Actress Hilary Duff and boyfriend Matthew Koma are taking the next step in their relationship!
On Thursday, the 31-year-old announced that they were engaged. Along with a pic of her engagement ring, she wrote on Instagram, “He asked me to be his wife♥️.”
Matthew shared the same photos, adding, “I asked my best friend to marry me... @hilaryduff.”
It looks like the proposal took place in New York City, since both tagged the city as their location. It would make sense, since she is currently in the city filming her series “Younger.”
The engagement comes six months after they welcomed daughter Banks. The day before, Hilary revealed that she had stopped breastfeeding Banks, explaining, “I am a working mom of two… Pumping at work sucks. I had zero down time and am usually pumping in a hair and make up trailer while four hands work to get me ready for the next scene with lots of other people around. Even if I had the luxury to be in my own room, it’s not even considered a 'break' because you have to sit upright for the milk to flow into the bottles!”
While she kept it real about the hardships of breastfeeding, she emphasized, “I want to say I enjoyed (almost) every moment of feeding my daughter. Felt so lucky to be so close to her and give her that start. I know many women are not able to and for that I am sympathetic and very grateful that I could. For six wonderful months.”
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THIS ONE’S FOR THE LADIES Just a few thoughts that I wanted to share on Breast-feeding. Last week was my last week nursing Banks (my six month old) I am a working mom of two. My goal was to get my little girl to six months and then decide if I (and her of course) wanted to keep going. Let me tell you. Pumping at work sucks. I had zero down time and am usually pumping in a hair and make up trailer while four hands work to get me ready for the next scene with lots of other people around. Even if I had the luxury to be in my own room, it’s not even considered a “break” because you have to sit upright for the milk to flow into the bottles! Plus you are having your damn nipples tugged at by an aggressive machine that makes an annoying sound, that echoes through your head day and night (I swear that machine and I had many conversations at midnight and 3 am)! Ttttthen having to find someplace to sterilize bottles and keep your milk cold (ok I’m done with that rant lol)! Anyway, I didn’t know this because with Luca I didn’t work until he was about nine months old, so I didn’t pump very often. Your milk supply drastically drops when you stop feeding as often and lose the actual contact and connection with your baby (😞). So I was eating all the feunugreek goats butt blessed thistle fennel cookies/drops/shakes/pills I could get my hands on! It was maddening. (Does fenugreek make anyone else smell like maple syrup and rubber gloves?...not chill) With all of this complaining, I want to say I enjoyed (almost) every moment of feeding my daughter. Felt so lucky to be so close to her and give her that start. I know many women are not able to and for that I am sympathetic and very grateful that I could. For six wonderful months. But I needed a break. I was going to break. With the stress of a dropping milk supply and a baby that was getting bored or not caring about nursing when I was available to. I was sad and frustrated and feeling like a failure all of the time. When really I’m a bad ass rock star. Moms get high on feeling like superwoman...because we are! Doing too much, because we can! KEEP READING in the comments below 👇🏼♥️
Matthew reacted to the post, writing, “My hero.”
In September last year, rumors started swirling that Hilary and Matthew were engaged after she was seen wearing a ring on that finger. It turned out to be nothing more than a sponsored post.
Before she gave birth to Banks, "Extra" spoke with Hilary, who gushed over her man. She said, “He’s so sweet," adding that she knew he would be a great dad.
She shared, “He is such a sensitive guy, too — he is going to be amazing. We are obviously going to have different ways of doing things, but that is where the growth comes in.”
The couple made their relationship official in early 2017, even attending Entertainment Weekly's pre-SAG Awards party together. Though they broke up months after, they rekindled their romance in the fall that year.
At that time, Duff opened up on their relationship during an appearance on “The Talk.” She dished, “It's going so great. I mean, this is the third time that we've dated… Timing is such a big deal… 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 too much damage done, then, it can always work out again,” she noted.
A source told E! News, “Hilary quickly went back to spending a lot of time with Matthew. They've been spending almost their entire weekends together. Hilary loves how effortless it is with him and that they always have a good time no matter what they're doing."
Duff was previously married to hockey player Mike Comrie, the father of their son Luca, but they called it quits in 2014. Their divorce was finalized two years later.