ItĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s not exactly clear whereĂ‚Â Hilary DuffĂ‚Â andĂ‚Â Mike ComrieĂ‚Â stand these days, but their split is apparentlyĂ‚Â providing great musical inspiration.
AsĂ‚Â Gossip CopĂ‚Â reported, Duff and Comrie announced their separationĂ‚Â in January, and have beenĂ‚Â frequently seenĂ‚Â spending time together whileĂ‚Â denyingĂ‚Â any officialĂ‚Â reconciliation.
On ThursdayĂ˘â‚¬â„˘sĂ‚Â Billboard Pop ShopĂ‚Â podcast, Duff didnĂ˘â‚¬â„˘t clarify the state of their relationship, but did reveal that her new album will explore some of her mixed feelings.
Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“IĂ˘â‚¬â„˘m separated from my husband right now, which has been a very difficult thing to go through, but we have a lot of love for each other and we have this beautiful baby,Ă˘â‚¬ the actress-singer said, referring to their 2-year-old sonĂ‚Â Luca.
Duff went on to share, Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Ă˘â‚¬Ëś[There's] a song about Luca and a song about my separation and my love for this person, that maybe weĂ˘â‚¬â„˘re not meant to be together, or maybe we are.Ă˘â‚¬
Calling the track Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“very, very personal,Ă˘â‚¬ Duff further said that her music became Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“a lot heavier and darkerĂ˘â‚¬ following her split from Comrie.
Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“I think I just needed to get that out,Ă˘â‚¬ she said. Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“And once I did get that out, a lot of fun came [in other songs].Ă˘â‚¬
Duff actually credited her pregnancy with bringing about her return to music after aĂ‚Â years-long hiatus.
Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“I was about to give birth, I was actually pregnant, and I had, like, two months to goĂ‚Â Ă˘â‚¬â€ś I was just likeĂ‚Â a house walking around Ă˘â‚¬â€ś- and I just started writing a lot out of nowhere,Ă˘â‚¬ she recalled.
Duff continued, Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“I donĂ˘â‚¬â„˘t know if it was because I was all hormonal and emotional, but I started writing and I kind of took it as a sign like IĂ˘â‚¬â„˘m missing that part of my life.Ă˘â‚¬
The star has not yet officially announced her new record, but sheĂ‚Â premiered the music videoĂ‚Â for the first single, Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Chasing the Sun,Ă˘â‚¬ earlier this week.