Hilary Duff welcomed Jak into her life nearly two decades ago, and her four-legged companion has been a part of important events in her life, including her children
Hilary Duff has announced that her beloved dog Jak has passed away after sending her heartfelt thanks to her four-legged companion on social media today.
The 34-year-old actress announced the sad news on Instagram, where she shared a series of photos alongside a message about Jak, who she’s had for almost two decades.
She wrote: “Keep calm my sweet Jak. A really good wine. We won’t miss you peeing all over the house or barking all night, but I’ve been so lucky to have spent almost two decades with you!”
The How I Met Your Father star said that over the years, Jak and her other dogs have helped prepare her for the responsibilities of having her three young children.
She said in the recent tribute post: “You watched me bring all my babies home. You, Lola and Dubie taught me so much responsibility before having these human babies.”
Hilary added that Jak gave her “a lot of comfort and love” over the years, especially when she “needed it the most,” and then gave her an emotional goodbye.
She capped the post on social media by writing, “Night night angel I know it’s endless [dog bones] for you up there! Say hello to the OG package. I love you guys.”
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Hilary has two other dogs, Lucy and Momo. Four years before losing Jak, she had announced the death of her dog, Dubie, who was said to have died in 2018.
The tribute to Jak was shared with her 20.5 million followers on the social media platform and received more than 160,000 likes. It sparked a flurry of comments.
A number of fellow actors sent their condolences to the Lizzie McGuire star in response to her post, including Ashley Tisdale, 36, Kim Cattrall, 65, and Arielle Kebbel, 37.
Fans also commented on the news, with one recently writing: “Jak has been with you almost since the beginning of your career. We’re sure he was so proud of you.”
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/hilary-duff-reveals-beloved-dog-26588598 Hilary Duff reveals beloved dog Jak has died while paying heartfelt tribute to fans