

    ….but, she’s just added more iron to the rule that marrying before 25 is a bad idea. Can’t shade her. It’s a given that it a divorce was more likely in her case.

  39. Maureen says:

    I vote no, only because I have not the foggiest idea who she is. She doesn’t register with me at all. I’ve never seen her in anything and she doesn’t seem interesting.

  40. original kay says:

    I’ll give her a Hallmark movie, but that’s as far as my interest goes.

    (though contrary to that post, I clicked this link. go figure)

    • Maureen says:

      I clicked the link, too! I was vaguely curious how a marriage ended after 3 years with 1/2 of it being in therapy. This woman was too boring for me to get to the end of the post.

  41. anon says:

    no thanks. boring.

  42. Pri says:

    This much is more than enough, just a status update. Now after some 18 to 20 months you could do a post if she’s doing anything even remotely interesting at all so we’ll know she’s alive and well.

  43. kimbers says:

    I’m cool not seeing her on here. Would not shed a tear…

  44. lrm says:

    Also, I hope she stays away from the injections, etc that she was sporting awhile back in pics that I saw….at her age???? geesh. she’s so cute/pretty and does not need it.

  45. seamonster says:


  46. Ruyana says:

    I have read on other gossip sites that he cheated frequently throughout the marriage. Frequently and constantly and without discrimination or discretion.

  47. P.J. says:

    Let me get this right: The man was a professional athlete for YEARS-including the entire time that he and Hilary were dating-and as soon as he gets permanently sidelined by an injury, requires surgery and can no longer work he’s deemed boring and a thorn in the side at home in the eyes of his wife?! What ever happened to “for better OR worse” in marriage?? Unfortunately this is a very common issue in pro-athlete relationships.

    “She was really young when they got married, and she still wants to go out and have fun. Mike’s more of a homebody.” O really?

    This is Katy and Russell all over again. I mean, do people even bother to pay attention to and actually get to know who the person they’re dating is BEFORE they decide to get married??? Wtf. This whole phenomena is all SO EASILY preventable. Just.Pay.Attention.

    • idk says:

      He comes from a wealthy Canadian family…they own a furniture franchise called “The Brick”, though I heard they recently sold it for quite a bit of money. He is set. He retired and doesn’t have to run out to find a 9 to 5 job to support his family. Plus, it’s not like Hilary was working either. I think they got tired of each other…too much time together, plus add a baby in the mix. It was just too much.

    • Jaded says:

      P.J., he comes from an insanely rich family. He’s a known cheater in the hockey world here in Canada. I don’t know about you but if I’d found out my husband had had a mistress the whole time I was married to him, AND fathered a child with her, I’d dump his sorry ass in a New York heartbeat.

  48. Tiffany says:

    The fact that in the statement that was released that there was no 3rd party involved means that it was and since this clown Comrie has left a bad taste in every city he played in, someone is going to break the story and it going to be fantastic.

  49. tealily says:

    Honk. I’ve always liked her for some reason, and I honestly thought these two would stick. I’d like to hear more.

  50. Katie says:

    Man, I can identify with this story so much. Right after our son was born, my husband checked out of our marriage, we did marriage counseling, still couldn’t make it work. My heart goes out to Hilary. It’s tough.

  51. suzymoon says:

    Honk!I was waiting for u to cover this story,she’s a nice person

  52. Andrea says:

    This seems to be turning into an interesting story. 1) Wealth 2) cute kid, 3) professional athlete and actress involved 4) likely a trashy mistress 5) sweet, young wife. It has the makings of a huge media storm. Not sure if it will blow up or blow away … but let’s be honest, major media events have been made up of a lot less. Also, I wonder if her D-bag husband wanted to move back to Canada and she wanted to stay in LA.

  53. taxi says:

    Please, enough. If she does some interesting work, maybe. She’s never been in my sight line & I don’t care about updates until she does good work in a movie.

  54. ncmagnolia says:

    OK, I’m officially honking. I don’t mind this girl at all, at least she behaves herself. Usually click on the items you post about her, will do so in the future. Thanks! 😀

  55. Ajla R says:

    I used to like her, but what does she do now? :-/

  56. QueenHoa says:

    I would definitely like more updates on this. Recently celebitchy has been very bland and there have been many updates on a bunch of nobodies. And I don’t care for Miley, KK, and Kanye at all.

  57. PetalsToo says:

    No more Hillary Duff, please. I regret clicking on this article now that I’m here. It’s not Celebitchy worthy gossip… no celebrity, no juicy gossip. Nope. Please, no.

  58. se says:

    HONK. If the kardashians can be covered on this site so can HIlary. I like her she seems really sweet and I commend her for not being a party girl. I hated how she handled the faye dunaway situation though. I feel kind of bad that her marriage was over. I was a little jealous that she was happily married (her and miranda kerr) and now she is separating.

