Hilary Duff is getting candid about becoming a mom at 24.
During an interview on The Motherly podcast, the actress opened up about feeling isolated after welcoming baby Luca in 2012.
"It was a little isolating in the beginning because I didn't have any friends that had babies yet," she said. "But I had been working for such a long time that it felt like a natural step for me and I always knew I wanted to be a mom and I always knew that was going to be my number one priority in life. So, I felt ready on some fronts and a little scared on others."
She also recalls feeling like she lost "a big chunk" of her identity for the first year and a half after his birth.
"But I don't think that was a negative thing," she clarified. "At times I was sad about it, but it's full on. I don't remember setting him down for the first three months of life."
She also explained that becoming pregnant gave her a perspective shift on adulthood.
"I guess I thought, like, you're a real adult once you have a baby. But, that looked very different than how I looked. Like, when I think of my parents when I was like ten or so, I feel like they looked so old even though they didn't," she explained. "My perception was like, 'Oh, you have all the answers and you know all the things. Everything you say goes because you are God.' I think that very quickly when I became pregnant that shifted into like, this is just me, but I'm going to have to be that person to somebody."
She continued, "I guess I'm saying it in a very simple way, but I very much felt like myself and a little fearful that I wasn't going to have all the answers... It looked like maybe an older person's job to be a parent."
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