Hilary Duff’s expectations were low when her hockey player boyfriend, Mike Comrie, called recently to say he’d picked out an early 20th birthday present for her and that “I hope you like them.”
“Okay, it’s shoes or something,” Duff recalled thinking as she went to her sister’s house, where Comrie had said he left the present in the garage. “I opened the garage, and I was just like shocked, just standing there.”
Before her, with a big red bow on top, was a Mercedes-Benz G-class SUV (retail price: more than $100,000).
Duff, whose birthday is next week, told PEOPLE at the Chanel and P.S. Arts Party at Chanel in Beverly Hills on Thursday that she had unwittingly put the idea for a new car in his head. Comrie, who plays for the New York Islanders, didn’t know what to get her: then one day he heard her talking about her transportation needs.
“I was planning on getting a big car and I drive a big car anyway, and I was just like, ‘You know maybe I like the G-Wagen,’ and then I was like, ‘No, maybe I like the [Porsche] Cayenne,’ ” says Duff, whose manager steered her away from the Porsche, reminding her that she was a “terrible driver” and “didn’t need that kind of power.”
“I’ve driven it tons,” Duff said of her birthday present. “When I called him I was like, ‘You’re crazy! It’s perfect!’ ”
So will the next present fit on her wedding finger?
“The rock?!” Duff said. “No, stop it!”
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SEPTEMBER 21: Hilary Duff leaves the Burke Williams Spa in Sherman Oaks with bags of goodies. Duff, who ventured out without makeup, drove away in her brand new Mercedes G-Wagen, an early 20th birthday gift from hockey-player boyfriend Mike Comrie. She was laden down with freebies from the spa and a large Yves St Laurent handbag.
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Teen Choice Awards Arrivals & Show – Aug 26, 2007
Gibson Amphitheatre, Los Angeles
Hope you watched the show, Hilary was awesome. Congrats on her win for ‘Choice Love Song’ for “With Love.” Enjoy the photos.
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Teen Choice Awards: Backstage & Audience
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The Teen Choice Awards are approaching. They are Live this Sunday, Aug 26 at 8pm. Click HERE to go to FOX offical site where you can see Hilary & Nick talk about each other & more.
Ditching the dark locks she’s been sporting for a very long time now, Hilary Duff (in this photo is with Brian, the lead singer of GB Leighton) debuted a new honey colored do in Minneapolis on Wednesday night.
On her parents recent split:
“It definitely hardens you a bit. Most people go through that when they’re younger, so it was a shock. I was like, This can happen now? You just realize that your parents are human, like you.”
On writing her third album, Dignity:
“This was the first time I sat down and wrote everything that I felt, when I felt it. For the first time, actually, I’ve gotten good reviews.”
“I’m constantly working even when I’m not on the job. Everywhere you go, people are watching you. It’s like either I stay in my hotel room or I go out and feel like I have to have makeup on.”
What’s she wearing:
Dress, $595, by Greta Constantine. Gloves, $135, by LaCrasia Gloves.]]>