The Steamy Reason Hilary Duff’s Fiancé is Thrilled About the ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Reboot

It has recently been confirmed that Disney Channel’s hit series Lizzie McGuire will soon be premiering on Disney+ after having been off the air for more than 15 years.

Fans who grew up watching Lizzie McGuire are no doubt ecstatic about this news, and interestingly enough, it seems like Hilary Duff’s fiance is thrilled as well. However, his reason might be a bit different from what people would expect. Read on below to find out what it is.

Who is Hilary Duff’s fiance?

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Hilary Duff is no longer the teenager that Lizzie McGuire fans used to know her as. She is currently 32 years old and has had her fair share of very serious relationships.

In 2010, she married hockey player Mike Comrie. The two of them have a son, Luca (b. 2012), but their marriage did not last. They eventually divorced in 2016.

A year later, Duff began dating singer/songwriter Matthew Koma. They welcomed a daughter together – Banks Violet (b. 2018) – before getting engaged in May 2019. It is unclear whether they have any wedding plans at the moment, though Koma once referred to Duff as his “wife,” which made some onlookers suspect that they might have gotten married secretly.

However, Gossip Cop later shared that the pair has not actually tied the knot yet.

Why is Matthew Koma excited about the ‘Lizzie McGuire’ revival?

Whether they are married or not, Koma and Duff seem to be very much in love at the moment. Koma himself is also not afraid to share with the world what Duff’s exciting new job is doing for their romantic life.

When Duff took to Instagram to share a photo of herself on the set of the Lizzie McGuire reboot, Koma commented on it, saying: “Ugh I can’t wait to role play.”

Many fans had a good laugh at Koma’s comment, and some people even wondered whether Koma wanted to “role play” as Lizzie McGuire’s best friend, Gordo, or her longtime crush Ethan Kraft. Others joked that the family-friendly Disney show was about to become more R-rated.

Why is Hilary Duff doing a ‘Lizzie McGuire’ reboot?

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The reboot will follow Lizzie McGuire as a woman in her 30’s living in New York City. She is now an apprentice to an interior decorator.

According to Duff, she wanted to do this reboot because she recognizes how important the original show was to young people everywhere.

Back in August, Duff told E! News: “[Lizzie McGuire] was there for everyone in their pre-teens. She was their best friend, and I would love to try to embody that for her in her 30’s and going through those challenges.”

In another interview, Duff also shared with People that the rebooted Lizzie is a struggling adult similar to how she was a struggling adolescent back in the days.

“She hasn’t totally found her way and I think that’s part of her journey,” Duff said. “I just thought that there was an opportunity there for her to be grown up and for her to be there for women again.”

In addition to Hilary Duff, the reboot will also feature other familiar faces. All of the McGuire family has been confirmed to be returning, but there has been no word yet on who else will make an appearance.

In any case, Duff herself did reveal that there are “a lot of surprises in store for viewers,” so fans will just have to wait and see.

When is the ‘Lizzie McGuire’ reboot coming out?

The series is still in the early stage of production, so it is currently unknown when it will premiere. When it finally comes out, it will be available exclusively on Disney’s streaming platform, Disney+.