Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma are enjoying life as newlyweds! On Saturday, January 4, The Lizzie McGuire star, 32, shared a snap on Instagram from the couple’s honeymoon trip to Kruger National Park in South Africa.
In the photo, the couple was seen sitting in front of a large window, seemingly enjoying the view of a nearby lake. “Honeymooning with my honey,” the Cheaper by the Dozen actress captioned the shot. Adding, “Already seen the big 5 and had so many snaps. Doesn’t get better than this …” According to worldwildlife.org, in Africa, the “Big 5” animals are the lion, rhinoceros, leopard, elephant and Cape buffalo. They are also the most dangerous and difficult animals to hunt. Matthew, 32, jokingly wrote in the comments, “I love when you talk about my big 5 red heart emoji.”
Hilary also shared a series of videos and photos of all the animals she and Matthew have seen so far on their trip on her Instagram Stories. In one clip, the A Cinderella Story star shared a video of several elephants walking along the Sabie River. “This is just our back porch, there’s just like 30 elephants—we just count—in the back of our yard,” the actress explained in the clip. “Just crossing the river!”
The Agent Cody Banks star also shared a breathtaking snap of a leopard and a pride of lions, as well as a selfie of her and Matthew relaxing during their trip.
This comes just two weeks after Hilary and Matthew tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in their back yard on Saturday, December 21, 2009.
A source close to the couple told People, “The wedding was at her house. It was small and low-key. Only family and close friends.” Adding, “The ceremony started at sunset and they got married inside the house. When the ceremony was over, guests cheered. The reception was in a white tent in the backyard.”
Hilary and Matthew first started dating in January 2017 but split shortly after in March. The couple reconciled in September 2017 and almost a year later announced that they were expecting their first child together. On October 25, 2018, the pair welcomed their daughter Banks Violet Bair into the world.
In May 2019 the Younger actress announced on her Instagram account that she and Matthew were engaged. “He asked me to be his wife,” Hilary captioned a picture of her ring. Matthew posted the same snap, writing: “I asked my best friend to marry me … @hilaryduff.” The actress jokingly commented, “Thanks for the promotion babe.”
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