Hilary Duff and husband Mike Comrie ended their three-year marriage in January. They’ve managed to keep things sweet, but it’s not just maintaining a happy front for the sake of their 2-year-old son, Luca. 

“You know, we love each other so much and we really love spending time together,” the actress said on May 1.

“So when you see us out it’s not just for Luca — it’s because we make plans and we hang out.”

When they got married in 2010, she was 22 and the former ice-hockey player was 29. Luca arrived 19 months later.

When cracks started to appear, “I think we got to a point where we were like, ‘We really need to honour happiness, and so, whatever that is and however we need to sort that out or work that out, we’re doing that,” she said.

“She really does care about him and he really does care about her,” said one source, who revealed they had tried couples therapy. “They’re still going to go to the park together.” 

And indeed they do. The pair were spotted at at the Coachella Music Festival and before that, having a holiday with Luca for Valentine’s Day (pictured). 

“We’re constantly seen together and everyone’s like, ‘What are they doing? Are they back together or are they not?'” said Hilary.

“We’re really good friends and we have so much respect for each other, and, obviously, Luca is our No. 1 priority. We don’t know what our future looks like right now, but we’re both doing really good and just figuring out, you know, what makes us happy.”

Have you got an ex you can keep things sweet with? Or are things just barely civil for the sake of your kids? Or not even that? We’d love to hear your stories.

Image courtesy of Hilary Duff’s Instagram page http://instagram.com/p/kZrNSKNTYZ/
  • I make a point of having a good relationship with my ex. I admit it is more for the sake of my kids but it makes things so much easier when it comes to co parenting.


  • My ex and I get along, most of the time. We have always put our 3 children first but also backed each other up when it comes to punishment or support, they cannot divide and conquer, or play one parent against the other. We usually spend Christmas together and we have been on holidays together too. It is good for us and great for the kids.


  • at least they do get along for his sake. they will probably stop looking so affectionate though as soon as thy get new partners


  • great to see this you don’t see or hear enough of this but it does happen.


  • It’s great they can maintain a healthy friendship for the sake of the child at least, wonderful.


  • That’s great they can do that for their child :)


  • Gah this is why I love her so much! What a great example to show Luca even though they may not be together for now it doesn’t have to end in bitterness and anger. It shows him that not everything turns sour and how a beautiful friendship can develop through hardship. Personally I don’t think I could be friends or as close as Hilary is with her ex it would be too hard for me. But thumbs up for all those out there that are on good terms with their ex


  • For children we seem to be able to do alot, thats what life’s about isnt it.


  • It’s great to be able ti stay friends with your ex. Especially if children are involved.


  • Used to watch Hilary Duff on Lizzie Maguire… And now she’s a mum! About that question – no, all my exes are now strangers.


  • great article, thanks for sharing


  • fantastic for them, and how much their child will benifit from it


  • this is very good to see


  • I wish all separated couples were this pleasant with each other.


  • The best thing for the kids is if you can be friends.


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