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    Hilary Duff on Split From Hubby Mike Comrie: "Not an Easy Day but We're Getting Thru It Together"

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    Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie appreciate all the support they've been receiving on such a tough day.

    The 26-year-old actress and 33-year-old former NHL hockey player have broken up after three years of marriage, Duff's rep confirmed to E! News exclusively, and now the celeb has taken to Twitter to thank fans for showing such kindness over the unfortunate news.

    "Mike and I are sitting here,we are so appreciative for all of your kindness& well wishes. Not an easy day but we're getting thru it together," Duff tweeted.

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    Duff's rep sent the following statement to E! News in regards to the couple's split: "Hilary Duff and husband Mike Comrie have mutually decided to an amicable separation. They remain best friends and will continue to be in each other's lives. They are dedicated to loving and parenting their amazing son, and ask for privacy at this time."

    A source close to the couple added that their separation is extremely friendly and didn't stem from any particular incident. They simply drifted apart over time, despite trying couple's therapy to fix their romance. They remain the best of friends.

    Duff and Comrie married on Aug. 14, 2010, in a Santa Barbara, Calif., after dating for three years. The former couple have one son, Luca Cruz Comrie, who turns two in March. The pair continue to make their son their top priority despite this difficult time. The duo was just recently spotted all smiles during a stroll in the park with their little boy, and also took little Luca to Disneyland for his first time in December.

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