Hilary Duff shows off a ring on her left ring finger: engagement or sponcon?


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Hilary Duff has a little down time since her series, Younger just aired its season five finale. To occupy herself, she’s decided to make a guessing game about her betrothed status. Hilary, who’s expecting a little girl with boyfriend Matthew Koma, posted this cryptically worded post to her Instagram on Wednesday:


It’s a gold and diamond band on her left hand’s ring finger so naturally everyone thought she was announcing that she was engaged. Which, if you ask me, is exactly what Hilary wanted us to assume. The ring is from designer Fox & Bond’s Starburst collection and they featured Hilary’s post on both their website and Instagram so this is likely just a sponcon. And an effective one because this ring is all over the internet as people try to figure out what the photo means so kudos to both the jewelers and Hilary.

Hilary’s sister Haylie added to speculation by commenting on the post, “Ummm, I thought this was something else.” So we can deduce it’s not an engagement announcement, but it brings up the question: should we expect an announcement soon? I always wonder, when a celeb pulls an engagement fishing trick like this – who is it for? Is it really just an effective ploy to spotlight the product? Or is it a message to the person to whom they want to be engaged? I’d like to think that in 2018, if a woman wants to get married, she would simply propose to her intended but perhaps we aren’t there yet. I’ll give Hilary the benefit of the doubt. She’s probably not looking to hook Matthew with this, just looking for attention.

And I hope it served as a distraction because poor Hilary is kind of done with being pregnant. She posted a pic of her pregnant belly back in July, which she captioned:

The boobs are big the belly is big the body is big. Man.. pregnancy is hard. Giving love to all mamas who make it look effortless… this journey is hard as hell and also incredibly special. Lovely to have a little life inside and to day dream of all the new adventures to come buuuut almost impossible to get my own shoes on..sick of getting up 9 times a night to pee and looking at this weird body in the mirror that is not my own at the moment. Women are so bad ass, this was just a note to remind myself and remind others how’s strong and beautiful you are! WE GOT THIS! 🌈❤️💖🙌🏼✨

I can’t find a due date for Hilary. Her gender reveal was at the end of June. Gender is determined about the three to four-month range, so Hilary was about four to five months when she wrote that, I’m guessing. I feel bad for her because those complaints don’t get better as you go on. So, if a little guessing game about her relationship status takes her mind off of feeling bleh, then fine, have at it.

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This is a shameless excuse to post a pic of Charles Michael Davis – Mmmmmmm
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  1. Lex says:

    The gender reveal didnt necessarily come as soon as they could find out…
    She’s hard to gage though as she is petite so is all stomach earlier on than a Blake Lively type

  2. Tanesha86 says:

    This little attention seeking guessing game is annoying and childish. If only people cared enough about her to play along…

  3. Nandy says:

    She looks so different in the header pic

  4. Tweetime says:

    It’s also a selfie so it’s mirrored, which means the ring is actually on her right hand.
    Although it’s early so correct me if my brain is being dumb.

  5. InVain says:

    Fake engagement or not – I want her outfit in the header photo.

  6. Pft says:

    I feel Hilary’s pain…i’m in what i call the “waddling stage” with a daily diet of Tums and Mylanta. My lungs and stomach are up on my neck…i’m a shorty so i look and feel like a walking belly or like Mrs Potato head on a good day. Not easy…this chunkster is already 6 lbs and still has one and a half months left to fully bake. He will probably be an “8 pounder with cheeks” like my daughter was. I did the sneak peek test at 13 weeks and found out really early i was having a boy, then by 15 weeks they did genetic testing at my OB’s office (i’m 37, considered “high risk”…pft!!!) which confirmed it is a boy so nowadays a woman can find out the baby’s gender pretty early. We didn’t reveal the pregnancy or gender to family until well into the 2nd trimester. Recently we saw a 3D ultrasound pic of his face and hubby and i just melted. It makes all the discomfort of the 3rd trimester really worth it. Plus it was extra special to see his face since baby is notorious for hiding those cheeks everytime they do a scan…he is picture shy.