Hilary Duff bared it all in an upcoming issue for Women’s Health: The Body Issue, sharing photos from the cover today (May 10) on Instagram.
Duff, 34, wrote on Instagram, “Sooooo, this was scary….. I knew doing this would terrify me and I was right! @womenshealthmag had the most lovely all-women shoot and I actually had the best time.”
The former child actor added, “I felt strong and beautiful and laughed a lot getting into some of these poses without my high-waisted mom jeans and oversized whatever I normally wear. Thank you to everyone who normalized this day for me and propped me up with compliments and love.”
The How I Met Your Father star admitted to feeling “both completely vulnerable but powerful” in posing nude for the magazine. She told the publication, “I’m proud of my body. I’m proud that it’s produced three children for me. I’ve gotten to a place of being peaceful with the changes my body has gone through. I also want people to know a makeup artist was there putting glow all over my body and someone put me in the most flattering position.”
When asked when it was that she finally got to that calm place with her body, she said, “Perhaps after having Banks (her three-year-old daughter). I didn’t even know if I was going to have the opportunity to have another child [after the divorce from Canadian hockey player Mike Comrie]. So, being a mom again, maybe. It was a whole mix of things—of being settled and realizing that I’m powerful and talented and smart. All mental things.”