The star was still too immature to handle marriage at the time
Hilary Duff married 36-year-old retired hockey player Mike Comrie when she was only 22. And while she wouldn’t change the situation – as the two share four-year-old Luca – the star acknowledges she was still too immature to cope with marriage at the time.
Speaking on The Talk on Friday, the singer-actress explained: “I was 22 when I got married. I’m now divorced, I have a 4-year-old – I wouldn’t change any of it for the world.
I had so much, so young and a full time job. I felt really ready to get married. However, I don’t think we were mature enough to stick it out.”
And Hilary, who has reportedly broken up with personal trainer Jason Walsh, previously revealed she’s not looking forward to marrying again.
“I don’t feel the need to get married again. As much as I was ready and excited, you’re like, ‘Oh, next step. We get married.’ That is the traditional person that I’m talking about that’s inside of me or however I was raised.
I don’t feel the need. I got to have the experience and it was awesome. I guess if it mattered to someone else that much, I would consider it,” she shared.
Despite being happy with her decisions, the blonde beauty revealed it wasn’t all rainbows and roses during her younger years. She explained having gone through a lot of “scrutiny” and was looked down upon for having children at such a young age.
She added: “I feel like I was judged for having a baby too soon, and getting married too soon and now, I’m pigeonholed for being a ‘mom’. Lots of women in the industry that don’t have a child yet are judged.
We are the most in demand and the most desirable, but the most judged and the hardest on one another. It’s so much scrutiny.”