Celebrity Hilary Duff Talks Music, Marriage and Motherhood "Maybe we're not meant to be together, or maybe we are. It's very, very personal," the singer and actress says of her separation By Sheila Cosgrove Baylis Sheila Cosgrove Baylis Sheila Baylis is an Editor for PEOPLE's Health vertical; she contributes to print features and directs the digital Health team on stories ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to body image and women's health. She has a Master's Degree in Gender Studies. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on December 2, 2020 01:11 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Trish Halpin Hilary Duff admits she’s been having a hard time. The singer split from husband Mike Comrie in January, and she says the change hasn’t been easy. “I’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,” Duff, 26, tells Billboard. She has been working on new music and admits there’s a song on her upcoming album “about my separation and my love for this person, that maybe we’re not meant to be together, or maybe we are. It’s very, very personal.” Duff’s album is her first in seven years, and she does some daring things with it – she sports a bikini in her new video, “Chasing the Sun,” and collaborates with Ed Sheeran, the latter of which made her nervous, she admits. “It was amazing to have him there and to have him be so involved. And it scared the s––– out of me too.” Hilary Duff Shows Off Sexy Bikini Body in New Video: Get Her Fit Tips! The former Disney star said that music began to call to her again when she was pregnant with son Luca, 2. “I was about to give birth, I was actually pregnant, and I had, like, two months to go – I was a house walking around – and I just started writing a lot out of nowhere. I don’t know if it was because I was hormonal and emotional, but I started writing and I took it as a sign that I’m missing that part of my life.” See Hilary Duff Rocking a Tiny Black Bikini in New Music Video Want more stories like this? Sign up for our newsletter and other special offers: sign me up Thank you for signing up!