Itâ€™s not exactly clear whereÂ Hilary DuffÂ andÂ Mike ComrieÂ stand these days, but their split is apparentlyÂ providing great musical inspiration.
AsÂ Gossip CopÂ reported, Duff and Comrie announced their separationÂ in January, and have beenÂ frequently seenÂ spending time together whileÂ denyingÂ any officialÂ reconciliation.
On Thursdayâ€™sÂ Billboard Pop ShopÂ podcast, Duff didnâ€™t clarify the state of their relationship, but did reveal that her new album will explore some of her mixed feelings.
â€œIâ€™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,â€ the actress-singer said, referring to their 2-year-old sonÂ Luca.
Duff went on to share, â€œâ€˜[There's] a song about Luca and a song about my separation and my love for this person, that maybe weâ€™re not meant to be together, or maybe we are.â€
Calling the track â€œvery, very personal,â€ Duff further said that her music became â€œa lot heavier and darkerâ€ following her split from Comrie.
â€œI think I just needed to get that out,â€ she said. â€œAnd once I did get that out, a lot of fun came [in other songs].â€
Duff actually credited her pregnancy with bringing about her return to music after aÂ years-long hiatus.
â€œI was about to give birth, I was actually pregnant, and I had, like, two months to goÂ â€“ I was just likeÂ a house walking around â€“- and I just started writing a lot out of nowhere,â€ she recalled.
Duff continued, â€œI donâ€™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 Iâ€™m missing that part of my life.â€
The star has not yet officially announced her new record, but sheÂ premiered the music videoÂ for the first single, â€œChasing the Sun,â€ earlier this week.