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.
Hilary Duff, Mike Comrie Announce They're Splitting After Three Years of Marriage
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.
For more, pick up this week’s issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now.