Hilary Duff Admits Son Luca Had a Hard Time Warming Up to the Idea Of Having a Sibling
Hilary Duff, 30, is anticipating the arrival of her second child, a baby girl, with boyfriend Matthew Koma. But the actress reveals her 6-year-old son Luca wasn’t sold on the idea of sharing his mother.
Duff recalled the conversation with her son when she broke the news that he would soon be a big brother. “The first conversation was pretty sad," The Lizzie McGuire alum told AOL. “He was like, ‘Why?’ Because it’s been just us for six years!”
Any mother can sympathize with Hilary when it comes to telling their only child that life as they’ve known it is about to change. Adding a new member is a transition for everyone in the family and a mother never knows the reaction that their only child will have when they learn the news that a sibling is on the way.
Duff handled the situation like a champ and explained to her son that he has a new and very important role as big brother to uphold. “I was like, ‘Dude, you have no idea. This is going to be a really good thing for our family. Mom has so much room in my heart for you and a sister and you’re going to have so much fun watching her grow and teaching her things.'”
The Younger actress also sold the idea of a baby sister to Luca with the appeal that any 6-year-old boy would find as cool. “I also told him that babies are funny! I was like, ‘And I’m going to chase you around with her dirty diapers sometimes.’ And he was like, ‘Nooo!’ If I keep it lighthearted, then he has fun with it and I do think he’s excited,” she said. “He’s touching my belly now and saying ‘goodbye’ to her when he goes to school.”
Now that Luca is excited and ready to make room for his baby sister Hilary admits that she has some last minute nerves about becoming a mother to a girl. “Boy" is all the actress has known for the last six years but luckily she has her big sister Haylie to look to for guidance. Haylie recently welcomed her second daughter and is looking forward to holding her sister’s hand in the unknown territory she’s about to embark on.
“To watch her be a mom of two is very different than being a mom of one, though,” Duff said. “It’s been cool to soak some of that up and see that that’s what is coming to me.”
We think you will do just fine Hilary, you got this!