Hilary Duff is back. The girl we loved watching grow up as Lizzie McGuire on Disney is now dating a hot Swedish author, letting a co-worker take out her “diva cup” and using Tinder. Ok the first two are her character on the new show “Younger” but the star is using Tinder.
Duff recently divorced from Mike Comrie, a retired professional hockey player. The couple have one child together.
Yet, instead of chugging down bottle after bottle of pink moscato and retreating into the dark edges of limelight, Duff is back with a spark that is contagious.
Yes, she recently released a music video for her new single “Sparks” which is contains real (or possibly staged) footage of her friends drinking and talking about swiping right on Tinder and going on dates with guys from the popular app (they go bowling and racing cars.)
Who doesn’t want to be part of that? Ok, minus the bowling.
The video features Duff in this super pop, outlandishly-fun dance cutting to videos of her friends and Tinder rendezvous. It’s all suitable for YouTube, I promise.
Duff is at a crossroads in her life. She was the perfect Disney star who continued to produce movies and remained a Disney darling long after the “Lizzie McGuire” movie premiered.
The movie is still a classic, who didn’t love how she played an Italian singer with long brunette locks that got revenge on her untalented partner?
Duff seemed to have it all so young; fame, love and a family. Yet she is a real woman and her life is going on.
She can still be an incredible star, businesswoman and mother. Love is still out there. I think her recent successes with her TV
show, new single and her rebellious aqua hair are fun and fresh.
The “Raise Your Voice” “A Cinderella Story” and “The Perfect Man” starlet is back to her acting roots.
As I was scrolling through TV channels at school I stumbled upon “Younger.” I was instantly hooked on the witty banter that reminded me of “Gilmore Girls” and “Sex and The City” (not surprising as Darren Star who produced “Sex in the City” is the mastermind of the new series.)
Hilary plays Kelsey, a young, precocious editor and friend to Liza (played by Sutton Foster) Liza is a recently divorced woman who ends up pretending to be 26 again to reenter the workplace. The show is binge-watch worthy.
Duff is still an incredible role model, even more so in light of everything she has been through. It hasn’t been a fairytale romance, but she is emerging with a new sense of wisdom and rebellion.
Who know’s what Duff will do next. Hopefully she just doesn’t swipe right too much if she’s had a lot of vodka…