Hilary Duff welcomes her third child and reveals the baby’s sweet nickname
Hilary Duff is now a mother of three!
The “Younger” star announced the arrival of her third child, a girl named Mae James Bair.
She shared a photo of her family welcoming little Mae in what looks like a home birth setup. The caption simply said, “Mae James Bair- We LOVE you beauty 3-24-21.”
This is the second child for Duff and her husband, Matthew Koma. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Banks Violet Bair, in October 2018.
The photo appears to be the second post that announced the happy news of Mae’s arrival this week.
Duff, 33, subtly shared the news on Friday by posting a tub time pic of her daughter Banks, with the cryptic caption, “I’m a big sister ....... marinating on how I feel about that!”
The proud mum of three also shared some snaps on her Instagram story of her family’s newest addition. In one, she paired a gorgeous photograph of her baby with the caption, “Mae Mae,” possibly revealing that the newborn already has a sweet nickname.
Duff also shared a snap of just the baby’s toes.
Duff revealed the news of her pregnancy last October in a sweet Instagram video.”We are growing!!! Mostly me,” she wrote alongside a video of her husband, rubbing her pregnant belly.
Koma, a 33-year-old musician and songwriter, shared the same post on his Instagram profile.
“Lol quarantine was fun. Baby #3 - 2021,” he wrote in the caption, along with a location tag called “Pregnantville.”
Duff kept fans updated throughout her pregnancy by sharing photos of her growing baby bump and even asked them to guess the sex of her baby.
“What am I having? I don’t have a feeling about it,” she wrote in a January Instagram poll. Duff then asked readers to chose “boy” or “girl.”
Ultimately, Duff decided to keep the sex of her third baby a surprise.
“We had a gender reveal with Banks and it was such a fun memory,” she told People. “Unfortunately, during these times we felt it wasn’t really appropriate. The way we are creating some excitement within the family is to wait to find out the sex on the baby’s birthday!”
Duff and Koma got married in a surprise wedding ceremony in December 2019.
Duff is also mom to son Luca, 8, whom she shares with her ex-husband, Mike Comrie. She told People her firstborn child was hoping his second sibling would be a boy “so he can share all his old toys.”
Last August, before she announced her pregnancy, Duff spoke to TODAY about her quarantine cooking habits and how she was keeping up with two young kids who “don’t want to slow down.”
“I was excited to be in the kitchen more because I love to cook,” she said. “But after a month and a half, I was so sick of my cooking, I was making PB&J!”
Even when she was far along in her pregnancy, Duff still maintained a busy schedule. On Jan. 16, she shared a rundown of what she had been up to, along with a photo of herself seven months pregnant.
“Worked till midnight Woke up took Banks to gymnastics Housed an empanada....and a 1/2 OK. ...BACK to work. Repeat,” she wrote. “Still hanging on to some fashion 7 months pregnant.”
Duff first became a mother at age 24. Since then, she’s kept it real on social media by sharing relatable mom moments, celebrating both the joys and challenges of raising little ones. She took a moment to remember her “old self” after Banks was born, but also put the moment into perspective.
“Don’t get too get fancy very often these days. So I took a selfie to remember my old self,” she wrote on Instagram. “However the real thing to remember is that this tiny baby and spit up and sweat pants and not leaving the house is temporary and will actually be a phase that is gone too quickly.”