Who is 'HIMYF' star Hilary Duff's Husband?

Who is ‘HIMYF’ star Hilary Duff’s Husband?

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Katherine Stinson - author

In How I Met Your Father, actor icon Hilary Duff plays Sophie, a young woman in her 30s looking for true love. (Aren’t we all?)

But in real life, Hillary has been happily married to her husband since 2019.

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So who is the man of honor claiming to be Hilary Duff’s husband? What does he do for work? And do he and Hilary have children?

Here’s what we know about Hillary’s husband, Matthew Koma.

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Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma in 2019

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How did Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma meet?

Hilary and Matthew’s love story started in the cutest way you can imagine. No, it wasn’t a candlelight dinner or a coffee shop meet-cute, music producer Matthew actually collaborated with Hilary on one of her albums!

The couple first met when Hilary was recording her 2015 album Breathe In. Breathe Out. That same year, Hillary and her first husband Mike Comrie decided to divorce. Their split was finalized in February 2016.

Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma in 2017Source: Getty Images

Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma in 2017

In January 2017, Matthew and Hilary became Instagram (or rather, red carpet) official at Entertainment Weekly’s pre-SAG Awards gala.

Hillary and Matthew announced their engagement in May 2019. They tied the knot in a charming backyard ceremony in December of that year.

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Do Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma Have Kids?

Together, the couple has two daughters. The first, Banks Violet Bair, she was born in October 2018, and the second, Mae James Bair, she was born in March 2021.

Hillary also has a son, Luca, 10, from a previous marriage to Mike Comrie. The former couple have been separated for quite some time, but have publicly stated that co-parenting is a top priority.

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What else is Matthew Koma known for?

Matthew, also 35 (the same age as Hillary), is not an actor, but he continues to multi-hyphenate himself. In addition to being a music producer (he has collaborated with such greats as Bruce He Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson, and Zedd), Matthew is also a singer, songwriter, and DJ. The musician co-wrote the Grammy-winning song “Clarity” performed by Zedd. In 2020, he co-wrote and produced Keith Urban’s single “Change Your Mind”.

Before dating and marrying Hilary, Matthew dated pop star Carly Rae Jepsen from 2012 to 2015 after meeting while working on her album Kiss.

In 2017, Matthew opened up about how anorexia led to his death in the haunting song “Dear Ana.” Thankfully, Matthew says he is much better today and hopes his song will help others who are struggling with the disease.

“I hope that those who are going through their own version of this will take a deep breath and realize they don’t have to be this way,” he wrote on the National Eating Disorders Association’s blog. Mental illness and eating disorders can affect anyone regardless of age, race or gender, and we are proud to be part of a community that together builds strength from weakness. ”


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