Hilary Duff Says Marriage ‘Not Important’ After Splitting From Ex-Husband: Would Happily Have Another Child

Hilary Duff, star of the sitcom Younger, thinks of life differently since separating from hockey husband Mike Comrie in 2014, particularly when it comes to marriage and parenthood.

Duff’s 3-year-old son, Luca, has made a huge difference in her life, one that has only brought joy. However, Duff told Redbook, she has had to deal with her share of “mom guilt” and post-baby body issues. Naturally, the media has played a role.

“After I had Luca, I went out to, like, the breast-pump store — I was still huge — and I just had a comfortable outfit on. And the next day [in the tabloids] it was like, ‘Hilary debuts post-baby bod!’ And I was like, ‘That’s not a debut! That’s an errand!'”

Hilary Duff has also come to the realization that when there is so much to juggle, a person can’t have it all.

“It’s hard to say that you really can have it all. I think you can to a certain degree, but fully loaded, pedal-all-the-way-down is tough. You’re missing out on something, either on the career or on the family. When I’m really busy with work, I feel extremely guilty.”

As for getting married again, Hilary Duff no longer feels that marriage is an essential part of life or raising a child, although she would get married again if it was the right person.

“I don’t want to say I wouldn’t get married again, but it’s not important to me. I don’t feel I would need to be married to have another child. If I felt strongly enough toward someone or if someone felt strongly about it, I might say okay. But it’s not essential.”

It sounds as though Hilary Duff has herself and her life together. And it is a very different life than it was 10 years ago, even though back then life was still pretty darn good. Billboard reports that a decade ago, Hilary Duff was part of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, performing live onstage. Duff performed “Wake Up Live.”

She also performed “Come Clean.”

These days, besides putting out her new studio album, Breathe In, Breathe Out, last summer, the first in eight years, and starring in her sitcom, Younger, she is having fun with her son and sporting a new look. Daily Mail reports Duff and her son recently had an outing to their local dog park with their pet collie, and Duff was dressed down and rocking a new short hairstyle. She posted her new short look to Instagram just last week.

Of course, Hilary Duff also spent time with her family over the holidays, and Just Jared reports she got to enjoy her niece’s first Christmas. Duff’s sister, Haylie, has a new baby girl named Ryan, and baby’s first Christmas was a delight for the whole family. Haylie posted a photo of sis Hilary and little Ryan.

“Two of my favorites right here! My seester and my daughter.”

Not only has Hilary Duff been enjoying time with her son, sister, and family over the holidays, she also found time to enjoy a vacation with her gal pals. Daily Mail reports that Duff flew off to Hawaii on December 31, 2015, to enjoy some downtime.

The break will do Hilary Duff good before she dives back into her busy life. Headline Planet reports that Duff is already scheduled to appear on NBC’s Today Show on January 12. No doubt her schedule will fill up quickly. Get ready for a crazy 2016, Hilary Duff!

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