Former Disney actress Hilary Duff is pregnant with a baby boy and recently dished to OnTheRedCarpet.com correspondent Rachel Smith about her unusual pregnancy cravings.
"I want spicy food all the time. And that's like, a no no for pregnant women, right? The other thing is chocolate milk. But not together," Duff told Smith at the Beauty Book for Cancer event at the new ballroom at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Monday, November 14.
The Beauty Book is a hard cover coffee table book featuring images of celebrities. Profits from the book will go directly to two Brain Cancer charities SNOG (Sydney Neurology Oncology Group) and HEADRUSH, a grassroots, American based non-profit organization.
"So I haven't had any weird concoctions yet but I also really like chocolate milk," Duff added.
As for being pregnant at 24, the actress said she and her husband always wanted to be young parents. "When we got married, my husband and I -- even when we were dating -- we knew we wanted to have babies young and I love kids," she said. "But then it happens and you're like, 'Woah, oh my god this is happening right now? How'd this happen to me?'"
"It's exciting and I guess it feels very normal," she added. "When you imagine it, you'd imagine it like that crazy step away that's like a long way in the distance and then its happening and it's like just normal life going on."
The actress announced in August that she and husband Mike Comrie are expecting their first child together. Duff and Comrie, a 31-year-old NHL player, married on August 14, 2010.
She announced the sex of the child during her appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in October. "It's a boy! I had a feeling it was a boy the whole time," she told DeGeneres.
Duff is best known for her role as the lead character on the Disney Channel series "Lizzie McGuire." She had a recurring role on "Gossip Girl" in 2009 and had guest roles on "Community" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The actress also a best-selling author. Her second novel, "Devoted," was released on October 11.
Additional reporting by Rachel Smith, co-host of KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).