(Photo: Elle Canada)
Hilary Duff is talking about her separation from hubby Mike Comrie in the December issue of Elle Canada and how it was hard on her being in the public spotlight.
The couple split in January she tells the mag, “I have a good therapist!” She goes on more seriously, “I’ve dealt with [media attention] for such a long time. But some of the bigger struggles that came my way in the past two years — like my separation or when my parents separated — were the first times I had to deal with people knowing about something personal happening to my family.” She continues, “It just felt so invasive and insensitive. It got really gross, and I think part of you gets a bit desensitized. The best way to handle it is by just owning your sh*t. I’m human and this is what happened. None of us is perfect.”
And on how her 2-year-old son is growing up with mom in the spotlight, “I don’t tell him anything about my job, but he knows Mommy’s a singer and an actress. We have this book called Goodnight Los Angeles. It’s like, ‘Goodnight, movie stars and entertainers of Los Angeles!’ and it shows people working on a set and having their names in lights. Mike’s always telling Luca ‘This is where Mommy is!’ when I’m at work.”
And on working again and releasing new music after 7 years, “I don’t need to work; I want to work. But I like to be successful, and it can’t be done half-assed in this industry,” she says. “I feel guilty a little bit, but I know that I’m going to be the best mom when I’m a happy person, and this makes me really happy.”
Read more of her interview after the jump.