Hilary Duff filed for divorce from her husband, Mike Comrie, on Friday, February 20. She had been separated from her husband since January 2014, though had expressed an interest to start up their relationship again and had even gone on a vacation together. However, Hilary Duff finally decided, instead, to file for divorce, after hearing that Comrie had allegedly propositioned women at a restaurant in Beverly Hills.
The Daily Mail was one of the sources that originally broke this story about the impending divorce. TMZ mentioned that the couple have a prenup in place, which will presumably make the divorce not as messy as it might have been without one. Hilary Duff, 27, and retired NHL player Mike Comrie, 34, got married in August 2010.
Following their initial separation, a representative of Hilary Duff stated that the couple “remain best friends.” The rep added that they are both “dedicated to loving and parenting their amazing son, and ask for privacy at this time.”
TMZ reported that Hilary Duff has engaged the services of attorney to the celebrities, Laura Wasser. Hilary Duff stated in the court papers that irreconcilable differences was the reason for the divorce. Duff is asking for physical custody of their son, Luca, who will be three years old next month. The star of Lizzie McGuire has indicated that she would like Comrie to have visitation rights, but she does not want her husband’s partying lifestyle to adversely effect their son.
Mike Comrie had reportedly gotten very drunk while eating at Maestros with a friend. The friend left, but Mike stayed behind, and he reportedly hit on his waitress repeatedly. An eyewitness stated that the waitress handled the situation well, even though Mike said he “wanted to wait for her until her shift was over and take her out.” Even though she stated, according to the eyewitness, “that she was not available,” Comrie reportedly kept insisting “that he wanted to wait until she got off work.”
Also, according to the eyewitness, just before the restaurant was about to close for the night, Mike went up to a woman at the bar and started to hit on her, despite her husband or boyfriend sitting there with her. He was reportedly overheard saying “I saw you making eyes at me. Do you like what you see?” The man with the lady objected to Comrie’s advances, and according to the eyewitness, Mike then became “aggressive.”
Soon after the news was reported about the initial split-up between Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie, Duff’s former boyfriend, Aaron Carter, tweeted that he would always be there for her. Hilary Duff was, apparently, embarrassed by Carter’s tweets, though she said that they would always be friends.
Hilary Duff had not ruled out that she and Comrie would get back together during their period of separation. They had been spotted together numerous times and had gone on a vacation together, but the news that Comrie had not changed his ways and had been hitting on a waitress appears to have been the last straw for Hilary Duff. This past Friday, February 20 2015, Hilary Duff filed for divorce from Mike Comrie.
Written By Douglas Cobb