Hilary Duff: Post-Baby Body Critique Is 'Mean And Invasive'


Hilary Duff has something important to say about all the post-baby body fascination: NO.

The "Younger" actress and Breathe In. Breathe Out. singer has spoken up about the disturbing trend of evaluating a female celebrity's postpartum physique in her new interview with Redbook Magazine, saying that when it happened to her, after the birth of her now three-year-old son Luca, she didn't quite grasp how uncool the attention was until after the fact.

"After I had Luca, I went out to, like, the breast-pump store—I was still huge—and I just had a comfortable outfit on. And the next day [in the tabloids] it was like, 'Hilary debuts post-baby bod!' And I was like, "That's not a debut! That's an errand!'" she explained to the mag.

"It was such a happy time that honestly I didn't care; it wasn't until later that I realized how mean and invasive it was."

Kinda puts some perspective on the whole idea that every time a woman -- famous or nah -- steps foot outside of her door after having given birth she's voluntarily on display, right? 'Cause yeah. Speaking from the perspective of a mother AND a human being with compassion for fellow human beings, let's go ahead and put the kibosh on all that ASAP, squad.

In other news, Hilary, who split from her husband Mike Comrie earlier this year after five years of marriage, also talked about another big issue all working moms (including celebs) face when trying to balance home life and work. That is "mom guilt." Yes that's a real thing some professional moms experience from time to time.

"It's hard to say that you really can have it all. I think you can to a certain degree, but fully loaded, pedal-all-the-way-down is tough," said Duff. "You're missing out on something, either on the career or on the family. When I'm really busy with work, I feel extremely guilty."

And in a third round of realness, Hilary also explained why it is that she doesn't feel the need to be married a second time to have a second (or third, fourth, etc.) child.

"I don't want to say I wouldn't get married again, but it's not important to me. I don't feel I would need to be married to have another child. If I felt strongly enough toward someone or if someone felt strongly about it, I might say okay. But it's not essential," she said. And also it's almost 2016, so.

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