Hilary Duff really wants to have more children
Hilary Duff Isn’t Hiding About Anything Motherhood-Related in New Interview
In an interview with Romper, the actress opened up about the possibility of having more children, juggling her career and motherhood and more. And in a wonderfully relatable moment, she even easily admitted that she had put on some gym clothes and then decided to hit the Taco Bell instead of the weights.
Duff is right in the middle of the glorious years “mum mum mum mum mum”. And despite the constant chaos and superhuman level of patience and multitasking that this stage of motherhood demands, that doesn’t mean she’s necessarily done with having more children.
— Romper (@romper) February 23, 2022
When asked point-blank during the interview, “So, are you done?” Duff has an equally blunt and honest answer: “I don’t think so.”
Despite her successful career and three children (she’s also mum to Banks, 3, and Mae, 11 months), she isn’t shy about adding more babies to her blended family mix. “It’s psychotic, I know. We could be,” she said. “I don’t know. I love being a parent to Matt. (Duff married musician and producer Matthew Koma in 2019.)
And now that their second daughter is approaching her first birthday, Duff hasn’t made any definite plans as to whether Mae is her last. “We are obsessed with our children, even though we are so exhausted,” she added. “My life’s mission is to be a good parent.”
But that also doesn’t mean Duff thinks she’s succeeded — or is even close — to achieving perfect parent status. And despite his financial success and access to help, his daily struggles are refreshing: “I wish I could tell you that we were the family that sat down and dined together every night… We all sat together like three days ago at the table, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, we’re all sitting at the table together! What will we be talking about? The highlight of the day? The worst part of the day? Go!’ And Luca was like, ‘What’s wrong with you?’
And Duff tries to apply that same honesty when it comes to his parenting style — like when his son “uttered one of the most esoteric euphemisms for penis” and asked him what it meant. At that point, Duff — like every other stunned parent who’s been in a similar situation with a curious child — had options. “It’s that moment where you’re like, ‘OK, here’s my choice: Am I going to lie, or am I just going to be an open book?’ And it’s so much healthier to be an open book,” she said.
It’s that same honest spirit that she also embraced while playing a parental edition of Never Have I Ever with Romper. With each of her outspoken responses, such as using her kids as an excuse to cancel her plans (“it’s your right as a parent!” she admits) or just donning gym clothes to sit down and eat snacks (“Once I even went to Taco Bell instead of the gym”), all we can say is: Same, Hilary. Just, same.