After opening up about her birth experience, Lizzie McGuire star, Hilary Duff, has faced some serious controversy...

Now, Hilary Duff is a ray of sunshine.

She's one of the few people in the world with a truly infectious smile - and when she laughs, it seems to light up the room.

She's best known for the role that made her.

Duff played the titular character in classic '00s teen sitcom, Lizzie McGuire - which, for many of us, was the show that marked our childhoods.

Duff's love life has been something of a whirlwind.

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After dating musicians, Aaron Carter and Joel Madden, in her teens, Duff eventually married Canadian NHL player, Mike Comrie, in August 2010.

The pair had one child together.

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Their son, Luca Cruz Comrie, was born in March 2012 - and here are the 3 of them together.

It seems like Duff is still pretty obsessed with her baby.

Now, 9-years-old, Luca makes regular guest appearances on Duff's social media pages - and it appears that the 2 are very close.

Unfortunately, not all relationships are so simple.


In January 2014, Duff and Comrie announced they were splitting up. Reportedly, their separation and divorce were amicable, and the 2 continue to co-parent Luca.

But love was just around the corner for Duff.

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She met musician, singer, and songwriter, Matthew Koma, when working on her 2015 album, Breathe In. Breathe Out., and 2 years later, in January 2017, the pair got together.

And soon there was even more good news.

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Duff announced that she and Koma were pregnant in June 2018.

And in October 2018, their family was complete.

Duff gave birth to her second child and first daughter, Banks Violet Bair, via water birth in her home in Los Angeles on October 25th, 2018.

Banks is absolutely adorable.

And Duff isn't afraid to show it. Her social media pages are filled with images of her first daughter, whom she is very much enamored by.

The whole family seem very close.

Here's Luca with his mom, Duff, and his step-dad, Koma, proving that happy families really do come in all shapes and sizes!

Since then, the family were blessed with more good news.

In March 2021, Duff gave birth to second daughter Mae.

But she shared something that many found a little distasteful ...

She told the Informed Pregnancy podcast that she'd wanted Luca to watch the birth.

"It was kind of important for me [for him to be there] because I'm really big on being open and honest with him about how strong women are and what childbirth looks like."

"He knows all about periods and it's important for me to normalize that conversation with him for all the women that are going to be in his life."

"He wanted to be there for it, but it happened so fast he missed it."

"I think that sometimes a 9-year-old boy is like, "Well, men have bigger muscles," and, like, yeah, but we bring life into this world. We move a baby through our body."

"There is a big topic of conversation in the house right now: equality, and strength coming from different places besides your muscles or whatever."

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