Hilary Duff doesn’t find marriage important anymore

Los Angeles: Following her failed marriage to estranged husband Mike Comrie, singer Hilary Duff has confessed that marriage is no longer important to her.

“I don’t want to say I wouldn’t get married again, but it’s not important to me. I don’t feel I would need to be married to have another child,” Duff was quoted as saying by Redbook magazine, reports aceshowbiz.com.

“If I felt strongly enough toward someone or if someone felt strongly about it, I might say okay. But it’s not essential,” she added.

The “So yesterday” hitmaker also addressed “mean” reports about her post-baby body after she gave birth to her son Luca in 2012.

“After I had Luca, I went out to, like, the breast-pump store — I was still huge — and I just had a comfortable outfit on. And the next day (in the tabloids) it was like, ‘Hilary debuts post-baby bod!’ And I was like, ‘That’s not a debut! That’s an errand!’,” she said.

Back then, Duff didn’t think the news reports were rude as she didn’t really pay attention to them.

“It was such a happy time that honestly I didn’t care; it wasn’t until later that I realised how mean and invasive it was,” she added.

On another note, the actress-singer also admits that she is always faced with the dilemma of choosing between work and family commitments.

“It’s hard to say that you really can have it all. I think you can to a certain degree, but fully loaded, pedal-all-the-way-down is tough,” Duff admitted.

“You’re missing out on something, either on the career or on the family. When I’m really busy with work, I feel extremely guilty.”