Hilary Duff is reflecting on becoming a mom at 24.
The singer/actress, 31, chatted with “The Motherly Podcast” about what it was like having kids before any of her friends and the struggles that came along with it.
“It was a little isolating in the beginning because I didn’t have any friends that had babies yet,” she explained. “But I had been working for such a long time that it felt like a natural step for me and I always knew I wanted to be a mom and I always knew that was going to be my number one priority in life.
She continued, “So, I felt ready on some fronts and a little scared on others, but really I only got scared once I was pregnant, you know, thinking like, ‘Oh this is actually really happening. What if this? What if that?’”
And when son Luca, now 7, arrived, Duff felt a bit lost.
“I did feel like after I had him, I lost a big chunk of my identity for like maybe the first year and a half, but I don’t think that was a negative thing,” she said. “At times, I was sad about it, but you know it’s full on. I don’t remember setting him down for the first three months of life. I was obsessively googling things and I just took it really seriously that I didn’t realize how all-encompassing it would be. I knew it was the most important, biggest job in the world but you know, it looks very different once you’re just in the household with the baby by yourself all the time. It was shocking and it was also the happiest, most beautiful experience, so those two things butting up against each other is quite a strange mix sometimes.”
Duff and her ex-husband Mike Comrie welcomed Luca in 2012. The “Younger” actress also shares daughter Banks with fiance Matthew Koma.