Hilary Duff is officially a married woman! The actress just tied the knot with her new husband, Matthew Koma. Koma is also the father of Duff's one-year-old daughter, Banks, and stepdad to Duff's 7-year-old son, Luca, with her ex-husband, Mike Comrie.
Before getting married, Duff and Koma had been dating on and off for awhile. In fact, the cute couple even shared the same photo on their respective Instagram pages back in June 2018 when Duff first announced her pregnancy. and Koma captioned his, “We made a baby girl! She will be as beautiful and sweet as her mother... @hilaryduff another incredible chapter begins." How sweet is that?
But who is Matthew Koma?
Here's what we know about Hilary Duff's baby daddy and new husband.
1. Who is Matthew Koma? He's a singer and songwriter.
According to his Wikipedia page, Matthew Koma was born Matthew Bair. He's a singer, songwriter, record producer, and professional bowler from New York. Koma has written songs for Zedd, including "Spectrum," and the Grammy Award winning "Clarity."
2. Koma and Duff adopted a puppy together.
In March 2018, Duff and Koma adopted a senior dog named Lucy. The 32-year-old Younger star's beloved dog of 10 years died in February that year. Luckily, they were able to give another dog a home.
3. He's a dog lover.
Lucy isn't Koma's first dog. In fact, his dog, Lancaster, died in June 2017. Koma often posts tributes on his Instagram to the dogs he's lost.
4. Duff's mom absolutely loves him.
During an interview in June 2018, Duff revealed that Koma has her mom's seal of approval, saying, "My mom was at Matt's birthday and she was like, ‘I just love him. I love him so much. He's the best.' I'm like, 'I'm here. I exist, you know? You're always on my side!'"
5. Before getting married, their relationship was on and off.
Duff and Koma have broken up before. Actually, before tying the knot, their relationship was usually on and off. During a visit to The Talk, Duff said their past breakups were all about bad timing.
"I think that you have a history and a past with someone and love and just because it doesn't work out the first time, the second time, as long as there's not too much damage done, then it can always work out again," she revealed.
6. Duff and Koma got engaged in May 2019.
In May 2019, Duff announced on Instagram that she and Koma were engaged. In the photo, Duff showed off her brand new engagement ring, captioning it, "He asked me to be his wife."
7. In October 2018, Koma and Duff's daughter was born.
The couple welcomed their first child together, daughter Banks Violet Koma, on October 25, 2018. Both Koma and Duff were quick to start sharing snaps of their new baby!
8. Koma and Duff tied the knot in December 2019.
The couple have finally made things official! Just 33 weeks after proposing, they walked down the aisle and became husband and wife.
A source shared that the wedding was "a small and intimate ceremony with friends and family... The ceremony started at sunset and they got married inside the house. When the ceremony was over, guests cheered. The reception was in a white tent in the backyard. Her sister Haylie was very involved in the wedding prep too. Hilary and Haylie are very close.”
Congrats to the happy couple!
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