Hilary Duff Reveals She Had An Isolated Childhood

 
Hilary Duff Reveals She Had An Isolated Childhood

25 October 2011

Pregnant pop star Hilary Duff has revealed she wants to keep her son from a career in show business because she grew up feeling "isolated" as a child star.

Hilary, who is expecting a baby boy with husband Mike Comrie next year, was thrust into the spotlight as a 14 year old with the lead role in Disney TV show Lizzie McGuire.

Duff went on to forge a successful music career, and although she is convinced her fame drove a lot of her friends away, she said she "wouldn't trade" her formative years for a more conventional upbringing.

This week she told CNN, "My sister and I really showed an interest in this (performing) and dedication, and (my mother) was like, 'How can I tell my kids no?'"

"(I missed out on) stupid things like passing notes in school and having a locker and riding the bus, I mean, really stupid things. Once I started touring... my life... was very isolated, you know?"

"I lost a lot of my friends. I was on a totally different playing field than anybody else. And I grew up a lot faster, and I think that it definitely put me in a different place. But I wouldn't trade it.

However, Duff is hoping her son will not pursue a career in the limelight saying:

"I don't think there's a way to stop it - I think kids know what they want but I just pray to God that's not what he (my son) wants."

"From when I started to now, the industry is so different. I mean, there's such an obsession with people's private lives that I really don't think was there before... it's just a different business than it used to be."


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