Hilary Duff’s husband, Mike Comrie, tried to pay a woman for a hookup

Mike Comrie

About a year ago, Hilary Duff announced the end of her marriage to former hockey star Mike Comrie. They’d been married for three years and in counseling for half of that time. But the anger seemed to cool off. Neither Hilary nor Mike has filed for divorce. They’re seen together all the time and even Christmas shopped together.

This must be one of the strangest celebrity splits in some time. To be honest, I’ve wondered whether they “split” as publicity for Hilary’s musical comeback that didn’t happen. Sorta like Hilary giving a stern warning to the paps to leave her alone, but then she dropped the issue. There are shades of a conscious uncoupling because Hilary and Mike hang out all the time. I don’t know if they’re living apart or not. Maybe they’re staying together with an open marriage? Mike seems to think he’s available, or perhaps that was the liquor talking. The Mail has a new story about Mike trying to pay a waitress $600 to sleep with him. He showed up tipsy to Mastro’s steakhouse, drank all night, and things got bad:

It doesn’t look as though on-again off-again couple Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie will be on again any time soon after his drunken night at a famous LA eatery.And Mike wasn’t out for just a night of boozing. He was looking to hook up. And he was willing to pay for it.

Eyewitnesses at the famous steakhouse Mastro’s in Beverly Hills, tell Daily Mail Online exclusively that the retired hockey player spent most of the evening of January 30th, drinking, alienating his friends and propositioning bar patrons and staff for sex.

“I watched him as he blatantly and repeatedly hit on his waitress. I’m sure she was extremely embarrassed because other customers and staff saw this. She handled it well, remaining kind and professional. It became a bit creepy. Even his buddy tried to dial him back a bit. Mike just wouldn’t let up with the flirting. It became a bit creepy. Even his buddy tried to dial him back a bit.

“Mike wanted to wait for her until her shift was over and take her out,” one eyewitness reveals. “She told him nicely that she was not available, that she was in a relationship, but that didn’t phase him. He kept insisting, sometimes loudly, that he wanted to wait until she got off work.

‘Mike’s pal had left an hour or so before. So he’d been just drinking alone for a while and then as the restaurant was closing for the night, Mike approaches this woman at the bar. She is clearly sitting with her boyfriend or husband. Mike ignores the guy completely and starts talking to the woman.

“It’s clear that Mike was confused and very drunk now. The couple suggested, in almost a caring tone for the guy, that he should return to his table. Mike would not go to his table. Instead, he reaches into his wallet and pulls out hundreds of dollars. He asked the nice woman at the bar, ‘Ok. How much? How much do you want? I have as much as you need. How much for sex? Name your price. How much do you want to have sex with me?”

[From Daily Mail]

Mike then got aggressive with the woman’s boyfriend, and restaurant security stepped in and sent Mike packing. They called him a cab and directed the driver to take him home (not to another bar).

Ugh, what a sloppy mess. The witnesses indicate that Mike seemed confused when he pulled out his wallet, which implies he’s done this before in another setting. Are he and Hilary together, or have they broken up again? Either way, this can’t be pleasant for her. Comrie and his liquor sound like a disaster in the making.

Hilary Duff

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  1. skipper says:

    I don’t think he was literally trying to pay for sex. I think it was more like he was trying to humiliate her but in his drunken state it backfired and made him look like a douche bag. He needs to drink at home or not at all. He’s lucky her boyfriend/husband didn’t kick his ass. I don’t think my husband would have been as kind to him in that situation.

    • Hudson Girl says:

      Word on the street is this is what broke up their marriage in the first place- his cheating, not the drinking. Supposedly, he couldn’t get through even their first year of marriage without cheating, that’s why they started therapy so early. Poor girl.

      • Yep says:

        Please. Duff knew what she was getting into. He was still in the NHL when they met. 90% of NHL’ers are dogs and cheat. She saw $$ and went for it.

    • Suzy from Ontario says:

      Why would he try to humiliate her? It says she was sitting with her husband or boyfriend? I don’t understand why he would go ask her those questions unless he was propositioning her or he had been trying to flirt with her and she shut him down earlier and this was his way of telling her he thought she was sleazy, which of course just made him look like an Ahole

      • skipper says:

        He tried to humiliate her b/c she turned him down. When guys like him get rejected that’s what they do. He was trying to treat her like a whore and a prostitute. That’s what I meant by humiliate her.

    • Xazi says:

      Skipper — that’s a fun story. Thanks for sharing your speculative version of events, White Knight.

      • skipper says:

        I wasn’t making excuses for him at all. What he did is disgusting. I was just giving my take b/c I have dealt with a-holes like him a lot in bars.

    • meh says:

      If someone did this to me, I would kick their ass myself. And then run in the bathroom and cry out of humiliation. What an utter piece of garbage.

  2. ell says:

    Why do people find it so hard to believe you can split from a partner and still be on friendly terms because you have children together? Imo much of the bitterness in divorces are because of money, and when we talk celebrities they don’t have this sort of problem as much as “commoners”; they’re rich, it’s not as much of a big deal. So I totally believe they can consciously uncouple (thanks gwyn lol) and still be amicable.

