Actress and pop star Hilary Duff and her husband of three years, Mike Comrie, have announced their separation.

A statement was released on behalf of the former couple to People magazine saying they have "mutually decided to an amicable separation" and "will remain best friends and will continue to be in each other's lives."

Duff and Comrie met in 2007 and were married in 2010, they have one son together, almost two-year-old Luca Cruz. According to People's source, "They are dedicated to loving and parenting their amazing son, and ask for privacy at this time."

26-year-old Duff tweeted a thank you to her fans for their support, "Mike and I are sitting here, we are so appreciative for all of your kindness& well wishes. Not an easy day but we're getting thru it together."