The Younger actress sat down with ET’s Katie Krause on Thursday, at Love Leo Rescue’s 1st Annual Cocktails for a Cause Fundraiser at Rolling Greens in Los Angeles, and the new mom opened up about the “amazing” sibling dynamic between her young son and his baby sister, Banks Violet.
“Honestly, it’s like she’s always been there,” Duff, 31, said of her little girl, whom she welcomed with boyfriend Matthew Koma, also 31, on Oct. 25. “Obviously a newborn needs their mom the most and when I start to feel bad that she consumes most of my time, I look at him and he’s totally fine.”
Luca — whom Duff shares with ex-husband Mike Comrie — also has a whole lot of affection for his new sister, Duff shared, adding that he really enjoys spending time with the new bundle of joy.
“He’s so loving towards her and is always, like, holding her face and wants to hold her,” Duff said. “When she starts to cry he’s like, ‘Mom, she’s gonna blow! Get her!’ It’s really sweet. It’s like she’s always been there and he’s just cool.”
Duff also had a lot of appreciation for her boyfriend and parenting partner, whom she’s been dating since January 2017.
“Matt’s amazing,” the actress gushed. “He’s a really good dad and he’s patient with her.”
While she’s enjoying the experience of being a new mom once again, Duff admits that it’s definitely a lot of work, but she’s not one to lament the additional responsibilities.
“Honestly, I feel like I can’t complain about it because people have more than two kids and I’m sitting here like, ‘How do people do this? Oh my gosh!'” Duff shared. “By 5 p.m. at night when it’s like school pick up [time] and [Luca] usually has an after-school activity and I’m like nursing the baby at the after-school activity, and then we’re like running home, and [there’s] homework and dinner and bath time and trying to be fun and continue our regimen, And I just have a baby on my boob the entire time.”
“It’s insane and amazing at the same time and you just do it,” she added. “You just figure out a way to do it. But I don’t know if we call it balance yet. It’s mayhem.”
While Duff and Koma are busy juggling two kids, the happy family also share four dogs, who add to the chaos, but also have a lot of love for her little ones.
Regarding her involvement at the Love Leo Rescue gala benefit, Duff admitted, “I’m a huge dog lover and always grew up with dogs.” Now, her children are continuing that tradition.
“My little one is 6 weeks old, so she’s like, ‘What’s this thing licking my face?'” Duff joked. “But Luca is obviously obsessed with the dogs. He and Momo, in particular, have quite a rowdy 30 minutes before bed, and Lucy won’t eat unless Luca feeds him.”
Check out the video below for more on Duff’s adorable kids and her growing family.
Hilary Duff thinks being pregnant is “So Yesterday”!
The 31-year-old actress and musician has seemingly past her due date for her second child and isn’t shy about the fact that she’s ready to give birth.
On Tuesday, Duff took to Instagram Stories where she shared a photo of herself looking down at her bare baby bump.
“Yo… your hotel stay is up little girl,” she quipped. This comes just days after Duff told her fans on social media that she was trying to induce labor.
Duff is already mom to 6-year-old Luca, whom she shares with ex-husband Mike Comrie. She and her musician boyfriend, Matthew Koma, are now expecting a little girl.
In late September, Koma shared a sweet pic with Duff to Instagram, writing, “It’s your birthday. I love you beyond. I can’t wait to be a papa to our little mini you. L and I decided you can be on the sweet team for the day. I’m in the kitchen making you #celery juice. This is not a paid post. Green car.”
Duff has been very open with her pregnancy over the past few months. In August she wrote on Instagram, “Appreciate that this one picked Matt and I to be her mommy and daddy. We gunna crush it for you baby B. You have the sweetest big* brother waiting to meet and love you.”
For more from Duff, watch the clip below:
Hilary Duff is loving that vacation life! The 29-year-old Younger star shared a sexy black and white mirror selfie late Wednesday night.
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In the shot, Duff posed in a pair of bikini bottoms and a sheer cover-up with her wide-brimmed hat and giant shades.
“Leaning in,” she captioned the photo.
The former child star has been living it up in Hawaii with her son, Luca, and several pals. She’s also been spotted paddleboarding throughout the sunny vacay.
Last week, she posted a body-positive message to her fans after photos surfaced of her on the beach.
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“I am posting this on behalf of young girls, women, and mothers of all ages,” Duff wrote on Instagram. “I’m enjoying a vacation with my son after a long season of shooting and being away from him for weeks at a time over those months. Since websites and magazines love to share ‘celeb flaws’ – well I have them! My body has given me the greatest gift of my life: Luca, 5 years ago. I’m turning 30 in September and my body is healthy and gets me where I need to go.”
For more from Duff, watch the clip below!
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