Hilary Duff refuses to accept her marriage to Mike Comrie was a failure because it ended in divorce.
The singer/actress broke up with the former ice hockey player in January 2014, after four years of marriage, and they finalized their divorce in February.
But Hilary insists she was thrilled about the idea of becoming Mike's wife before they wed and now the relationship is over, she still views it as a positive experience.
She tells The Love Bomb podcast's host Nico Tortorella, "I wasn't [ashamed] because I got a divorce. It was a big step to take... Lots of people in my family are still married. Actually, I don't know if anyone's divorced but me."
The 29-year-old insists she and her ex both worked hard on the relationship when they were together and they're still friends and good parents.
"It's something to be taken very seriously, and I was so happy to be married," she continues. "I think that I was in a very successful marriage for a long time. I never want to have any negative (feelings)... We got together based on love and we separated in a very loving way. I can't imagine going through that process with anyone but him, and he continues to be my very good friend.
"I think we handled it very consciously and with a lot of love. But marriage is sacred and marriage is not for everyone. Marriage is work. Marriage is really hard."
While she is content with the way her life is going and her new relationship with trainer Jason Walsh, Hilary is not sure if she will wed again.
"Everyone's like, 'Are you going to get married again?'", she says. "I'm like, 'I don't know!' I don't feel the need to get married again... I got to have the experience and it was awesome. So, I guess if it mattered to someone else that much, I would consider it."