Fans were super-excited when Younger star Hilary Duff posted a video of her “pregnant” self, but their hopes were dashed when they realised all was not quite as it seemed.
The Lizzie McGuire favourite posted the cute teaser as she promoted her eyewear collaboration, noting the style she loves is called the “Lizzie”.
Of course, she just happened to ALSO be wearing a rather fetching baby bump in the clip. Needless to say the crowd went wild and wanted it to be true.
“Of course my faves are the ‘Lizzie’ also not really pregnant guys,” Hilary posted. “Just shooting a movie!”
“I nearly died”
Fans were not super interested in talking about eyewear, instead they wanted to talk about the very deep and raw pain they felt when they realised Hilary was not actually pregnant. Sob!
“Hahah don’t kidding me!” one wrote.
“Holy crap I was excited for a second!” another posted.
“OMG I nearly died,” someone else cried.
“I was super pumped for a second!” one deflated fan said.
They were thrilled and then disappointed and then … a little numb. Poor things.
“The greatest gift”
Divorced Hilary is mum to one little boy, five-year-old Luca, and shares custody with his dad, Mike Comrie.
She’s not shy about sharing special moments with her son on Instagram, dotting her feed with cute photos and Boomerangs of his toothy grin and some pretty intense lounge-room mother/kid wrestling sessions – amongst other cute things!
So while she’s definitely not pregnant, she’s happy to fake it for her work – and other people’s feelings about her body are not really a top priority because she has much more important stuff going on!