Hilary Duff reflects on being a single mom and finding love again

One look at Hilary Duff's social media accounts and it's easy to see that her son, Luca, is the apple of her eye. Raising her three-year-old child is the star's number one priority, but she is equally dedicated to her career as an actress, even though, as she admits in the February issue of Redbook magazine, "It's hard to say that you really can have it all."

"I think you can [have it all] to a certain degree," she muses, "but fully loaded, pedal-all-the-way-down is tough." The Texas native also admits that she suffers from a serious case of mom guilt. "You're missing out on something, either on the career or on the family. When I'm really busy with work, I feel extremely guilty." The actress currently stars as publishing executive Kelsey Peters in the show Younger, which will debut its second season in January.

Hilary admits to Redbook that she sometimes feels "extremely guilty" being a working mom. Photo: © Instagram/HilaryDuff

The 28-year-old has been in the spotlight for years, but admitted that the attention she received after giving birth to Luca in 2012 was a bit “invasive.” She explained, “After I had Luca, I went out to, like, the breast-pump store – I was still huge – and I just had a comfortable outfit on. And the next day [in the tabloids] it was like, 'Hilary debuts post-baby bod!' And I was like, ‘That's not a debut! That's an errand!’”

The Younger star recently revealed a short new bob. Photo: © Instagram.com/hilaryduff/Getty Images

Hilary and her husband of four years, Canadian hockey player Mike Comrie, announced their separation in early 2014 and later filed for divorce in 2015. While the actress is open to the idea of getting married again, she revealed it is not a priority. "It's not important to me. I don't feel I would need to be married to have another child,” she said. “If I felt strongly enough toward someone or if someone felt strongly about it, I might say okay. But it's not essential."

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