This is What Dreams Are Made Of: Hilary Duff Is Back In The Spotlight

If you thought Hilary Duff was “So Yesterday”, think again.

It’s been 11 years since the former Disney darling graced our televisions as the loveable Lizzie McGuire. Hil  has re-emerged into the spotlight, releasing two new singles.

Her first, “Chasing the Sun”, is so bubblegum pop, it’s like she never left. With a beachy Colbie Caillat-like vibe, the tune is perfect for anyone who’s always wishing for a beach day (Like us. Right Now.)

Her second, “All About You”, was released a few days ago.

But what has she been up to since she finished Lizzie McGuire?

 1. She had her own clothing line at 16

It was called “Stuff by Hilary Duff” (genius)and also included makeup for tweens and was sold at Target. Lizzie McGuire would have been soooo proud.

stuff by hilary duff makeup

via thebeautychannelstore.com

2. She made a few b-list movies 

Moving from Disney to ABC Family, Hilz starred in Beauty and the Briefcase. She also moved to the big screen with “Cheaper By The Dozen 2”, “Raise Your Voice” and “A Cinderella Story” alongside Lucas Scott–er, Chad Michael Murray. And then she starred with her sister Hayley in “Material Girls” and remade Madonna’s hit.

material girls hilary duff

3. She dated Joel Madden before he married Nicole Richie

After her feud with Lilo over Aaron Carter, Hilz moved on to older men, dating the tatted Good Charlotte singer for nearly two and a half years.

hilary duff and joel madden

4. She got married and became a mom

Hilary stole my lifelong dream of marrying a hockey player (well, I guess there’s still time) when she wed former New York Islander Mike Comrie in 2010. Two years later, she welcomed son Luca, and embraced mom-chicness.

5. She became a fashionista 

Gone were the days of hair wraps and bandana tops, and Hilary embraced more modern style. She re-emerged on the red carpet in a chic crop top and skirt look at this year’s Teen Choice Awards.

Then:

Now:

hilary duff teen choice awards 2014

At 26, Hilary’s pretty much done it all.

Although she recently separated from her hockey player hubby.  I hear Aaron Carter is available…

Hannah Gettleman

Hannah Gettleman is a bubbly twenty-something living in Chicago. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Journalism. Don't tell her that print is dying--she's already made the switch to public relations. As a Midwest girl, winter happens approximately 80% of the year, so she knows a thing or two about a good pair of snow boots. She lives for summer weather (even though she can never tan), Boy Meets World reruns, and an unhealthy addiction to dark chocolate and online shopping. She's a die-hard Chicago sports fan, even though she's well aware the Cubs always end up in last place every year.

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