Hilary Duff is scared of one-man love
Hilary Duff is scared of being with the same person forever.
The 29-year-old actress is now in a relationship with fitness trainer Jason Walsh following her divorce from Mike Comrie, with whom she has four-year-old son Luca, last year, but she has admitted she doesn't want to think about getting hitched again in the future because she's terrified of limiting her options.
Speaking on The Love Bomb podcast, hosted by her 'Younger' co-star Nico Tortorella, on Tuesday (08.11.16), she said: "I have dreams and aspirations, but I've never really been one of those people who has set dates: 'I'm this age, so this, this and this needs to happen.' That's just not really realistic. I have a kid. My life is very fully, so I feel blessed and lucky. There are still things I want to do and experiences I want to have, and maybe more kids, but it's not like it needs to happen at this time and I need to be married. All those pressures need to go away. Plus, the idea of being with one person forever is too scary to think about."
However, the former Disney star would be open to a discussion about tying the knot again if her partner desperately wanted to.
She explained: "I don't feel the need to get married again. As much as I was ready and excited, you're like, 'Oh, next step: We get married.' That's kind of the traditional person I'm talking about that's inside of me. But I don't feel the need. I got to have the experience and it was awesome. So, I guess if it mattered to someone else that much, I would consider it."
The blonde beauty hit the headlines in 2014 when she called time on her six-year marriage with the retired professional ice hockey player, before filing for divorce from him a year later, but she's adamant their break up was actually in a "loving way."
She said: "It is a sacred thing, obviously. It's something to be taken very seriously, and I was so happy to be married. I think that I was in a very successful marriage for a long time.
"I never want to have any negative...I mean, that's hard to say: 'no negative feelings.' But we got together based on love and we separated in a very loving way.
"I can't imagine going through that process with anyone but him, and he continues to be my very good friend. That's honestly speaking from my heart.
"So, I think we handled it very consciously and with a lot of love. But marriage is sacred and marriage is not for everyone."