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Hilary Duff Reflects on the ‘Hardest’ and ‘Best’ Years of Her Life as She Celebrates Her Son’s 5th Birthday

The world is his oyster! Hilary Duff posted a heartfelt message to Instagram on Sunday, March 19, wishing her 5-year-old son, Luca, a happy birthday ahead of his Ghostbusters-themed party.

The mom of one took the opportunity to tell him just how much he’s loved, in a post dedicated to his mini milestone.

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“Hey kid,” she wrote alongside a sunset photo of the son she shares with her ex-husband, retired hockey player Mike Comrie. “The past 5 years have been the BEST, hardest, most blessed years of my life. I love you so much. The world is yours my love …I hope you take it. Happy Birthday Luca Cruz.”

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The Younger star, 29, then threw him a party on Sunday, complete with face painting and even a visit from an Oscar Mayer Wiener food truck.

Duff shared several videos and photos to Snapchat as they partied in the yard of her Los Angeles home.

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Although she adores being a mommy, she admits being a divorced, single mom “sucks.”

“Some of my friends tell me, ‘God, it must be so nice, you get a break from your kid because you share him,’” she said in an interview in Redbook’s March 2017 issue. “I’m divorced, and it sucks. Well, it did suck for a while; now it’s just normal. But it’s true, I do get a break. I had Luca by myself for a few weeks, no help, when Mike was on the road, and when he got home I was like, ‘He’s yours! Bye!'”

The couple split in 2014 after nearly four years of marriage, but Duff is now dating music producer Matthew Koma

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