Hilary Duff & Matt Koma’s Fun & Sexy Romance

Matthew Koma and Hilary Duff attended InStyle And Warner Bros. Golden Globes After Party 2019 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Jul. 24 2019, Published 8:30 p.m. ET

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Nothing says adorable couple quite like Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma. They met in a recording studio, so you could say their relationship is like an album — one filled with love, support and a gorgeous baby girl, Banks Violet Blair. Hilary already had a young son, Luca, from her previous marriage to Mike Comrie.


But has it all been as sweet and as easy as it seems? What were the roadblocks in their relationship? Did you know that it almost didn’t last? If not for them coming back stronger, we might never have had K-Duff.

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Take a tour through the ups and downs but way more ups of the gorgeous twosome. Here is the relationship history of K-Duff.

1. In The Studio.

Hilary Duff wears an orange top and blue jeans and sings into a mic as her band is gathered around her on stage.
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Hilary was in the recording studio putting together her new album Breathe In Breathe Out when Matt came in to help. There were sparks between the two in this 2015 meeting. One source told US Weekly that, “They had great chemistry in the studio” and "Hilary thinks Matt is very talented and cute."

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2. Sparks Fly.

Hilary Duff, in a black dress, stands next to Jason Walsh who wears a black suit and white tie on a red carpet.
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The very next year, in October 2016, Hilary confirmed that she was dating trainer Jason Walsh (not Matt Koma). But the relationship between Hilary and Justin lasted only a couple of months before he was sent back to the gym. According to US Weekly, Hilary said, "We were seeing each other for a while."

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3. Red Carpet Debut.

Matt Koma in a black jacket and black shirt with white spots poses on the red carpet next to Hilary Duff who wears a black dress.
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K-Duff were seen in public a few months later in early 2017. They attended a Screen Actors Guild Awards afterparty and made their romance very present and very public.

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4. Valentining In Style.

Just one month later, on Valentine’s Day, the new couple headed to Costa Rica for a fancy beach getaway at the local Four Seasons.

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5. Disaster Strikes.

Hilary Duff, in a black bikini, walks up the beach from the shore.
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Within a month of their getaway, the relationship had seemed to go south again. And by July, Hilary was spotted with business executive Ely Sandvik while on the beach at Malibu.

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7. Third Time Lucky.

Hilary Duff
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In December of 2017, Hilary was on The Talk discussing her on-again, off-again relationship with Matt. According to PopCulture, she told the show that “Timing is such a big deal and third time’s a charm! I think that, you have history and a past with someone and love, and just because it doesn’t work out the first time, the second time, as long as there’s not so much damage done, then it can always work out again.”

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8. Dog Adoption.

Hilary Duff, in a blue denim jacket, black jeans walks outside with Matt Koma, in black jacket and jeans and a dark green top, and their light brown dog.
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Is there any truth to the rumor that young couples buy dogs as a precursor to having a baby? In March of 2018, K-Duff adopted an elderly dog named Lucy. Matt said, “I Love Lucy and she...looks fairly indifferent towards me. I will Ricky Ricardo her heart."

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9. Baby On Board.

And just a few months later, in June, K-Duff announced via Instagram they were pregnant with a little girl. Along with emojis of a pregnant woman and a baby, Hillary wrote, “Guess what guys! @matthewkoma and I made a little princess of our own and we couldn’t be more excited!!!!!!”

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10. Hawaii.

A six-month pregnant Hilary took her six-year-old son, Luca, to Maui leaving Matt back in LA for her annual Hawaii getaway. According to E! News, one source said, “It's been a lot harder but she hasn't had any complications. She is just getting used to her body changing rapidly, and the process is taking a toll on her energy levels. Overall, things have been going smoothly and they are both preparing for her arrival."

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11. Take It To The Banks.

In October, K-Duff Instagramed the arrival of their baby Banks Violet Barr. Hilary said, "This little bit has fully stolen our hearts! She joined our world at home on Thursday afternoon and is absolute magic." Matt posted a pic of him holding Banks on Instagram with the quote, “She said she didn't want a serious boyfriend lol."

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12. Engagement!

K-Duff revealed that they were engaged in May of 2019. Hilary posted a pic to her Instagram with her ring front and center along with the caption, “He asked me to be his wife.”


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