‘Rest easy my sweet Jak’: Hilary Duff reveals the dog her ex Joel Madden gifted her almost 20 years ago has died
Hilary Duff‘s dog has crossed the rainbow bridge.
The How I Met Your Father star posted an emotional farewell to her tiny fur baby on Instagram writing, ‘Rest easy my sweet Jak… a true fine wine ….We won’t miss you peeing all over the house or barking all night…but I was so lucky to get almost two decades with you!!’
The 34-year-old mother of three went on to explain how the Yorkie and his dog siblings had helped prepare her for children.
Sweet farewell: Hilary Duff posted an emotional farewell to her tiny fur baby on Instagram writing, ‘Rest easy my sweet Jak… true fine wine ….We won’t miss you peeing all over the house or barking all night…but I was so lucky to get almost two decades with you!!
Remembering Jak: The adorable yorkie was a present from the How I Met Your Father star’s ex-boyfriend, Joel Madden, whom she dated from 2003 to 2006
‘You watched me bring all my babies home. You, Lola, and Dubie taught me so much responsibility before having these human babies and you sure gave me a lot of comfort and love when I needed it the most!’ she added.
The Lizzie Maguire actress concluded the eulogy with, ‘Night night angel, I know it’s endless (dog bone emoji)s up there for you! Say Hi to the OG pack. Love you guys.’
The actress shared a series of tear-inducing photos of Jak as part of her memorial to him, including one with Momo and another with her baby.
Preparation: The Younger star credits Jak and his fur siblings for helping prepare her for motherhood writing, ‘You watched me bring all my babies home. You, Lola, and Dubie taught me so much responsibility before having these human babies!’
Adopt, not shop: The Lizzie Maguire star has rescued several of her pets over the years, including Momo, seen here with the late Jak
The heartbroken actress posted a similar remembrance when her beloved Bernese Mountain dog, Dubois aka Dubie, died in 2019.
It seems Jak was a present from the Younger star’s ex-boyfriend Joel Madden, whom she dated from 2003 to 2006, but Hilary is known to be a proponent of adopting rather than buy dogs. Her pets, Lucy and Momo are both rescues.
Friends and fans, including Ashley Tisdale posted their condolences on social media with comments such as, ‘So much love your way. Sweet baby,’ and ‘Jak and you sure lucked out with each other.’
All pals now: Duff, center with her husband Matthew Koma, and her ex Joel Madden, far right with wife Nicole Richie. On the far left are Pete Wentz and Meagan Camper