Hilary Duff isn’t shutting the door on having more children, but for right now, she’s in a different phase of her life.
“I’ve gotten over the fact that I’m not going to have a baby that’s close in age with Luca,” the Younger star, 29, told Redbook about her son, who turns 5 on Monday, for the magazine’s April cover story.
“It sucked when everyone would be like, ‘When are you having another?’ ” adds Duff, whose divorce from former NHL star Mike Comrie was finalized in 2016. “I’d be like, ‘Do you know what’s happening right now? I’m not having another.’ “
“I’m cherishing the now,” she continues, joking, “Besides, watch: I’ll probably get some evil spawn of Hilary the next time around.”
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Even with one child, though, the Lizzie McGuire alum has her work cut out for her in being a working parent. Like many moms, there’s one very poignant emotion she has trouble shaking.
“And that’s ridiculous,” Duff continues. “I have a child; it’s totally fine to not be slammed all the time. It feels really good to not be on someone else’s schedule — besides Luca’s. I’m basically his chauffeur!”
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But between alone time with Koma, Duff is still juggling co-parenting with Comrie, which is something she’s candid about the perks of. “Some of my friends tell me, “God, it must be so nice, you get a break from your kid because you share him,’ ” she says. “I’m divorced, and it sucks.”
“Well, it did suck for a while; now it’s just normal,” she clarifies. “But it’s true, I do get a break. I had Luca by myself for a few weeks, no help, when Mike was on the road, and when he got home I was like, ‘He’s yours! Bye!’ “