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Hilary Duff hints she lost virginity to Joel Madden

Hilary Duff hints she lost virginity to Joel Madden

Hilary Duff has hinted she lost her virginity to Joel Madden.

The 27-year-old actress dated the Good Charlotte rocker, 35, from the age of 16 until she was 19 and, although she's remained tight-lipped on their three-year relationship, she has implied he was the first person she had sex with.

Speaking in the April issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, she said of the musician: "I had a 26-year-old boyfriend. So everyone can make their own assumptions about what I was doing."

Joel went on to marry Nicole Richie, with whom he has Harlow, seven, and Sparrow, five, while Hilary tied the knot with Mike Comrie and has two-year-old son Luca with him.

Despite marrying the retired ice hockey player in 2010, the former child star has admitted it hasn't always been about relationships as she once had a secret friend, who came with naughty benefits.

Asked if she's had a relationship that was purely sexual, she said: "I've enjoyed myself. I think everyone should have something where you know it's not exactly what you're looking for but you just have a wicked good time. That was freeing for me and a bit of an awakening. It's fun to have a secret."

Meanwhile, the blonde beauty, who split from Mike last year, believes she's had a successful career without going off the rails because she had a "massive friend cleanse" as a teenager.

She said: "At 19, I did a massive friend cleanse. That was really hard, to sit down with people and say 'We can't be friends anymore.' They were like 'That's f***ed up; you're a b***h.' But having a good reputation was important to me. That's not to say I didn't screw up and do little naughties here and there."