Since separating from Mike Comrie, Hilary Duff has faced a barrage of Tweets and messages from ex-boyfriend Aaron Carter.
They've made it clear that the singer isn't over his first love, with Carter offering up such words of wisdom to followers as:
"Don’t be that stupid douche that loses the love of your life forever.. Like me... I’ll spend the rest of my life trying to better myself to get back to her. I don’t care what ANY of you think."
Carter has since backed off, but Duff tells Elle Canada that the attention given to her by Aaron was nothing compared to the attention she wish she had never received from the media.
"I've dealt with [attention] for such a long time," Duff says. "But some of the bigger struggles that came my way in the past two years - like my separation or when my parents separated - were the first times I had to deal with people knowing about something personal happening to my family. It just felt so invasive and insensitive.
"It got really gross."
So, how did the 27-year old star get through it?
First, via a lot of "therapy," she laughed. But second?
"The best way to handle it is by just owning your shit," she says. "I'm human and this is what happened. None of us is perfect."
Duff, who admitted that Carter's obsession was uncomfortable, also tells the publication that her two-year old son knows "Mommy's a singer and an actress."
And she shares a personal tidbit about Comrie that makes it sound as if the estranged couple is still on good terms.
"We have this book called Goodnight Los Angeles. It's like, ‘Goodnight, movie stars and entertainers of Los Angeles!' and it shows people working on a set and having their names in lights. Mike's always telling Luca ‘This is where Mommy is!' when I'm at work."
No wonder there has been speculation about Duff and Comrie being back together.