How Matthew Koma became the last blue prince of Hilary Duff


Never the phrase "what dreams are made of,quot; felt more appropriate.

Just over a year ago, a postpartum of four days remarkably well organized. Hilary Duff took to Instagram to share that she and Matthew Koma He had finally met his little daughter, who arrived on October 25 by birth at his home in Los Angeles.

"This little part has completely robbed us of our hearts," he wrote about his warm baby, not called Cofant Croissant as an older brother. Luca Comrie had expected, but rather the equally unique Banks Violet Bair, the last name that the one-year-old father now receives. "He joined our world at home on Thursday afternoon and it's an absolute magic."

The same could be said of Duff's entire existence these days. Because in that same house in Los Angeles last weekend, mom and dad officially committed to always: getting married at a wedding in the backyard as intimate as sweet. Banks and Luca approached the microphone shortly after the 20-minute ceremony ended.

"They thanked everyone for being there and then shouted & # 39; Fiesta! & # 39;" said a witness to E! News. "Everyone burst out laughing and got excited."


A decade and a half after Duff starred A Cinderella story, the 32 year old multihifenato is living her happily ever after.

She has a prosperous, balanced career Younger with the rebirth of Lizzie McGuire, the beloved Disney Channel series that made her a family name at age 13, a family that appreciates her enough to make the 2003 show movie mandatory Sunday night ("She was so cute, it was amazing, "Koma told E! News recently) and her lovely prince in Koma, 32-year-old singer-songwriter friends say she always knew she would be her boy.

I mean, look at the ink he received from Luca holding Banks's hand, and the musician went to Instagram to thank the tattoo artist "for recording my children."

Then we would say that their love is quite permanent, they just had to overcome some initial setbacks.

Duff was enjoying a third act a little when she and the record producer, who helped write hits for Zedd and Shania twain, connected for the first time in 2015. After having followed 65 episodes as the incumbent teenager Lizzie with the standard interpolation rate (see: Cheaper by the dozen, Agent Cody Banks), he returned to music in 2007, co-writing almost all the songs on his third album, Dignity, a follow-up of Metamorphosis and Hilary Duff.

"There are songs about the breakup," Duff said. Ellen Degeneres in 2007 (that would be his messy separation with the rocker Joel madden), "but there are also songs about being in a really happy relationship. It has a lot for everyone, how about that? It's about many different emotions."

Months later, she found herself experiencing the latter, a casual meeting on a flight to an Idaho getaway, which led her to fall in love with the Canadian hockey player. Mike Comrie. By 2012, they had married, in an intimate ceremony in Santa Barbara, and she had given birth to Luca. And at 24, he found himself taking a break to concentrate on raising his son. "In love,quot; with motherhood, as she expressed it to E! News in May 2013, I was finding a special gift for the role: "A lot of intuition simply explains that maybe you didn't know what you had before."

But by early 2015, she and Comrie had separated, although they remained a cohesive unit, treating Luca on joint vacations in Hawaii and other friendly coparenting behaviors. And although she told E! The news that in April he thought of giving Luca a little brother, "now is the time to concentrate on work and the things I love doing outside of it and find what that balance looks like."

For Duff, he seemed to have the role of ambitious and confident book editor Kelsey Peters in Younger, the TV Land comedy premiered in 2015 and recorded its first new album in almost a decade.

While Aspire. Exhale. (released only three months later YoungerThe premiere of the film) was largely reflected in his separation with Comrie, which faced her face to face with her future when Duff joined a certain producer in demand to write the main song.

"It's the title of a song from the album I made with Matthew Koma, and it was recorded," he said. Entertainment Weekly of the name inspiration. "In the last years of my life, it has been something that really helped me: breathe deeply and let out a deep breath. It can be a good thing, it can be a struggle, it can be some power,quot; It's just a good reminder for everyone Remember to do that. It's a relief,quot;.

Although his collaboration did not instantly lead to team out of the studio, Duff would briefly date the coach and founder of Rise Nation Jason Walsh First, the baseline was there. "They had great chemistry in the study," a source said. We weekly at the time. "Hilary thinks Matt is very talented and cute."

