Hilary Duff Welcomes Son Luca Cruz

03/22/2012 at 05:30 PM ET

Hilary Duff is a mom!

The actress and her husband Mike Comrie welcomed a son on Tuesday, March 20, Duff Tweets.

“Welcome to the World Luca Cruz Comrie! Tuesday evening, we became proud parents of a healthy 7 pound 6 ounce beautiful boy,” she writes.

“We are overjoyed and feel like the luckiest parents in the world,” she continues. “He is surrounded by so much love!! Mom and baby are both doing extremely well.”

Duff, 24, announced in August that she was expecting her first child, saying that she and Comrie were “ready to start this new chapter in our lives.”

And she described the experience of being pregnant as “kind of like a little alien has taken over your body. You just don’t quite feel normal.” Nevertheless, she said her pregnancy was “super easy.”

In November, Duff showed off her growing belly on the red carpet, where she said she’d decided to forego loose fitting outfits and to show off her changing figure. “I’m kind of like, ‘Well, it’s there, and everyone knows it’s there,’ so I think it looks better to wear tighter clothes.”

Over Christmas, the star even embellished her bare belly with a picture of a gift and wished fans happy holidays “from the three of us.”

Duff and Comrie — who got married on August 10, 2010 — can now look forward to many happy holidays as a family.

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Pamela on

Aw congrats Hilary! Luca is a very nice name!

Tee on

Aw, I’m so excited to read this news! Congratulations to Hilary and Mike… love the name they chose for their son!

Brooklyn on

I’m really happy for them! Been a fan of Hilary for a very long time and I was also a fan of Comrie during his playing career. Congratulations to them both! Love the name, too!

klutzy_girl on

Congratulations to Hilary and Mike! I love the name.

Still surreal that Lizzie McGuire is a mom, though!

Clayre on

COngrats HIlary!I’m so happy for you :)!

Taylor on

oooh, i’ve been waiting for this announcement! congrats hilary & mike!! sooo exciting and what a great name!

Lynn on

Congrats to them they will make wonderful parents.I cant wait to see pics he must be adorable.

Julianna on

What an adorable name! Congratulations, Mike and Hilary, for the birth of Luca!

Chelsea on

Kind of strange she named him with such a Spanish name when they are both clearly white…

Lola on

Cuuuuute name, love it! Congrats pretty mama!!

Aurora on

Congrats Hilary!! Cute name..

Alyssa on

Congrats!!! I’ve been waiting to hear that she gave birth. I love the name Luck, but I’m not crazy about Cruz. It doesn’t seem to fit. Anyway.. I’m really happy for them. Hilary is awesome and I have enjoyed watching Mike play hockey!!:)

Missy on

Love the name!

Mar on

I love the name and I never like celebrity baby names. Congratulations! I’m sure he’s adorable.

Shirelle on

Congrats Hilary! Love the name Luca

Meghan on

I’m so excited for her! I’ve always been a huge fan. Luca is totally out of left field though- I was not expecting a name even close to that. But, it’s not my kid! Best wishes. πŸ™‚

Whitney on

Love the name! My nephew is going to be Cruz

carla on

Luca is not a spanish name. It is both a Greek and Italian name. And what does being white have to do with what one names their children?

Brittany on

Congrats to them! So happy for her.

Keneve on


Paige on

Congratulations to Hilary and Mike on the birth of their son! Love the name.

kjc on

Chelsea – Luca is Italian, not Spanish.

Congrats to the Comrie family!

Niko on

First things first, Congrats to Hillary and her hubby!. Secondly, such a typical celebrity baby name, lol. Not that “Luca” is a bad name, but its too feminine-sounding for a boy.

Marky on

Wow! Baby is here at last! This has been a long pregnancy, since we knew about it so early. I looooove Hilary Duff and think she and her husband make a really cute couple! She’s done a great job getting through her “growing up years” and into adulthood, without being in trouble, or acting like an idiot! She is adorable and Luca Cruz is a cute name that will sound nice all his life, whether they call him Luca Comrie or Cruz Comrie. So excited for this family!

Abby on

Male middle names like Cruz and Gage are the female equivalent of Skye and Jade (Usually love them as first names!) Just… never a good idea. I guess I feel like they cheapen beautiful first names. I love Luca, though. For some reason, I expected a name like Luca.

stacey on

Do not like the name-but sooooooo happy for her!!! My 17 year old daughter watched her on lizzy mcguire every day-brings back many sweet memories for me. I can’t believe she already had the baby,she only looked about 6 months pregnant. Congratulations Hilary!!!


so happy for you both. what a beautiful name you chose.

