• Mon, Jun 18 2012

Someone Please Tell Me New Mom Hilary Duff Was Just Holding That Cigarette For A Friend

Hilary Duff smoking cigarette "holding for a friend" baby Luca

Oh good Gordo in heaven! This photo of Hilary Duff holding a cigarette outside Rock N Reilly’s Irish Pub in L.A makes me want to cry. Yes, it makes me want to crawl into a crib with her new adorable baby son Luca and just cry. The actress-turned-former-actress-who-only-gets-photographed-because-she-birthed-a-baby had just moved up on my celebrity point ladder  – and now, because of this highly irresponsibly decision, she’s getting knocked back down. I hope she enjoys making small talk with the cast of That’s My Boy.

(Note: Yes, we realize that a Starbucks cup does not equal a cigarette. But we can’t run the photo here, so check it out at the link above.)

For her baby’s cuteness alone, I had given her several (clearly unwarranted) celebrity points, boosting her up to Jessica Alba’s level. A quality celebrity mother who excels at getting photographed with her children. I figured she would join that exclusive parenting club of illustrious former actresses who now spend their days posing candidly with their children in public L.A playgrounds.

But no.

She’s joining Katherine Heigl’s ranks. A mother who will spend her free time going on talk shows and talking about how smoking an electronic cigarette earns her Mother of the Year awards. It’s just so upsetting. You think you know someone. You think you devote a large part of your middle school years watching their TV show. And then they go and do this. Smoke a cigarette despite the dangers third-hand smoke poses to a baby.

Unless of course we all pretend that she just got photographed at an inopportune time and she really is just holding on to that cig for a friend. It’s .06% likely. That gives her the same odds that I gave Nadya Suleman when it comes to her children celebrating Mother’s Day after they move out of  her house.

(Photo: WENN)

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  • Micha

    Really???? You are condemning her for having ONE smoke while she is out with her husband and nowhere near her child? She probably had a drink too!!!!!!! THE HORROR! Get over yourself, are the perfect mother? I am going to guess no. Did you follow her home and make sure she didn’t change clothes before picking up her son before posting this? I am guessing no. You don’t have anything better to do than slam a mother for taking a break from parenting and having an enjoyable night out and doing what she wants? Shameful.

    • Maggie

      I know where you’re coming from Micha, but the reality is that a mother with a newborn baby having a cigarette is still harmful to the baby’s health. He will breathe it in from her clothes, or ingest the toxins in her breast milk if she’s breast feeding. It seems nit-picky, but it’s a serious health concern for the baby, not to mention the mother.

    • Micha

      But there are many things you can do to prevent that. If I am going to smoke it is after a few drinks, so she should have back up milk anyway. It just seems that the writer was ridiculously harsh on something that she has no more info on than one photo.

  • Holly Watson

    If you go and look on her Twitter page she just tweeted ‘Yikes me holding a cigarette for my friend might have been a bad idea! pretty bummed about the photo.. Sorry guys, looks worst than it is!’ – People really to stop assuming things..

  • Kara

    You’re being a little overdramatic. And you look even more ridiculous now that HIlary has tweeted saying she was just holding it for a friend.

  • M

    You’re ridiculous. She wasn’t even smoking, if she was I’m sure there would be a picture of that instead of one where she’s just holding the darn thing. You really think the photographer would snap this photo and not one of her smoking it? You and your pathetic celebrity gossip..its probably time to start paying attention to your own life. Get over yourself.

  • Ric

    “HilaryDuff: Yikes me holding a cigarette for my friend might have been a bad idea! pretty bummed about the photo.. Sorry guys, looks worst than it is!” Her latest tweet.

    I know one cigarette can mean the apocalypse, the end of mankind, the total destruction of the eternal cosmos but can you just CALM YOURSELF DOWN. Hilary is a bright, smart and responsible woman even after she left Disney, what makes you think she’ll start going downhill now? I mean, marriage, husband, kids. Yeah, pretty solid life to me. What happened to “never believe what you read and even what you see online nowadays. Photos have that reality distortion kind of effect, because they are STILL and at the moment. So, clear your info before going “Honney, you need to check into rehab ASAP for a cigarette” on her.

  • Shaawna

    Thats a lot to say from only looking at one picture with no facts what so ever.
    As Hilary just posted on her twitter
    ” ‏@HilaryDuff
    Yikes me holding a cigarette for my friend might have been a bad idea! pretty bummed about the photo.. Sorry guys, looks worst than it is!”

  • Lena

    Your stupid if you really think Hilary would do this. And how can she lose points? Shes not like Lindsay Lohan or Britany Spears. Shes a good mom! Ad she really hasn’t done talk shows since having Luca and hasn’t done a magazine cover. Shes a better mom than a lot of other celebrity’s.

    • Jenni Maier

      I made up the point system in my head so unfortch I’m the only one who give points AND take away points. It’s just the way personal mind games work.

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  • Laurin

    “I was holding it for a friend” – that’s what they all say.

  • K. D. Heape

    Has anyone taken the time to actually ASK Hilary if she has taken up smoking? Seriously, what the paparazzi will do to earn a few bucks is shameful these days. She typed up on twitter, and I quote, “Yikes me holding a cigarette for my friend might have been a bad idea! pretty bummed about the photo.. Sorry guys, looks worst than it is!”

    So, yes, Hilary Duff WAS holding a cigarette for her friend. Stop twisting innocent photos of her, when you only have one bit of evidence against her! She is a wonderful mother who doesn’t deserve to be given such negative press.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Yeah! Don’t twist a photo of someone holding a cigarette to say that she was smoking — twist it to say she wasn’t! That’s much more reasonable!

  • brit

    I would believe she was smoking if of course there was a picture of a cigarette ACTUALLY IN HER MOUTH. you guys are a load of shit its hilarious. You were there to take her picture and then say she was smoking, why didn’t you just go up there and ask her if she really was smoking. That’s right, because this is your job and you get paid to take pictures of celebrities and then put a lie up behind it to make others look bad. It’s alright though, karma is a bitch and soon enough it will come around and get you real hard.

    • Jenni Maier

      Oh I know Karma’s a bitch. We went to middle school together and she spread the nastiest rumor about me. Ugh, I’m still fuming. Karma! One day I’ll avenge myself.

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  • Buttercup

    I’m more worried about her pants that badly need some hemming….

  • mandypanda

    if she wasn’t just holding it, where are the paparazzi pics of her actually smoking?? surely they would’ve stuck around to take that pic!

    • andypandy

      agreed mandypanda – how about a photograph of the dude handing it to her, or taking it back from her – talk about investigative journalism – NOT!!! sounds more like the friend of hers took a bribe to set poor hilary up!! Bad friend, BAD!!

  • B

    First of all, as stated above, Hilary claims she was just holding it for a friend, and considering we haven’t seen any other pictures of her smoking, I’d say she’s telling the truth.

    Second of all, I don’t understand your “That gives her the same odds that I gave Nadya Suleman when it comes to her children celebrating Mother’s Day after they move out of her house.” comment. My mother is a smoker, but that doesn’t make me love her any less. Smoking is an addiction, a very hard one to fight off. In most cases, the smoker doesn’t want to smoke, but it’s just too hard for them to quit.

    The lesson here: don’t hate and judge until you know the whole story.

  • craigman

    Why should we care?

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  • Cody

    Wow. Really? Relax. Unless you’re going to lambaste every smoking mother in American media.

    • Jenni Maier

      Do you have that list accessible? If so, that seems like a project worthy of my time.

  • nicole

    get a life really all over a cigarette please !its a damn cigarette not a bomb in her hand and it was not even in her mouth grow up and get a life