From an obscure 12-year old child with a handful of uncredited roles to being an influence for the renowned artists, Hilary Erhard Duff is no stranger in the realm of the entertainment industry.
Duff became a teen idol after the success of the television series Lizzie McGuire. The popularity of the show was so immense that it led Disney to release merchandise that included a series of novels and books, the main character's doll, bedroom set, board, and video games, along with toys in partnership with McDonald.
Indeed, Hilary is making all of her fans exhilarated by the comeback of the most memorable character after 18 years. She is gracing the screen with the release of Lizzie McGuire reboot on the streaming service Disney+. And, this would happen in 2020.
Her professional career is no stranger to us, but what about her personal life? How is her married life with second husband Matthew Koma? We have all the details here.
Hilary Duff And Matthew Koma Married In An Intimate Backyard Ceremony
On December 21, 2019, Hilary Duff married singer-songwriter Matthew Koma in the ceremony held in the front yard of the couple's L.A. home.
Hil and Koma exchanged their vows in the presence of family and close friends. The Younger actress wore an ivory-shaded gown with the saddle-shoulder pad and cape-like sleeves cut up in the front designed by British designer Jenny Packham.
The dress has embroidery with initials of their and children's names. Moreover, the date of the wedding is also embedded under initials.
Currently, the newlywed couple is enjoying their honeymoon as Hilary is keeping her 14.1 million followers on Instagram updated with the videos and pictures.
Start Of A Love-Story
No, it did not start with the first hello, if that's what you are wondering. Hilary said in a conversation with Vogue, "There wasn't an instant spark because I think when you're walking into a professional meeting, you know nothing about the other person. I didn't know if he was dating someone…"
They first met six years ago. Matthew was a producer and one of the writers of the title track of Duff's album Breathe.
After dating for several months, the pair split in February of 2017. But by September, the love-birds had patched-up. In December 2017, Duff verified the patch-up rumors on The Talk, exclaiming, "It's going so great..... this is the 3rd time that we have dated".
In October of 2018, after years of on and off relation, the couple welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Banks Violet Bair.
And then came the proposal, which almost made Hilary choke as she described the moments with tears in her eyes.
Matthew gave Hilary a notebook filled with drawings. The exciting part of the book was a ring placed inside the end of it. Furthermore, she states, "then it started raining, and it was perfect."
In May of 2019, Hilary and Matthew got engaged, and seven months after the engagement, both finally tied the knot.
First Marriage With Mike Comrie
Hilary Duff started dating Michael William Comrie, a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, in the summer of the year 2007.
In February of 2010, the duo got engaged. Duff and Comrie tied the knot in August, six months after the engagement in Santa Barbara, California.
Hilary, in a mermaid gown by Vera Wang, was escorted down the aisle by her mother Susan Duff in contrast to the wedding with Matthew, where she walked down the aisle holding the hand of her daughter, Banks.
Later, in March of 2012, Duff and Comrie welcomed their first child, a son named Luca Cruz Comrie. Mike also retired from his 13-year National Hockey League career after he underwent hip surgery for the third time.
However, the couple announced their amicable separation just two years after the birth of Luca. Hilary filed for divorce in 2015, and it became finalized in February 2016.
Nevertheless, Comrie and Duff have stayed close for the sake of co-parenting as they share joint physical and legal custody of their son.
Love-life Post-divorce And Prior The Relationship With Matthew Koma
"So, I have a new boyfriend," she said as she clambered skyward in the conversation with Cosmopolitan back in October of 2016. The boyfriend was her personal trainer, Jason Walsh, the celebrity trainer and founder of Rise Nation fitness. They had begun dating from August 2015.
Though Duff was initially reluctant to make the association public, she eventually came clean about it. Hilary did this by posting an image with Jason with the caption "date night with J" on October 16, 2016, verifying the relationship status after weeks of hang-out with him.
"I just needed to make sure it was right. People don't need to know my business until I really know my business, you know?" she further exclaimed on why she did not go public with Walsh at the beginning.
Though Hilary and Jason called it quit both professionally and personally by the end of November 2016, she is not hesitant this time to say it was her first serious relationship since the one with her ex-husband Mike Comrie.
Date-life Before The First Marriage
In 2004, Hilary had plans to depart from the image developed during the Lizzie McGuire. She was working on a second studio album titled Hilary Duff to shed the image.
At this time around, Duff had begun dating Joel Madden, lead vocalist of the band Good Charlotte, however, the relationship was not confirmed. It was a topic of tabloid speculation for a long time.
In June 2005, Hilary's mother, Susan Duff, confirmed the rumors of an ongoing relationship between Duff and Madden in an interview with Seventeen magazine.
As a matter of fact, Joel Madden and his brother Benji Madden wrote and produced three songs on Hilary's first compilation album Most Wanted.
In November 2006, Madden confirmed that his relationship with Duff was over, and no hard feelings were there between the two, in an interview with MTV News.
The Infamous Love Triangle of Aaron Carter, Hilary Duff, and Lindsay Lohan
In 2001, Hilary Duff and Aaron Carter, both 14-years old, were in a relationship. The news was confirmed by the teen star himself when he appeared on The Big Idea With Donny Deutsch.
He also spilled out some beans, further boasting, "I was dating Hilary ...then I just got a little bored, so I went and began dating Lindsay."
Amid the love triangle, Carter fling with Lindsay Lohan went on to be short-lived, and he eventually got back with Hilary.
However, the multi-platinum pop star could not keep the liaison with Duff steady as he started an affair with Hilary's best friend.
It comes as no surprise that love-affair ultimately ended after years of on and off relationship.
In 2014, Aaron again made headlines when he professed his love for Hilary. Carter retweeted a photo of the actress and wrote, "Don't be that stupid douche that loses the love of your life forever. Like me..." adding, "I'll spend the rest of my life trying to better myself to get back to her."
Duff did not hold back in publicly rebuking Carter when asked about the tweet in an interview with Buzzfeed. Later, Aaron admitted the need to "shut up" about his relation with Duff in an interview with Contact Music.
He added, "She's got a kid, and she's married, and I'm not trying to be that dude. That's not my intention. Hilary will always hold a very special place in my heart."