ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not exactly clear whereÃ‚Â Hilary DuffÃ‚Â andÃ‚Â Mike ComrieÃ‚Â stand these days, but their split is apparentlyÃ‚Â providing great musical inspiration.
AsÃ‚Â Gossip CopÃ‚Â reported, Duff and Comrie announced their separationÃ‚Â in January, and have beenÃ‚Â frequently seenÃ‚Â spending time together whileÃ‚Â denyingÃ‚Â any officialÃ‚Â reconciliation.
On ThursdayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â Billboard Pop ShopÃ‚Â podcast, Duff didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t clarify the state of their relationship, but did reveal that her new album will explore some of her mixed feelings.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢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,Ã¢â‚¬ the actress-singer said, referring to their 2-year-old sonÃ‚Â Luca.
Duff went on to share, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ã¢â‚¬Ëœ[There's] a song about Luca and a song about my separation and my love for this person, that maybe weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not meant to be together, or maybe we are.Ã¢â‚¬
Calling the track Ã¢â‚¬Å“very, very personal,Ã¢â‚¬ Duff further said that her music became Ã¢â‚¬Å“a lot heavier and darkerÃ¢â‚¬ following her split from Comrie.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I think I just needed to get that out,Ã¢â‚¬ she said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“And once I did get that out, a lot of fun came [in other songs].Ã¢â‚¬
Duff actually credited her pregnancy with bringing about her return to music after aÃ‚Â years-long hiatus.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I was about to give birth, I was actually pregnant, and I had, like, two months to goÃ‚Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ I was just likeÃ‚Â a house walking around Ã¢â‚¬â€œ- and I just started writing a lot out of nowhere,Ã¢â‚¬ she recalled.
Duff continued, Ã¢â‚¬Å“I donÃ¢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 IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m missing that part of my life.Ã¢â‚¬
The star has not yet officially announced her new record, but sheÃ‚Â premiered the music videoÃ‚Â for the first single, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Chasing the Sun,Ã¢â‚¬ earlier this week.