Hilary Duff has filed for divorce from estranged husband Mike Comrie days after reports emerged of him partying in Los Angeles.
The 27-year-old actress has been married to the former ice hockey star, aged 34, for nearly five years, although they split up about a year ago.
Hilary is said to have a net worth of $25 million while Comrie has an estimated $5 million in assets and his father, Bill, is worth an estimated $500 million.
Here’s what you need to know about Duff’s soon-to-be ex-husband:
1. Hilary Cited ‘Irreconcilable Differences’
The blonde singer filed for divorce in Los Angeles on Friday and she has retained lawyer to the stars Laura Wasser.
The separated couple are understood to have a pre-nuptial agreement. He has a reputation as a nice guy off the ice, but he had his share of brawls as a player (see video above).
2. He is a Retired NHL Player
Mike “The Brick” Comrie is a Canadian former hockey star who played with the Edmonton Oilers, the Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, Ottawa Senators, New York Islanders and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
He retired on February 13, 2012 after undergoing surgery on his hips for the third time.
His nickname – The Brick – stems from his family’s ownership of The Brick furniture company, which was sold in 2012 for $700 million.
3. Hilary is Seeking Primary Custody of Their Son, Luca
Hilary is said to be seeking primary custody of their two-year-old son, Luca, who turns three next month.
She is said to be concerned that his parting and drinking could adversely affect their child.
4. The Divorce Filing Comes Days After he Was Caught on a Wild Night Out
Comrie was allegedly heard propositioning women at an exclusive Beverly Hills restaurant, claimed the Daily Mail.
TMZ said the boozy night out at Mastro’s Steak House was the “last straw” for the former Disney star. An eyewitnesses at the famous steakhouse told the Daily Mail that Comrie spent most of the evening of January 30th, drinking, alienating his friends and propositioning bar patrons and staff for sex.
5. They Married in August, 2010
Comrie began dating Hilary in the summer of 2007 and they married on August 14, 2010 in Santa Barbara, CA.
Hilary said as recently as last November that she was still in love with her husband and that if they had fallen lout they would be getting a divorce.