Hilary Duff had a baby boy yesterday! Though it felt like she was pregnant forever, once little Luca Cruz Comrie was born on March 20, everyone realized just how fast time’s gone by. Since we grew up with Hil ever since we first met her on Lizzie McGuire, the fact that she’s married with a son is sort of mindblowing!
It’s also awesome and nostalgic. Can you imagine how adorable that little guy is going to be?! To celebrate, let’s take a trip down memory lane and remember just what makes Hilary Duff one of the “Most Wanted” celebs ever.
Casper Meets Wendy
Hilary Duff was sooo cute in Casper Meets Wendy! Playing Wendy, the good lil’ witch, Hilary dons red throughout the entire movie. Our fave scene? When she taunts a warlock and shows not only her sass, but her youth. See what we mean in this trailer!
Whatever this was
We know it’s probably not Hilary Duff’s proudest moment, especially considering she’s a fashionista now. The point is, whatever went on with this belly shirt-kimono hybrid is over. She learned from it and she moved on. And for that, we are grateful.
In her breakout role, Hilary Duff is your average teen–just with her own cartoon doppelganger. (We think the real life Hil is cuter, though!) Thanks to YouTube, you can get nostalgic with so many episodes!
Her consistent charity work
A lot of stars will do charity work for the sake of a photo op, or have their assistants and PR teams arrange stuff for them when they’re in trouble. Seeing as Hilary Duff generally avoids scandal altogether, when she gives back, you know that she means it! Her fave cause? The Great American Bake Sale, which combines her love of baking with fighting hunger.
A Cinderella Story
We all know how Cinderella ends, but you know you still love it anyway. Hilary and Jennifer Coolidge are so funny in this–and we love that it’s modern enough to relate to. After all, you know what comes with actual horse drawn carriages? That’s right. Horse poop.
Hello, breakup anthem! Hil sang about keeping her ex’s stuff and moving right on with her life. “You made my mind up for me when you started to ignore me.” Take that, Aaron Carter!
Is it us or was this the theme song to like, everything? You could not escape this even if you wanted to. Thing is, you didn’t want to. It was so catchy that it gave the world musical Stockholm syndrome.
She’s a chameleon…
We both love and secretly wish we could hate Hilary Duff for this: she looks good all the time. Blonde, brunette, glam, grunge, petite, preggers–she can pull off just about anything and make it elegant, and her gorgeous eyes and skin allow her to do pretty much anything she wants with her hair and makeup. Fun fact: She often does her own makeup for red carpet events. She’s that good. Ugh.
…And it’s contagious!
Nothing against Joel Madden or his current lady, Nicole Richie, but didn’t he clean up so nicely when he was with Hil?
She consistently upgrades
Think about it: Hilary Duff went from Aaron Carter to Joel Madden to hockey star and mogul Mike Comrie, who pretty much worships the ground she walks on. And why shouldn’t he? We love a gal who doesn’t settle or crumble just because one dude’s a jerk. The right one will treat you like a queen!
In addition to being a pop star, a movie star, and style icon, Hil went and wrote two books and took Harvard courses. Is there anything she can’t do? No, really, is there? It’s cool, we’ll wait.
Her sisterly love
A lot of siblings have a sense of rivalry, but Haylie and Hilary Duff have a strong bond and totally support one another. Hil even got Haylie a costarring role in Material Girls! Love love love.
Hilary Duff’s Pregnancy Secrets
Poking fun at herself and at celeb endorsements, Hil cracked the world up with this Funny or Die clip depicting her extreme hormonal changes. And we do mean extreme. We wonder how lil’ Luca Cruz will feel when he sees this in a few years!
What’s your favorite Hilary Duff moment? Can you believe Lizzie McGuire is a mommy? What do you think about the name Luca Cruz Comrie? Tell us everything in the comments!