Hilary Duff looks radiant in bright red jacket, week after tragic death of Aaron Carter
Hilary Duff seemed down ever since her ex-boyfriend Aaron Carter's death and she looked cheerful as she went for lunch at Katsu-Ya
STUDIO CITY, CALIFORNIA: Hilary Duff looked radiant as she was seen stepping out for lunch with a friend at her go-to restaurant Katsu-Ya in Studio City. The 'How I Met Your Father' actress was wearing an oversized vibrant red jacket along with a pair of cropped jeans.
The 34-year-old kept it casual and comfy as she wore white sneakers, carried two shopping bags and a blood-red sling bag across her shoulder during her outing. The Disney star also had gold hoop earrings and had her hair done up in a loose bun. Duff appeared to be in a good mood as she sported a smile days after her ex-boyfriend Aaron Carter's death.
Duff was previously seen grabbing lunch at the Japanese cuisine restaurant with her mother Susan Colleen and daughter Banks in April.
Following Carter's death, the 'Lizzy McGuire' star slammed the singer's publishers for his upcoming memoir 'Aaron Carter: An Incomplete Story of an Incomplete Life' for trying to hastily print the biography after his sudden death. "It's really sad that within a week of Aaron's death there's a publisher that seems to be recklessly pushing a book out to capitalize on this tragedy without taking appropriate time or care to fact-check the validity of his work. To water down Aaron's life story to what seems to be unverified clickbait for profit is disgusting. In no way do I condone shedding any light on what is so obviously an uninformed, heartless, money grab," she said, according to E! News.
Carter's management thanked Duff for her statement and further condemned the book. "In the few short days following our dear friend's passing we have been trying to grieve and process while simultaneously having to deal with obscenely disrespectful and unauthorized releases. This is a time for mourning and reflection, not heartless money grabs and attention seeking," said the management team on November 10, as per the outlet. The 'I Want Candy' singer's memoir, written by Andy Symonds, will be out on November 15.
Carter and Duff began dating when they were only 13 in 2000. Their youthful dalliance lasted three years with Carter declaring that he started dating Duff on her 13th birthday in 2005. "I was dating her for like a year-and-a-half and then I just got a little bored so I went and I started getting to know Lindsay, dating Lindsay," he said, as per Elite Daily.
The young stars eventually got back together only to part ways again, according to Yahoo! Entertainment. In 2014, Carter took to Twitter to declare his love for Duff, saying, "Don't be that stupid d****e that loses the love of your life forever. Like me..." He also tweeted, "I'll spend the rest of my life trying to get back to her. I don't care what ANY of you think."
"Don't be that stupid douche that loses the love of your life forever.. Like me..." THIS😭💔 Aaron Carter's so sweet❤️ pic.twitter.com/OoACBMEpZ2— Aneka Tsujimoto (@AnekaTsujimoto) March 7, 2014