Hilary Duff has felt "pigeonholed" as a mother.
The 29-year-old actress – who has four-year-old son Luca with her ex-husband Mike Comrie – has revealed she came under "so much scrutiny" when she gave birth to her first child at 24 years old and was made to feel "useless" for falling pregnant at an early age.
Speaking on the chat show ‘The Talk’ on Thursday (12.01.16), the golden haired beauty – who has reportedly ended her relationship with her personal trainer beau Jason Walsh – said: "I feel like I was judged for having a baby too soon, and getting married too soon and now, I’m pigeonholed for being a ‘mom’.
"Lots of women in the industry that don’t have a child yet are judged.
"We are the most in demand and the most desirable, but the most judged and the hardest on one another. It’s so much scrutiny."
And the star has revealed life is "scarier than ever" because she cannot avoid having her personal life thrust in the limelight.
She explained: "It just seems scarier than ever because of how much attention celebrities get because of their personal life now and how much focus is on that and how much one person can say one thing and how much impact it can have. It’s crazy."
Meanwhile, the ‘Younger’ star has admitted she has never been one to plan ahead because she has a family, although Hilary has admitted she still has "dreams and aspirations" for her future.
Speaking previously, she explained: "I have dreams and aspirations, but I’ve never really been one of those people who has set dates: ‘I’m this age, so this, this and this needs to happen.’ That’s just not really realistic. I have a kid.
"My life is very fully, so I feel blessed and lucky. There are still things I want to do and experiences I want to have, and maybe more kids, but it’s not like it needs to happen at this time and I need to be married. All those pressures need to go away. Plus, the idea of being with one person forever is too scary to think about."