JRW on

I actually prefer the name Bastian Kick…

Amanda K on

congrats on their bundle of joy! nice name too

Anonymous on

Great name, and congrats to them!

Anonymous on

I’m surprised nobody is tearing Hilary and Mike apart for using Cruz for some of their names like they did to Victoria and David Beckham when they named their son Cruz (saying that it was awful that they gave their son what is normally a Spanish girl’s name, that they probably wouldn’t be allowed to register the name in Spain, which is where they were living at the time, etc.). πŸ˜‰

SAR on

Well, it’s about time! I thought she’d be pregnant forever. She probably thought so too. Congratulations to her and her husband.

pookiewookie on

Another goofy made up name for the poor kid to live with.

Romy on

Luca is nice. Not a fan of Cruz though.

S1 on


Neither Luca nor Cruz is made up at all. Please know of what you speak before you make YOUSELF look like an idiot again.

Vanessa on

Congrats on the birth of Luca. Thank God there is a celebrity who has given their child a normal name.

AK on

Congratulations Hilary and Mike! I LOVE the name too! Other celebrities take note – You CAN come up with a unique name that is not weird or ridiculous!

Anne on

pookiewookie – Luca is hardly a “made up” name. It is a common, traditional Italian boys name. I’m not as familiar with Cruz or it’s origin, but I have definitely heard that before as well. Names exist from other cultures and languages too, you know.

annie on

Luca is not a made up name its really popular in Italy, Greece and Croatia!

claudiazz on

Luca nice Cruz not so much

Crystal on

I love the name!!! Congrats Hilary and Mike!!! :))))

shannon on

Luca is the Italian variation of Luke, and is, in my opinion, a great choice for someone who likes the name Luke but feels it’s too popular.

Clare on

Congratulations to Hilary & her family! Love the name. Luca is one of my top picks for a boy. On a side note: Luca’s also the name of Audrey Hepburn’s second son. If it’s good enough for Audrey… πŸ˜›

J on

Wow Chelsea, you are clearly ignorant.

ham on

when will women start giving babies men names? Seriously Luca is cute for that 5 month old but imagine Luca at 50 fixing his car at the garage? It’s like a name for my ken doll when i was 7. these starlets need to realize babies grow into men.

Anonymous on

Anne- Cruz is a Spanish name. It’s used mostly for girls over in Spain (I think it’s pronounced differently over there, too, like Ruth with a C added to the beginning rather than like cruise), but here in the U.S. it’s seen as an acceptable name for either gender. πŸ™‚

Anonymous on

Anne- Cruz is Spanish in origin and is used mostly for girls over in Spain (and, if I’m not mistaken, it’s pronounced differently there, too, like Ruth with a C added to the beginning rather than like cruise). Here in the U.S., however, it is seen as an acceptable name for either gender. πŸ™‚

And to the person who said Luca is “feminine-sounding”: It CAN and has been used as a female name, but it started out as and is mostly commonly used as a male name.

Anonymous on

Sorry about the double-posting. My browser went a bit nuts as I was first writing and I didn’t realize part of it had actually posted. Whoops!

ham- And fathers have nothing to do with their children’s names?! Also, for what it’s worth, I think Luca works fine for adult men. In fact, when I picture an adult man named Luca, I think of an extremely hot, good looking, drool-worthy guy (I have no clue as to why, I just do!)! πŸ™‚

DD on

This name seems to be getting more common where I live. A lot of my friend’s like it. I don’t quite get the appeal. I am of Italian heritage and my sister named her son Luca…I just didn’t get it because he has a totally American last name (Though it does seem to fit much better with Comrie and I like the middle name cruz with it).

lena on

Luca is the nr. 1 name in Switzerland (and has been in the top 3 for about 8 years). Nice but too common for my taste. And Cruz sounds silly in the combination. All in all it’s a good name for celebrity standards! Congratulation, I’m sure he’s a sweetie πŸ™‚

Alexandra on

Lica is of Italian origin and EXTREMELY popular over here in germany. It’s in the Top 5 of male names. LOL at the people who think it’s a celebrity name. Educate yourself!

Jillian on

Congrats to the new parents! I saw Hilary a couple days before she had birth on the street and she was so cute!! I love the name. In our family we have several Luca’s, both young and old. Suits them all.


Momto2 on

Chelsea, such an ignorant comment… Spanish people are white; probably you were confusing Spanish with Hispanic, not quite the same thing. And what does race have to do with baby names?

Alexandra on

I can’t believe she’s a mom! My friend and I, we loved Lizzie McGuire πŸ™‚

Luca is a nice name and it’s actually very popular here in Germany as well. I prefer Lucas, but Luca Comrie sounds kinda nice! Maybe he’ll end up being nicknamed “Luke” anyway!

