Pamela Gocobachi
January 10, 2014 AT 09:37 PM EST

Former Disney Channel starlet Hilary Duff has separated from her hockey-playing husband Mike Comrie, People reports.

“They remain best friends and will continue to be in each other’s lives,” said a rep for the 26-year-old singer/actress. “They are dedicated to loving and parenting their amazing son and asks or privacy at this time.”

Duff and Comrie married in August 2010 and welcomed a son, Luca Cruz, in March 2012. According to a source close to the actress, there was no major incident that served as a catalyst for the separation.

“They really did drift apart,” says the unnamed source. “They have put effort and thought into this decision for a long time. They tried couple’s therapy but in the end, they realized at this time, they work better as friends.”

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