Hilary Duff’s Ex Gets His Buff Body Back And Possibly His Marriage Too!June 12, 2014
Hilary Duff’s estranged husband, former hockey pro Mike Comrie, has won the battle of the bulge and pals say that was part of his strategy to win his wife back.
“Mike packed on the pounds when Hilary was pregnant with their son Luca,” says the source. “Of course his weight gain wasn’t the reason Hilary decided she wanted a separation, but it didn’t help. Mike just checked out of life after he retired from hockey due to an injury. He became super unmotivated about many things – especially his workout routine.”
“Hilary’s not vain, but when Mike started once again acting and looking like the hunky hockey player she fell in love with, things changed. It definitely stirred something and it made her think twice about giving their marriage another shot.”
The couple was married in 2010 and separated amicably in January, reportedly due to Mike not putting “enough into the relationship.” As they were co-parenting their 2-year-old son Luca and living separate lives, Mike decided to get serious and hire a trainer.”
The 26-year-old former “Lizzie McGuire” star also has her older sister Haylie to thank for her change of heart.
“We love Mike,” Haylie admitted. “And he’s still so much a part of our family. I think they’re doing great, and they’re just taking their time.”
According to the source, Haylie, who’s engaged to Matt Rosenberg, was a huge influence on Hilary and Mike working things out.
“As you can imagine, Haylie is on cloud nine about her upcoming wedding. Hilary misses that excitement and Haylie reminded her that she felt the exact same way about Mike when they first met and got engaged. Hilary is taking it one day at a time, but now she’s excited because Mike feels confident about himself again and as a bonus, he looks hot.”