Hilary Duff's Secret To A Happy Marriage: Spend Some Time Apart!

August 12, 2011 By:
Hilary Duff's Secret To A Happy Marriage: Spend Some Time Apart!

Disney-turned-mega star Hilary Duff is about to celebrate her year anniversary. That's right, it's been almost a year since Duff married Pittsburgh Penguins player Mike Comrie.

And so far, so good. Hollyscoop talked to Duff about how she's enjoying her new role:

"I was lucky enough to have someone that can accept my goodness and my flaws; vice versa. I think that's what really helped us."

We asked Hilary what her secret is to a happy healthy marriage.

"Going into a marriage and understanding whom the person is, and being able to accept all those things good or bad is key," Duff told HS. You're not going into something with like a dream of what it can be like. It’s like, this is what its going, and can I live with this?"

In addition to accepting the other person, Duff has another tip:

"Having your own thing going on. We spend a lot of time apart, now he’s here for the summer and you know it’s an adjustment to all of a sudden being here together all the time and live in the same house when we are used to doing our own thing all the time. It’s good to have your friend, go out and have girl dinners. Enjoy your time together but not like suffocate each other I think is really important."

And as far as starting a family, Duff says despite rumors, not even she knows whether she's ready.

"I don’t even know what I'm doing," Duff told Hollyscoop. "Whatever it is, I want to do it right, and so I’m going to take my time figuring out where I’m going to be exactly happy, who knows what’s going to come first."

So what kind of projects has Hilary been working on? Hilary is about to start the upcoming flick, The Story of Bonnie and Clyde, which seems like it's been in the works forever.

" I just got a phone call from the director saying, 'okay, we’re going to be ready to go soon', so this has been a long time coming," Hilary tells us. "It’s a great story. It's kind of the badass version of the original and it really tells the true story of what they were like."

Duff is referring to the 1967 version, Bonnie and Clyde, starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty.

"They hurt a lot of people and they were a very dysfunctional relationship," Duff continues. "I’m looking forward to playing that different character and kind of sharing that un-glamorized version of the movie."

Duff has also been working with Blessings in a Backpack, a charity that provides school supplies to children.

"These are all under privileged children, in neighborhoods were people need more help and are struggling with food," Duff explains. "It’s a really great program; we’re feeding the future of America. It’s really scary this is such a big problem."