  59. Anon says:

    Actually if investigated you will find Hillary has been papped every week and sometimes daily since Luca was born and a little before that with her pregnancy. She almost daily instagrams herself or Luca. Actually almost like Kim. She definatley is trying to re establish herself.. Sad to see a demise of marriage but im not so sure Hillary is all that innocent either. I have no beef with Hillary let it be known but i also think there is a lot more to this story and its not all Mike

  60. RobN says:

    Doesn’t she have to jump on the anti fat-shaming moms bandwagon before she can get the Lifetime movie? Seems like she’s missing a step.

  61. Bobbiesue says:

    I’ll HONK

  62. BackstageBitchy says:

    I’m always interested when someone gets married young and smug to an athlete (whose eyes are very close together, incidentally) who has a bad reputation and their marriage falls apart in a short period of time and they are the only ones who are shocked. I don’t hate Hilary, but I don’t like her either, and she always seemed so PROUD of herself to have SCORED a HOCKEY PLAYER! WOO-HOO! But no one else wanted him, girl! There were red flags all over the place, and she just barreled on through, determined to be a lifestyle brand and shove her perfect family image down everyone’s throat with her no-career and daily pap strolls. We weren’t all jealous of you, Hilary. We could just see the disaster ahead. Dude with over-inflated ego retires, has nothing to do all day but be your plus one, seems to want a young wifey to prop HIM up, you are still very hungry for a career… Just not a good situation, ever. Now if the long-term lover and extra baby rumors are true, then this just got a lot uglier… And way more interesting!

  63. HappyFishes says:

    I actually felt BETRAYED when I had to hear about this from a non-celebitchy source. Usually I have the philosophy of “It’s not true or it’s not important if it’s not on celebitchy”. I couldn’t believe I had to hear about such big news from a non-celebitchy cite. For the first time in YEARS my faith in this blog was rattled. RATTLED! Also, I hail from Canada and since we have less celebrities up here this couple was talked about a lot. DON’T FAIL ME AGAIN CELEBITCHY! I talk positively about this blog all the time to my friends and co-workers. If you ask for forgiveness I will get over this betrayal faster.

  64. Snowpea says:

    Um I never heard of Comrie but man, the stench of douchelord is strong on this muppet!

    Hilary, take him to the cleaners!

  65. Naomi says:

    There has been talk that her husband cheated on her throughout the marriage & recently about a long term affair & possible pregnancy. It’s a shame to spend so much time in counseling when the marriage was so young. Looks as if it never had a chance.

  66. Dommy Dearest says:

    I like Hilary and I liked her Disney show when it was on (though I didnt for a period of time because my ex had a crush on Duff at the time). I’d rather read about her over Kimye and Cyrus.

  67. kibbles says:

    Honk. I find this to be interesting celebrity gossip and conversation. She marries this dude worth $500 million at quite a young age, he has a bad rep for being an asshole and a cheater, and they spend 18 months of their three year marriage in counseling. Lol. I just don’t get it. What the heck went so wrong that they needed counseling after only about a year and a half into their marriage? How long were they dating exactly? How can two people with so much money and resources fall out of love so quickly? It is mind boggling to me. If it turns out that he cheated on her, you should definitely report on it.

  68. Caz says:

    I wasn’t interested until I read all the posts about Comrie’s supposed cheating. That puts a different spin on it.

    18 months of counselling? If it isn’t fixed much sooner than that…it’s not gonna be fixed.

    Who’s worth more $$ in this?

  69. Penny says:

    Please no. I can’t stand celebrities who cling onto fame by parading their children, who haven’t signed up for this, in front of the paps daily. Duff’s one of the worst for this.

  70. Kosmos says:

    Okay, so he had a girlfriend in Edmonton before marrying Hilary, so Hilary had to know about her, and had to have heard at some point that her new guy was still seeing this woman behind her back, and Hilary married him anyway, and stayed married to him for three years. I’m sorry, but it doesn’t sound like Hilary was very smart about getting married to this man. She apparently didn’t use common sense, or she thought that marriage would change things. He sounds like a real Loser, so I feel for any woman that gets involved with him, but I have to say, that it would be her own fault for picking someone with so little integrity. This guy sounds like he’ll be a serial cheater his entire life. Run, girls, run….

  71. raincoaster says:

    I don’t have any personal opinion on her or the marriage, but I will say she absolutely STOLE War Inc., and that comes from someone who adores Cusack.

  72. Helvetica says:

    The honeymoon ended and they realized they had nothing in common–sometimes that does happen. I was in the same situation one.

    Hilary will be fine. So will he. Getting married young is not so easy.

  73. Tammy says:

    Honk. I like Hillary. She handles herself well in Hollywood. I wouldn’t want to just see daily pap
    pics, but I would want to know what’s going on with her. Not a sports watcher, so I hadn’t previously heard any of the Mike Comrie cheater/pregnant mistress rumors. Thanks commenters!

  74. Deehunny says:

    Honk. I like her and wanna hear about the alleged mistress and love child

  75. gabby says:

    That’s sad. I wonder what she’s going to do with that huge rock of an engagement ring? To this day, I still think its the biggest celebrity ring I had ever seen.