Not tooo keen on Cruz though but the names do fit together well.

Ashley on

Ugh, what a week of horrible baby names, Bastian Kick and now this? UGLY. Those poor babies……

Cape Town Mum on

The name reminds me of the extremely hot Croatian doctor on ER, Luca Kovac πŸ™‚ Yummy…


Anonymous, Totally agree! Luca brings images of a hot, sexy man with a cool name! Love it!

Luca's Dad on

My 15 month old is named Luca and I’ve had nothing but compliments on his name. I’m hoping this doesn’t start a Luca name craze, either way, she has good taste in names. I’m surprised no one has referenced Luca Brazzi from the Godfather…

erin on

Same birthday as my son! Congrats and welcome to motherhood!! Love the names Luca and Cruz!

sara on

Congratulations! I can’t believe Lizzie McGuire is a mom lol
I think the name is nice but I find Luca rather boring, maybe because I live in Italy and I know hundreds of guys with the name! (actually it used to be one of the top names for boys born in the 70/80/90’s but now it seems to be getting less and less popular)

David on

Luca, I guess that’s a decent name for a girl.

Oh what’s that? It’s a boy?

I don’t want to live anymore.

Leigh on

OMG, David!!!!No words needed!!!!!!

Luciana on

Luca is a very popular MALE name. Who says it’s too female just wants to create things to criticize her. That’s just typical bitter women.

The name is lovely and wish all the best for this family.

Luciana on

Luca is a very popular MALE name. Who says it’s too female just wants to create things to criticize her. That’s just typical bitter women.

It’s a lovely name and wish all the best for this family.

anna on

I can’t believe that people think Luca is a “trashy celebrity baby name”. It’s SUPER common in European countries and its been popular for a long time. There are 5 Lucas in my family (the oldest is 67) and also Audrey Hepburn’s son is named Luca too.

Anonymous on

Congrats to Mike and Hilary!!! I love the name choice, different but not too off the wall…my kind of name!!!

chris on

Aww! Congrats Hilary and Mike! Can’t wait to see pics of the little guy! πŸ™‚

Sam and Freya's Mum on

One of the nicer celebrity baby names IMO, like it (my nephew has it as a middle name) – a bit different without being to HollyWEIRDish….! Congrats to the new parents – feel even older now she’s a mum!!

jess on

You can’t picture a grown man named Luca? How about Luca from ER?! HOT!!

eribri on

@ham um, when he’s 50 he could always you know, go by a nickname like Luke….Luca isn’t a over the wall name you’re making it out to be for older guys.

Elizabeth on

For once a normal name and unique one too! Chelsea sweetheart, you are sadly mistaken. Luca is italian not spanish. I’m glad she and her husband picked a name that won’t be embarrassing for when he is an adult.

MiB on

@ham, I know several Luca’s, both young and old, and I can totally “imagine Luca at 50 fixing his car at the garage”. In fact, I had the opportunity to watch a Luca at 30 fixing his car sans shirt a couple of summers ago (oh, yum!), and I can’t imagine him being any worse for wear fixing his car in 20 years time (but yeah, that one is exceptionally hot!). The first time I heard of Luca as a girls name was when Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli named their oldest daughter Luca Bella, and my inital thought was, “why did they name their boy Bella?”

Carla on

Pookiewookie-Listen the name Cruz is not weird it happens to be somebody’s last name.

Chelsea-The name Cruz doesnt mean your spanish, you can be Portuguese too.

It is a beautiful name, and who cares what people think, the parents chose that name for a reason

Carla on

Dear Chelsea: if you have the name Cruz, it doesn’t necessarily mean you are Spanish, you could be Portuguese.

Pookie wookie, Cruz is not a weird name it happens to be a person’s last name.

It is a beautiful name, the parents chose it for that reason.

Julie on

@Chelsea, guess what? Spanish people from Spain are of the European, caucasian race. Your ignorant comment is, well…ignorant.

Renee on

Luka Kovac was the obscenely handsome Croatian doctor from ER, and one of my favorite names. To the person who thinks its a cute little boys name but not for a grown up, maybe I’m biased from loving Dr. Kovac’s character on ER, but when I hear the name “Luca,” I instantly think of Luka Kovac, a tall, dark, mysteriously brooding man! So in my opinion, A+ on the name!

Anonymous on

Congrats Hilary!!!! Glad both you and baby are doing good. Wish you and Mike and Luca nothing but happiness and good health in the years to come. God Bless πŸ˜€

Anonymous on

I heard that they were gonna raise the baby Edmonton,wonder if that is still a possibility??