Red Carpet Confidential: Hilary Duff Takes a Baby Break
Now that Hilary Duff welcomed son Luca Cruz this week, she is in mommy mode. And what a lucky baby – she unearthed all her favorite kids books while cleaning out her garage and storage units during a move last year.
The actress/author, 24, who wed pro hockey player Mike Comrie in 2010, can’t wait for story time.
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“I have boxes of some of my old books from when I was a kid,” Hilary tells me. “There’s a book that I love so much called If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. It’s a really cute book. I grew up reading it. My mom read it to us, and it’s one that I really loved and kept going back to over and over again. And all the Shel Silverstein books I really loved, like Where The Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree."
This hands-on mom scoffed at the notion of leaving her little one with Charlie Sheen, her costar in the upcoming comedy She Wants Me.
“Of course, I would never let him babysit my kid,” she says. “I think everyone is really cautious about who they leave their kid with.”
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For Hilary, getting back to business may prove difficult, and her schedule is clear so that she can fully enjoy this baby bliss.
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“I think it’s hard when you feel so connected to something – and protective over it. You want only the best for it, and I think you become a little extremely overprotective.”
Hilary and Luca are in good hands.
“My husband totally spoils me. He’s very thoughtful. He’s really, really excited about the baby. He’s a really good guy. I feel very lucky.”