Hilary Duff Just Got More Real About Pregnancy Than Any Other Celebrity Ever Has
Pregnancy is a beautiful miracle, but anyone who has been pregnant before can tell you that it’s definitely not a walk in the park. Sometimes, though, it can be hard to complain about the downfalls of growing a tiny human inside of you, especially when it feels like everyone around you is talking about it in such a positive way. In Hollywood, celebrities tend to talk about their pregnancies as if nothing could be easier — so whenever a star opens up and gets honest, we’re all about it. This week, Hilary Duff got more real about pregnancy than any other celebrity ever has, and we love it.
Hilary announced that she was expecting her second child with her boyfriend Matthew Koma in the beginning of June. In a sweet Instagram post featuring a photo of the two of them and her adorable baby bump, Hilary wrote, “Guess what guys! @matthewkoma and I made a little princess of our own and we couldn’t be more excited!!!!!!🤰🏼👶🏼🎀 ”
Since then, Hilary hasn’t really discussed her pregnancy journey, but she also hasn’t been shy about posting photos of her bump. We especially love this one:
This past week, though, Hilary seemed less than enthused about the human being inside of her. She posted a photo of herself in what looks like a bathing suit, her belly out for the world to see, and added a heartfelt caption that captured the struggle many women deal with when they’re preggers:
“The boobs are big the belly is big the body is big. Man.. pregnancy is hard. Giving love to all mamas who make it look effortless… this journey is hard as hell and also incredibly special. Lovely to have a little life inside and to day dream of all the new adventures to come buuuut almost impossible to get my own shoes on..sick of getting up 9 times a night to pee and looking at this weird body in the mirror that is not my own at the moment. Women are so bad ass, this was just a note to remind myself and remind others how’s strong and beautiful you are! WE GOT THIS!”
Honestly, this is so real! As amazing as it is to be pregnant, it’s also hard, and it can be so disorienting at times, not to mention completely exhausting.
We all know this, but it’s nice to be reminded that even celebrities feel this way too. There’s no shame in complaining about pregnancy! It doesn’t mean you aren’t excited for your baby or that you’re a bad mom… it just means you’re human. We love that Hilary opened up this conversation, and many of her fans and Instagram followers agreed.
One user wrote, “You’re perfect!!!! Such a beautiful and encouraging message! Women are actually the strongest gender 💪🏼👏🏼👏🏼” Another said, “You’re inspiring. Thank you for being real! #momlife #real” And someone else echoed our own thoughts, saying, “Honestly pregnancy icon of the year..”
It’s true. You’ve got this, Hils!