AceShowbiz - Hilary Duff is raising her daughters to be whoever they want to be. The "How I Met Your Father" actress was reflecting on International Women's Day when she admitted that she wanted both 4-year-old Banks and 23-month-old Mae to lead an unapologetic life.
Speaking to E! News, the former star of "Lizzie McGuire" shared, "I'm trying to set up a great area for them to thrive and grow." She went on to express her hope for the daughters she has with husband Matthew Koma by saying, "…but I just fully want them to be who they want to be and who they're meant to be. No apologies."
The 35-year-old mother, who also has a 10-year-old son named Luca with ex Mike Comrie, also expressed her hope that Banks and Mae would grow up with the ability "to know their power." She further mentioned that she wanted them "to know that they things that we can handle are incredible."
Motherhood aside, Hilary recently opened up about her frame of mind at the conclusion of her beloved Disney Channel series, "Lizzie McGuire". Appearing on "Good Guys" podcast, she confessed to hosts Josh Peck and Ben Soffer, "I really didn't want to be Lizzie McGuire anymore."
The "Younger'' star then elaborated on why she desperately wanted to be seen as herself. "For so long, people were just like, 'Lizzie, Lizzie, Llizzie,' and still now 'til this day, which it doesn't bother me anymore, but it did for a while," she reasoned. "Like, I just desperately needed to be my own person."
Hilary also told the hosts how she tried to change her image through music. "And I think I thought that music was going to be a way to reintroduce myself," she spilled. She later added, "I mean, I would say that was five years of my life just trying to navigate becoming a person that I wanted to be, outside of who everybody wanted me to be."