Hilary Duff Questions Lifelong Monogamy Following Divorce & Her Words On The Topic Are Admirably Honest

Hilary Duff continues to be one of the most well-adjusted kid stars turned adults. There have never really been any tabloid controversies surrounding her, and even in the midst of her most public affairs — like when she announced her separation from husband Mike Comrie last year — Duff maintains her composure and class. In the year that followed the separation, Duff has been open in sharing the struggles of handling her separation in the public eye, and things came to a head when it was reported that Duff and Comrie were officially getting divorced. Now, Hilary Duff has spoken more about her divorce in the April 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan, and she shared an interesting and very honest insight into her newfound views on marriage. She said,

I don't want to sound bitter because I'm definitely not, but I don't know if people are meant to be together forever. Things happen over a long relationship that you can't always fight. A marriage of 20 years, the accomplishment of that must feel really great, but there are also huge sacrifices.

What I really admire here is that throughout the speculation she's been dealing with, Duff continues to be wholly dedicated to being as honest and true to herself, and her fans, as she can be — which is one of the things her fans love so much about her. When a celebrity puts such personal feelings out in the open like this, they risk being attacked for their ideas. Duff, though, has shown her true feelings and is sharing that life is not perfect and things do not always go as planned.

Speaking of the media's speculation, back in May 2014, a few months after their separation, Comrie and Duff were seen together on multiple occasions, which threw the media into a tizzy. At the time, Duff had only positive remarks on her complicated relationship. She shared at the iHeart Music Awards,

We're constantly seen together and people are like, "What are they doing? Are they back together? Are they not?" We're really good friends and we have so much respect for each other and obviously Luca is our No. 1 priority. I think we got to a point where we were like, we really need to honor happiness and whatever that is and however we need to sort that out or work that out, we're doing that. We love each other so much and we love spending time together. So when you see us out it's not just for Luca, it's because we make plans and we hang out and we don't know what our future looks like right now but we're both doing really good and just figuring out what makes us happy.
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Duff and Comrie seem to truly respect and believe in the love that brought them together and tried what they could to make it work, which is admirable. Duff admitted that they both have changed, but it doesn't take away from what they had. She continued,

Mike and I were very in love when we met. We both really wanted to get married. I'd been working since the age of 11 or 12, so making that choice at a young age seemed right for me. Maybe it wasn't, but we spent the majority of our time together really happy. It wasn't working well enough to stay together, but there was still a lot of love involved. It was just a slow set-in of us not being the match that we used to be. I'm lucky for the person he is and I am and how we decided to handle this.

I applaud Duff in the way she has handled this very difficult time with the utmost respect and dignity (see what I did there?), and has been confident in the decisions she is making for her life and her son. The most important thing here is that their child is loved and they are each moving forward and in Duff's words, continuing to "always want to fight for happiness," wherever that may lead them next.

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