Hilary Duff says she got married too young and is now being "judged" for it.

Actress and songwriter Hilary Duff has admitted marrying at 22 was perhaps “too soon” and that her and ex-husband Mike Comrie didn’t have the “maturity” to stick out their relationship.

Appearing on CBS’ The Talk, Duff said the last few years have been plagued with judgement from the public after marrying and giving birth at such a young age.

“I felt like I was judged for having a baby too soon and getting married too soon. And now, I’m pigeon-holed for being a mum,” she told the panel.

“There are lots of other women in the industry who don’t have children yet are judged for not having a child. As women we are the most in demand, and the most desirable but the most judged and hardest on one another under such scrutiny. Nobody cares about men’s personal lives as much as women.”

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The 29-year-old added that although in hindsight the marriage started too early, it felt right at the time and she wouldn’t change those decisions for anything.

“I had so much, so young and a full time job. I felt really ready to get married. However I don’t think we were mature enough to stick it out.

“I was 22 when I got married. I’m now divorced, I have a 4-year-old — I wouldn’t change any of it for the world,” she said.

Duff and Comrie began dating in 2007 and were married in August of 2010. They welcomed their son Luca in 2012 and by January of 2014 had announced their split.

Last year, Duff told Cosmopolitan magazine that it took years for her to realise the duo weren’t matched for one another.

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“Mike and I were very in love when we met,” she said at the time. “We both really wanted to get married. I’d been working since the age of 11 or 12, so making that choice at a young age seemed right for me. Maybe it wasn’t, but we spent the majority of our time together really happy.

“I don’t want to sound bitter because I’m definitely not, but I don’t know if people are meant to be together forever. Things happen over a long relationship that you can’t always fight,” she explained.

It’s not the first time Duff has alluded to the pressure of raising a child and living a life in the public eye, telling Entertainment Tonight in 2015 becoming a mother, particularly one so heavily scrutinised, can be “really isolating”.

“Even before you have your baby you can start feeling the judgement. The whole process of becoming a mother is so special and so magical but it’s also really isolating.

“A lot of the time you feel like you should have all the answers and you should know how to do everything and nothing should go wrong and you put so much pressure on yourself and it can be a really lonely place to be. I think women and families need to boost each other up rather than bully one another.”