    That said, this guy seems to have issues.

    • Senaber says:

      I think it’s because their relationship status seems unclear because they have yet to file for divorce… kind of like gwenyth now that you mention it. How long is the conscious uncoupling supposed to last?

      He will be in rehab the end of the day I bet.

      • ell says:

        Divorce only makes sense if you’re planning to remarry anytime soon, or if you’re a serious relationship with a new partner tbh. Being separated both physically and mentally is probably enough for the meantime, since those legal things can be long/boring. Both gwyneth and Chris are in other relationships so they’re clearly not getting back together… Idk, as ridiculous as the conscious uncoupling wording sounds, it shows that it’s totally possible to get along after a break up and while it’s obviously easier for celebrities who don’t have troubles with money, it’s actually a pretty good example for everyone.

    • Maria says:

      “and when we talk celebrities they don’t have this sort of problem as much as “commoners”; they’re rich, it’s not as much of a big deal”

      they dont face bankcruptcy but from the bad divorces i have seen the people could have been billionairs and would have fought tooth and nail not to pay 10 cents.

      • ell says:

        yeah well some are greedy. but you also see many divorces/separations between celebrities that went just smoothly and they tried to get along and settle it decently, in fact i’d say probably most e.g. reese whitherspoon is also in very good terms with her ex husband and they settled it fine, amy poehler and will arnett, kate hudson and her first husband (she’s in good term with bellamy as well although they were never married), russell crowe and his ex, but there are more. turns out gwyneth didn’t exactly make up the amicable split lol

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    This makes me so furious on behalf of waitresses and what they are forced to put up with from men. Waitress does not equal prostitute. Being a waitress does not entitle you to touch, make sexually suggestive remarks, ogle or harass me. It’s a profession just like any other and all my life I have seen men abuse the power they have over these women and I’m sick and tired of it. How dare he offer her money for sex, like she was a sex worker or the fact that she was waiting tables somehow means she’s available at the right price? It sounds like she handled it with a lot more compassion and patience than I would have had. Being sloppy drunk is no excuse. He needs help with his drinking and a year of classes on sexual harassment and his views on women. Jerk.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      I worked in a bar when I was in college and the stuff that was said to me made my skin crawl. I lost count of how many times men made offers towards me, and tried touching me uninvited, it was shocking. Often I would then see the same men out and about our small town with the wife and kids. It was just sad that they had these lovely families at home and were out at night trying to chat up girls their daughters age.

      • skipper says:

        I agree! I worked at a sports bar (nothing like Hooters) where we wore the bar’s t-shirts and shorts/jeans. I had older men hit on me all the time. It seemed like it was just supposed to be accepted. Until one day a man kept trying to touch me. Luckily, my husband and his friend were there and had the manager make him leave. The man left behind a razor blade and a roll of quarters. People are strange.

      • Scarlet Vixen says:

        I was never a waitress/server, but I worked at Blockbuster Video for several years which was open until midnight, and even there I would get hit on/propositioned by drunk a*sholes. A couple times it got really scary because we only had 2 employees in the store that late at night. I can’t even imagine how much more of that crap servers have to put up with! Disgusting…

    • Carolina says:

      I think he asked a customer how much for the night not the waitress but I agree with you I feel bad for what she and other waitresses have to put up with.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Oops, reading comprehension fail on my part. Sorry.

      • Frida_K says:

        I did the same as you, Good Names. I read it as he was offering to the waitress the money.

        I realized, on second read to clear it up, that I was cringing through the reading and must have blipped on the subject change (from waitress to some poor woman at the bar).

        Any way you cut it, it’s vile though.

    • Faith says:

      This! I work as waitress (stereotypical part time job while trying to act) and I’ve had a man clearly in his 70’s wank off while under a table while I was mopping the floor, turns out he’d touch himself every time I bent over. He even had the audacity to fix himself as he was asked to leave.

    • Jessica2 says:

      I’m a CPA and used to work for a Big 4 accounting firm. While I was never propositioned for $, I was propositioned all the time. There are just men that will do this. It’s exhausting.

  4. How humiliating for everyone involved.

  5. Ginger says:

    Wow! What a sloppy drunk! My husband is a former bouncer so I’m not sure this guy Mike would have left the restaurant with all of his teeth had he pulled that stunt on me. The woman’s husband who he propositioned deserves kudos for being calm and letting security handle the situation. Having lived in Las Vegas for many years and working in a casino, I have been propositioned merely because I was there and the patron was drunk. A lot of tourists have an “anything goes” attitude while there and also believe the locals are fair game and that prostitution is legal there (It isn’t in Clark County). A guy once tried to proposition me and asked what I was doing when I got off of work so I told him “Going home to my husband and infant.” But he kept persisting and acting like a jerk. It’s a tough situation to handle because you don’t want to piss off your employer but you don’t want to be treated like a piece of meat either.

    • Tig says:

      Former waitress in a resort area here, and yes, it is a fine line to walk. I cannot imagine negotiating a work environment like Vegas!!

