Hilary Duff is a mother of three!
The Younger The 33-year-old actress and her husband Matthew Koma have welcomed their second child together.
Duff subtly announced the happy news Friday in a sweet Instagram post from the couple’s daughter, Banks Violet, 2. “I’m a big sister … I love how I feel about it!” She captioned the snap, which showed Banks sitting in the tub with a thoughtful look on his face.
Several of the actress’ Younger The co-stars were quick to congratulate Duff.
“THIS. PICTURE. THE gasp I let out hit me,” wrote her friend Molly Bernard.
“Wait! Banks is a BIG sister! ??? Well then … I hope you and your family are doing well !!! Congratulations are clearly in order!” Debi Mazar added. “Curious if my prediction of a CHILD was correct?”
Duff is also the mother of her 9-year-old son Luca Cruz.
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Duff opened up to PEOPLE in December about preparing for her third child, explaining why this time she decided to keep the baby’s gender a secret until her arrival.
“We had a gender reveal with Banks and it was a really fun memory,” she said. “Unfortunately, during these moments we felt that it was not really appropriate. The way we are creating some excitement within the family is to wait to find out the sex on the baby’s birthday!”
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“It’s a mix of friends who are excited by the surprise and some who are really upset with us,” Duff added. “Luca is in the annoying category!” (He was expecting a boy, he said, “so he can share all his old toys”).
Duff also spoke about the body changes of her pregnancy, admitting, “I am not one of those women who loves being pregnant in any way, but I appreciate what my body is doing for me and our family.”
“So on any given day, it varies between missing my body and putting on really nice clothes, or feeling at peace that this is probably the last time I’m going to be pregnant and trying to enjoy how sweet it is this time. It can be,” He said.
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This time, Duff said, she was much more relaxed with the pregnancy than with the second.
“This pregnancy feels easier because there was a lot of fear in bringing a new baby home when Luca was already 6 1/2 years old,” she said. “I am more tired from having a small child, but I have less time to focus on the pregnancy because I am busy with my children and with work. It is a pleasant distraction because I am not googling everything and obsessed with everything that is happening with the pregnancy.”
“There is a security in knowing what we need with having a newborn in the house, since we were there with Banks,” Duff added. “Both children are very excited about the new baby and that is a comfort that I did not get the first time.”
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Duff and Koma, a singer-songwriter, announced their engagement in May 2019 and married that same year in December. For their first wedding anniversary last winter, Duff shared an Instagram photo of their nuptials and reflected on their marriage.
“Matt and I were too nervous to eat on our wedding day … this is straight after … we closed a plate of apps that someone brought us before we took pictures and this sums us up pretty well,” he wrote. “Biting through life, dreaming of dinner at 7 am and fighting with the children. Oh, and dodging the covid the first year of marriage 😕. Always with you, baby. For you. Over and over again I choose you and this ♥ ️ thanks for being a damn good man. “