Hilary Duff thinks having her 10-week-old child Luca Cruz with ex-NHL player Mike Comrie has made their marriage even stronger.
She told Hollyscoop: "It's made [our marriage] stronger. Having a baby is a lot of hard work and you really depend on each other for a lot. There is so much love...you can't imagine it until it happens to you and you look at your husband and you're like 'we did this together.'
"There is so much purpose now, there was before but it is just on a whole other level there is so much joy and excitement every single day."
She continued: "[There's] lots of hard work, [but] its fantastic. [Having a child] has just done so much for our family. Mike and I were married before and that's a great feeling but to really have a child and feel that connection, that unit, it really has been an incredible journey."
While she has shared images of the baby on twitter Hilary revealed selling images for a hefty sum would not have been the right choice for their offspring.
She added: "I understand why people sell photos and hopefully give the money to charities, we got those offers too and I just didn't want to do that.
"This is our child and we really wanted to start off protecting him. I tweeted pictures of him and showed him to the world in that way, we are trying to give him the best chance to have a normal start."