      I wouldn’t be too hard on management/ for all we know this guy and/or his friend were regs, and the waitress may have been willing to chalk this up to a one time mess up w/o alerting the maitre d. The situation in the bar tho- yikes! Glad to read about telling cab to take him home and not to another bar!

  6. sally says:

    From the way I read it, Mike didn’t get kicked out until he tried to start a fight with a male. But sexually harassing a female waiter is no big deal? The restaurant should’ve have kicked him out as soon as he start making the waitress uncomfortable.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      I agree. Sure, he was drunk – totally wasted – HOWEVER, he’s still a douche for whipping out his cash and treating her like a whore. He obviously has a hard time accepting “No” and his inclination is to lash out when he does get told ‘No’. I have zero sympathy until/unless he gets help.

  7. Esmom says:

    He seems like a real prize.

  8. scout says:

    Where do they find these D..bags anyway. Most guys outdo each other in bad behavior in Hollywood it seems.

    • bokchoi says:

      Future NHL stars are treated like extra-special snowflakes from a very very young age. This guy has been treated with priviledge for most of his life, and then he was handed a whack of cash to play. No small wonder he’s a douche.

      • idsmith says:

        Not only that but his family is extremely wealthy and he was already very rich without the bonus hockey cheques. Double whammy of douchiness.

    • Jaded says:

      He’s not from Hollywood, he’s from Edmonton, Alberta, and has played for the Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, Ottawa Senators, New York Islanders, and the Pittsburgh Penguins. He had to retire due to hip problems and surgeries. Pro hockey players, for the most part, are cave men. I worked for a pro hockey organization and actually dated a pro hockey player ages ago (big mistake…). It was bad then and it’s worse now as contracts have gone into the stratosphere – you get some utter lout, playing a violent game, being paid gazillions – recipe for disaster.

    • The Other Katherine says:

      Most professional athletes who play team sports seem to be incapable of having normal, faithful romantic relationships. It’s like the star high school quarterback, only much, much worse.

  9. Talie says:

    The word was that they were for sure split that she had moved on, but publicly, she wanted to keep this going with him. Why? Who knows!

  10. Erinn says:

    Ugh. It’s only 930 am and I got lost after reading Steakhouse. How am I craving steak at 930 in the morning!?

    I have a soft spot for Hilary. She’s a few years older than I am, and Lizzie McGuire was one of my favorites growing up. But – if they’re not together – I mean I guess he’s free to hook up? They seem very off and on. This whole thing was a shitshow for everyone involved though, I can’t imagine how embarrassing that must be.

    He’s been retired for a few years now, but the guys always had money. His family founded “The Brick” which was sold for like… 700 million to Leon’s. I think he likely has quite a sense of entitlement.

  11. Jayna says:

    The guy was utterly trashed out of his mind. Even his friends left and gave up on him as he kept getting drunker and drunker and out of control. I suspect his alcoholism is the problem in their relationship.

    The source said he is always well-liked at that establishment. So I think alcohol is his main problem and he is just getting progressively worse. Just his behavior, the making a fool of himself, approaching that couple, it’s a man so drunk his reality is beyond gone. He needs to go to rehab.

  12. Dancinnancy says:

    Hockey Player.

  13. aenflex says:

    The guy was wasted. He was clearly an ass, and being drunk doesn’t excuse his actions, but I don’t get why so many are surprised that he didn’t get beat up, why so many mention that their husbands or boyfriends would’ve reacted violently. Who beats on a piss drunk dude?
    Personally I’d be appalled, versus flattered, if my husband beat up some wasted barfly for any reason apart from self defense.

    • anon33 says:

      There’s a very fine line between “non-offensive drunk antics” and someone throwing a wad of money in your wife or GF’s face. I’d be beating on the dude myself, that’s for sure, but if my husband just sat there quietly while all that went down? I’d be upset. Also, not sure what his level of intoxication has to do with anything…if he’s being an a88hole and threatening people, someone needed to do something, regardless.

  14. Cinderella says:

    When he completes rehab, Hilary should be done with him.

  15. serena says:

    What a douchebag, good thing the waitress’s boyfriend was gracious enoght not to beat him up. ‘Cause I would have smacked the hell out of him.

  16. Bread and Circuses says:

    That is very sad-sounding, and honestly, the couple (and the waitress before them) sounds like they were being really nice to a guy who had gotten himself into a pathetic state.

  17. JenniferJustice says:

    The waitress wasn’t interested, so he tried to shame her by treating her like a protistute. What a transparent loser!

    And Dayum! He is one fugly dude! He WOULD have to pay for it.

  18. Murphy says:

    I was surprised this wasn’t a bigger story yesterday.

  19. Rhiley says:

    The most interesting thing I find about this story is his pants. Three different ones and they all have those horrid ankle things. It is like they are sweat pants but they are not. One pair is bad enough, but three?

  20. Me too says:

    I’m sure flirting for tips is fine though, right? As long as the waitress uses her sexuality to get money, it is fine. If a man wants to play, suddenly it is offensive. Oh, the hypocrisy.

  21. Ash says:

    WTF With his hands!?!!?

  22. Cee says:

    And Hilary has filed for divorce.

  23. Penelope says:

    No big surprise here. He was well known as a douchebag long before he married her.