Encouraged by their mother, both Hilary and her sister enrolled in acting, singing, and ballet classes.
Duff stated, "My sister and I really showed an interest in [performing] and dedication, and [our mother] was like, 'How can I tell my kids no?
Outside of her job, she has worked with numerous charities and organizations throughout her career.
Duff has received much media attention since the beginning of her career, with focuses including her romantic relationships, friendships, and her public image.
While this isn't the first time they've gotten back together after breaking up, Duff is optimistic and has two unexpected additional people she's looked to as she's navigated her own love life: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. I mean, this is like the third time that we’ve dated and I think that what [Gomez] says has so much merit to it. as long as there's not so much damage done then Like it can always work out again.
Her romances with Aaron Carter and Joel Madden were often reported in the media.
In 2010, she married former professional hockey player Mike Comrie, with whom she has a son. She has been described by later Disney actresses as an inspiration, with artists such as Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez claiming they looked up to Duff and emulated her career.
Besides that, Duff has co-authored a trilogy, beginning with Elixir (2010), which became a New York Times best seller.
It was followed by the sequels Devoted (2011) and True (2013).
She also had guest roles in television series such as Ghost Whisperer, Two and a Half Men and a recurring role on Gossip Girl.