Hilary Duff posed fully nude during her cover shoot for Women’s Health Magazine.
The actress also opened up about battling an eating disorder and appreciating her body.
“I’m proud that it’s produced three children for me,” Duff said in the interview published on Tuesday, May 10. “I’ve gotten to a place of being peaceful with the changes my body has gone through.”
She was also candid about the “horrifying” eating disorder she battled from 17 to 18 and how therapy as helped her.
“I love my therapist and I always feel better when I leave because I can say whatever I want and not feel judged,” she said.
In the interview, she says, “I think that, at 34, I have just gained a lot of respect for my body. It’s taken me all the places I need to go. It’s helped me build a beautiful family. I feel like the older I get, the more confident I get in my own skin.”
Duff also wanted to keep it real with her fans, making sure they knew she had the help of makeup artists. “I also want people to know a makeup artist was there putting glow all over my body, and someone put me in the most flattering position,” she said.
It wasn’t easy for her to do the shoot at first.
“Sooooo, this was scary … I knew doing this would terrify me and I was right!”
She added, “I felt strong and beautiful and laughed a lot getting into some of these poses without my high waisted mom jeans and oversized whatever I normally wear. Thank you to everyone whao normalized this day for me and propped me up with compliments and love.”