New Mom Hilary Duff Explains Cigarette Photo

Celebrity News Jun. 21, 2012 AT 1:20PM
Hilary Duff on June 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Hilary Duff on June 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: PacificCoastNews.com

Hilary Duff is a non-smoker, despite what a picture taken outside of Rock and Reilly's Irish Pub in L.A. might imply.

The Lizzie McGuire actress was photographed holding a cigarette outside of the restaurant June 15, which sent her Twitter followers into a tizzy. "Yikes! Me holding a cigarette for my friend might have been a bad idea! Pretty bummed about the photo," Duff -- who gave birth to son Luca March 20 -- tweeted three days later. "Sorry guys. It looks worse than it is!"

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Duff's debunking seemed to smooth things over, with fans tweeting messages of support almost instantly. "I knew that wasn't yours," one wrote. "You're feeding your baby, [and] even if you smoke, I'm pretty sure you wouldn't do it right now."

Echoed another: "You're still perfect!"

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Duff, 24 -- who has been breast-feeding her little boy since his arrival -- recently told Us Weekly she's in no rush to get her pre-baby body back. "Obviously, I'm not where I want to be eventually, but I'm working hard and I'm doing everything I can to lose the weight the right way," she said. "The second I start to get down like 'what happened to my body?' I look at my beautiful baby and I've never been more appreciative for this body that I have."

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