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A red carpet debut of January 2017 at a party prior to the SAG Awards became the couple that went to Costa Rica the following month, but in March the couple had pressed pause, duel schedules (he was on tour ; she was stationed in New York City filming Younger) Having proved to be his ruin.

But, as Duff would share The conversation That December, two months after the couple met for the third time, "Time is a big problem … the third time is the charm!" His work theory, he continued, is "that you have history and a past with someone and love, and only because it doesn't work the first time, as long as there isn't too much damage done, then, it can always work out again."

What he did, now that his previous obstacles were out of the way. Koma appeared to celebrate Duff's epic 30th birthday party in September 2017, consolidating his boyfriend role. "Since Matt returned from the tour, they have seen each other again," a source explained to E! News of the time. "The fact that he went on tour was the main reason why things did not work the first time, so now that he has returned, they resumed just where they left him."

That meant spending most of their weekends together, talking about returning to the studio to find another collaboration where Duff could use the guitar he gave him on his birthday and, in general, talk about how happy they were together.

"I have a good guy," Duff told E! News in June 2018 Younger premiere. "He's great. My mom was on Matt's birthday and she says: & # 39; I love him, I love him so much, he's the best! & # 39; I'm like, & # 39; I'm here, I exist, you know ".

They had had enough to celebrate at the party, because only four days later, the couple announced their latest project. "Guess what guys! @Matthewkoma and I made our own little princess and we couldn't be more excited!" she shared on Instagram, while he boasted: "We made a girl! She will be as beautiful and sweet as her mother … @ hilaryduff begins another amazing chapter."


His love story has since become quite read.

Seven months after Banks entered his life, bringing three months of sleepless nights full of colic, but also an endless and inexplicable joy: "You are energetic, funny, brave and edible, and we are so lucky that on this day a year his arrival and made our family the package of four that we are! "Duff wrote in a first birthday tribute: Koma made a move to completely solidify his quartet.

A proposal had not been necessary for Duff, who knew he had found it forever in Koma with or without the cushion-cut diamond ring he selected. "They already feel married and don't feel they need a signed document to seal the deal," a source told E! News. But it sure was special.

"I came home from work on a random Tuesday, and he is like & # 39; Let's go for a walk. Let's see this park & ​​# 39;", he shared in The conversation one month after his May proposal. Initially tough ("I just wanted to have dinner in bed and look game of Thrones, ") agreed to leave his Brooklyn apartment if he was allowed to do it in sports pants.

"So come on, we found this beautiful park and he presents me with a book in which he said he has been working for a while," he shared about the night of May. "It's like & # 39; it's our story & # 39; and I had this amazing guy, Shane, doing all these illustrations. And he said: & # 39; We're going to forget things along the way, so we need to constantly complete this so that our children can know our history. & # 39; "

It came with a surprise ending for Duff, who found a compartment that concealed his square-cut engagement ring on the final page. "He knelt and said:" I forgot everything I am supposed to say, but you are my best friend, "he summed up. "It was very sweet."

Just as I had planned. In addition to wanting the commitment to be "a complete surprise," a source told E! News: "Matthew wanted it to be meaningful, but casual." However, more than anything, the source said: "I wanted to propose that they mean they are a family unit."

They are quite strong in that, with Koma entering without problems in his stepfather role and then biological father and Luca anxiously waiting for the arrival of his little sister. As a source told E! News: "Everyone gets along very well and it has been a smooth transition."

Duff "always knew she would be with Matthew forever," said the first source (attributes her cold personality and quick wit), "and that Banks closed the deal." Because there is nothing like seeing the man you love being an excellent father to the little humans you love and seeing how, naturally, Koma adapted to his new role made the duo even stronger.

"Honey. You're the most natural bear dad I've ever seen," he wrote to celebrate his first Father's Day with Banks last June. "You always put us first. You know exactly what to say. Affectionate beyond. Quiet and strong. Children don't even know how lucky they are that you are … but they will know. It's a gift I can witness. Every day. We love you more than words. "

As we said, this is what dreeeaammsss are made of.

(Originally published on October 29, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. PT)