Hilary Duff is released her new single, "Chasing the Sun," this week and it got us thinking of how much we loved her back in the day. Before she was a sweet mother to her son, Luca, she was a — sometimes literally — animated teenager on Lizzie McGuire with the coolest friends and a sassy personality. Hilary was one of the early-'00s It girls, not only starring in her own TV show and movie but also romancing Chad Michael Murray in A Cinderella Story and both Aaron Carter and Joel Madden in real life. We're coming clean about our total girl crush.
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