HIMYF delayed: Hilary Duff catches ‘delta variant’ after being vaxxed

How I Caught COVID.

Hilary Duff confirms she tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaxxed. How I Met Your Father (HIMYF) indefinitely delayed until after quarantine.

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Lizzie McGuire star, Hilary Duff, is the lead in the upcoming How I Met Your Mother spin-off which will premiere on Hulu in the US and Disney Plus/Star here in Australia in 2022. Sadly, production has been halted as the the leading actress has tested positive for a ‘delta variant’ of COVID-19 despite having previously been vaccinated.


The 33-year-old star announced that she had the symptoms for COVID-19 on her Instagram stories and that her vaccination didn’t stop her from contracting the ‘delta variant’.

“That delta… she’s a little bitch,” the How I Met Your Father (HIMYF) star posted. She also revealed that she was suffering from symptoms such as “bad headaches, no taste or smell, sinus pressure and brain fog.”

Duff also admitted that she got vaccinated at her earliest convenience, adding, “happy to be vaxxed,” implying that the vaccine may not be as effective as we had initially hoped.

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One of Duff’s close celebrity friends, Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina The Teenage Witch) had also announced that, despite being vaccinated, she tested positive for the virus only days prior: “I am vaccinated and I got COVID, and it’s bad,” Hart said. She shared that one of her symptoms is difficulty breathing.

Hilary Duff is currently filming the highly anticipated How I Met Your Mother spin-off produced by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas and written by This Is Us showrunners, Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger.

Unfortunately, now that Hilary Duff has tested positive to COVID-19, she will need to quarantine for, at least, two weeks. Her fellow cast and crew mates will also need to be tested which could mean that production will be halted for a couple of months.

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How I Met Your Father is slated to consist of ten episodes and will follow Duff’s character, Sophia, as she explains to her son how she met his father and her close-knit group of friends. In April, the comedy was picked up for a straight-to-series order. It will also star Chris Lowell, Francia Raisa, Tom Ainsley, Tien Tran, Suraj Sharma, and Brandon Michael Hall.

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