Hilary Duff Is Glowing On ‘Health Magazine’, Talks Being “Too Skinny” As A Teen, Separation And Finding Happiness

Bradley Stern | November 13, 2014 11:31 am

Hilary Duff is all smiles on the cover of Health Magazine.

The “All About You” pop princess took time out from shooting the video for her latest single to talk to the lifestyle magazine about balancing her insane work schedule, raising her 2-year-old baby son Luca and staying fit as Hollywood starlet.

“I really missed performing. And I missed writing and talking about what I’m going through, what I love,” Hilary says of her return to music.

Of course, HilDuff is looking positively radiant in her comeback campaign photos and videos, but the “Come Clean” songstress reveals that she wasn’t as comfortable in her skin during her teen years: “When I was 17, I weighed, like, 98 pounds. I was totally obsessed with everything I put in my mouth. I was way too skinny. Not cute. And my body wasn’t that healthy—my hands would cramp up a lot because I wasn’t getting the nutrition I needed. That constant pressure of wanting something different than I had? I regret that,” she tells the magazine.

She also talks about co-parenting with Mike Comrie (“We think it’s important to keep a strong relationship no matter if we’re married or not married”), as well as dealing with the stress that came along with the separation. “Before, I would make a record and be working on a movie and then do a tour, so I didn’t have time to sit and breathe and just be comfortable with me. I got a broken heart during that time, and I had to do a lot of soul-searching. It was rough. It was an emotional two years,” she admits.

As for what she’s most grateful for right now? Luca, of course — and her drive. “I don’t think everyone knows what it is to actually get this off the ground. It’s a lot of work. And it’s a lot of me missing quality time with my little guy. Maybe it was because I was trained by the mouse,” she jokes. Disney divas certainly know a thing or two about that.

Make sure to read the full article over at Health, and let us know what you think in the comments below.