Hilary Duff keeps herself in the limelight thanks to her many projects, but her husband Matthew Koma is no slouch either. Koma, whose birth name is Matthew Bair, is a good musician as a singer and songwriter. He and Duff have been together since 2017.
But the couple met, according to Elle, back in 2015 when Koma was helping Duff out on her record. They hit it off and started to officially see one another in 2017. After a couple of times leaving each other, they reconciled a third time and made it stick.
Koma is the lead singer for the group Winnetka Bowling League. He’s also released music as a solo artist. Jimmy Iovine, co-founder of Interscope Records, is credited with discovering Koma.
Hilary Duff’s Husband Has Toured As Solo Artist
Koma, as a solo artist, toured with artists like Owl City, LMFAO, and Ellie Goulding. Koma also has performed at the Coachella and Ultra festivals. As an aside, Kris Mazzarisi, Koma’s brother, plays drums in the Winnetka Bowling League. The group released its second EP titled Congratulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Koma’s big break happened while working with other musical acts. His time with Zedd proved to be worthwhile, for a bit. He co-wrote and even sang with Zedd on Spectrum. Koma also co-wrote Clarity, which ended up getting a “Best Dance Record” Grammy in 2012. But Koma and Zedd ended up going their different ways.
Other acts that Koma has worked with include 5 Seconds of Summer, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears, Shania Twain, Kelly Clarkson, and Tiesto.
Matthew Koma Worked With Britney Spears, Demi Lovato
For Spears, Koma penned Swimming In The Stars; for Lovato, it was Easy. Spears’ number appeared on her album Glory back in 2016. Lovato’s song, which also features Noah Cyrus, appeared on her record Dancing With The Devil…The Art of Starting Over. Lovato’s album happens to take listeners through her overdose and recovery in 2018. Lovato was down with working alongside Koma. She has shown her support for Koma’s work through commenting on it on Instagram.
Before meeting Duff, Koma dated Carly Mae Jepson for a while. Their worlds collided in 2012 as they worked together on her song, The Kiss. They ended up splitting up in 2015. But Koma did his best to make it work. An article from People indicates they worked to see each other once a week. That was even if they had busy schedules. It did not last.
Right now, Duff is pregnant. The couple has had two children, Banks and Mae, during their marriage. Duff’s son Luca also is along as she co-parents him along with ex-husband Mike Comrie.
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