Hilary Duff Gets Candid About Divorce, Monogamy and Sexuality | E! News
And a decade on, Hilary Duff has spoken about their relationship, implying she Hilary Duff & Joel Madden leave Les Deux nightclub (archive). Hilary Duff was 16 years old the first time she fell in love. But her relationship with Good Charlotte's Joel Madden only lasted about three. The couple has had a seemingly successful relationship that has spanned Joel Madden, who dated Hilary Duff for 2 years while she was a.
The interview didn't include anything super revelatory about their relationship, which lasted for three years and began when Duff was 16 and Madden was 24, other than the fact that she probably lost her virginity to him.
Duff said to Cosmo: Several Google searches focusing on articles published during the time in question -- roughly just to give the results a wide berth -- turned up very few hits that made any reference to things like "underage" or "illegal," save for one USA Today piece from Similarly, other well-known examples of adult men dating female teenagers back in the day year-old Lindsay Lohan dating year-old Wilmer Valderrama or year-old Hayden Panettiere dating year-old Milo Ventimiglia, for example elicited very little finger-wagging by the press.
For every time that a publication like Vibe Magazine called out the inappropriateness of R. Kelly's relationship with or supposed marriage to a year-old Aaliyah, there were many more examples of outlets seemingly condoning these kinds of matches.
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Take Jerry Seinfeld's relationship with Shoshanna Lonstein, which began after he hit on the thenyear-old private school student in Central Park. Though Howard Stern ribbed Seinfeld for his behavior, People Magazine took a different tack back in The Lonsteins have always approved of the romance. The family have nothing but positive feelings about the both of them.
Everyone respects their relationship. Now I'm not doing anything I'm uncomfortable with. So it was no surprise that Nicole brought Joel home to meet her dad Lionel and mom Brenda pretty much immediately. She knew that the two men in her life would hit it off right away, and she was right.
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Having many things in common, the pair bonded almost immediately over their love of music and their southern heritage. Nicole also met Joel's twin brother, and bandmate, Benji, right away. The twins, who are very close, have a habit of sharing everything that is going on in their personal lives with each other. In fact, Benji later married Cameron Diaz, a good friend of Nicole's.
Nicole has said that the kids love the idea of sleeping on a bus, and waking up in a new city every morning. The touring family get to check out malls all over the country, and experience new cities and sites together.
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Not to mention, they all get to enjoy VIP access to their dad's concerts, and have unlimited snacks and drinks at the venues. Not a bad life for a couple of kids that aren't even 10 yet! Nicole has often said that being on tour allows their family to stay close, when otherwise it would be very difficult to bond over phone calls or Skype during extended periods. The loving couple weren't always seeing eye to eye, and they went through some seriously dark times when people speculated that they might end up breaking up.
So what is at the center of the disharmony? Back when Nicole was staying at home with two young babies, Joel was still on the road and prioritizing his career, which made Nicole feel like she was a single mom. Going to events solo was just the norm for her, and resentment was heavy in the air when the two were together. Not only that, but Joel took a position as a judge on the Australian version of "The Voice" which Nicole was initially completely against. Eventually she moved herself and the kids to Sydney so that they could all be together during the filming.
People speculated that the pair were calling it quits, after being photographed fighting in public, and not looking so cozy and in love as they once were.
It turns out, the couple had actually bought another home that they were moving into together! Of course, a move doesn't mean that a couple is separating, and this seems to have been an instance where the media totally exaggerated a situation.
Nicole and Joel both denied that they had any talks of separating during that period.