Hilary Duff was ‘too thin’ as a teenager. That is the latest admission made by the singer. Duff spoke with People Magazine about the weight issues she had when she was 18-years-old. It was not a good time in her life, but she is now in a better place. At the age of 27, she has a new album on the way, and she is the star of a new television series on TV Land titled Younger.
With the show receiving a lot of attention, Duff has the spotlight on her fully, and she has made many admissions about her teen years in recent weeks. Hilary has spoken out about her love life, parenting, her divorce, and more in recent interviews.
People Magazine shared Duff’s comments about her weight issues on Wednesday.
“I was too thin. That was not a healthy place for me. I was so unhappy. I remember my hands cramping because I wasn’t getting enough nutrients. A lot of girls my age were super skinny. I think it’s just as bad now, but it’s more normal. It’s crazy. I can’t be that way. It’s not my normal state. Things don’t bounce back the way they used to, but I don’t need to be 110 lbs. I’m a 27-year-old mother. I feel fit and strong and happy.”
Duff is definitely happy about her body now. Hilary shared a bikini selfie on her Instagram last month. The bikini selfie received a lot of attention, and she made it clear that she was happy with her body. She captioned the photo with “#wetstillgotit.” It took her a year after the birth of her son to lose the weight, but she does not let that bother her.
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According to Yahoo! Parenting, she spoke about losing the weight post-baby in an interview with Health late last year.
“Oh my God, everyone was so hard on me because it took me a year and a half to get my body back. … This is the body that I have. I have a very athletic build, and I am so proud of what my body has done for me. I had the best, healthiest, strongest pregnancy. And I feel good about myself.”
Duff is busy raising her son, Luca, while working on her music and acting, but she is not raising the little boy all on her own. She split from Mike Comrie three months after their son was born, but the couple has stayed close. They are a “unit” when it comes to raising Luca, according to Yahoo! Parenting.
“We are a unit and we’re going to be a unit for the rest of our lives. We realized [as a couple] we weren’t where we used to be. But I feel so lucky this happened when Luca was young because this is his normal now.”
Duff’s marriage to Mike Comrie is not her only high profile relationship. As a teen, she dated Joel Madden. He was 26-years-old during the couple’s relationship. According to a previous Inquisitr report, the actress played it a bit coy when she revealed that it was Madden she lost her virginity too.
“I had a 26-year-old boyfriend. So everyone can make their own assumptions about what I was doing.”
She is currently single, and she is focusing on her career and her son. Younger has become a hit on TV Land, and she is getting ready to release a new album. The first single from that album, titled “Sparks,” was released earlier this week, according to Entertainment Weekly. The news outlet said the new single has a very Britney Spears sound. You can listen to the new song below.
Hilary spoke with MTV News about the currently untitled album.
“The album is a range of stuff — I would say definitely in the beginning when I started writing, it was pretty heavy, coming out of my past year of — life. It’s changed since then, which is good because I think that the overall theme too — me, personally, I’m not this super heavy girl. You know? I’m one for the sunshine, so it’s shifted a lot and it feels a lot better to me. There’s a lot of dance — but it is heartfelt. A lot of the songs are about love, a lot of them around about loss, one of them is about Luca. It’s just more easy. It’s not super heavy material. I’m excited for people to hear it. I’m excited about the place we got it to.”
“This Heart” is the song about her son. A release date has not yet been set for the album. Younger airs on TV Land on Tuesday nights.
What do you think of Hilary Duff’s latest revelation about her body images issues and being ‘too thin’ as a teen? People Magazine’s interview with Hilary is on store shelves now.
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