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Hilary Duff dated Joel Madden when she she was 16 and he was 25.

Why wasn't it a problem at the time?

by Anonymousreply 21November 26, 2022 3:53 AM

It certainly was back in the 1970s. Don't know when they started checking birth certificates.

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by Anonymousreply 1November 24, 2022 1:16 PM

No social media to speak of back then, so people couldn't easily join into packs to cancel celebs over perceive transgressions. The media obviously didn't care.

by Anonymousreply 2November 24, 2022 1:17 PM

It's like Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden. He was 50 and she was 16 when they got married.

It caused a bit of a stir, but there's not much anyone could do.

by Anonymousreply 3November 24, 2022 1:19 PM

I always thought he was a closet case.

by Anonymousreply 4November 24, 2022 1:24 PM

Is he still married to Nicole Richie?

by Anonymousreply 5November 24, 2022 1:26 PM

She was a whore, darling.

by Anonymousreply 6November 24, 2022 1:45 PM

They got massive side eye at the time.

by Anonymousreply 7November 24, 2022 1:47 PM

They were having fun (and she had a fake ID).

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by Anonymousreply 8November 24, 2022 1:49 PM

[quote]Why wasn't it a problem at the time?

Because it's Hilary Duff and Joel Madden. Nobody gave a shit then, nobody gives a shit now.

by Anonymousreply 9November 24, 2022 4:18 PM

She was a virgin!!

by Anonymousreply 10November 24, 2022 5:12 PM

People were talking on forums and blogs but the media was not heavily influenced or swayed by blogs or the old forms of social media back then.

Perez Hilton’s comment section on his blog existed but it’s not like reporters and CNN were reading it lol.

So it wasn’t called out.

by Anonymousreply 11November 24, 2022 5:35 PM

She always seemed older than she was. So she seemed like a 25 year old 16 year old as it was.

Also, no one really gave a shit about that. Even though it wasn't that long ago. Maybe they gave a shit for a brief moment. But then they moved on, as it wasn't really their business.

Not sure if that was a good thing or a bad thing. Probably more a bad thing overall.

by Anonymousreply 12November 24, 2022 5:46 PM

I hope he didn't take her flower.

by Anonymousreply 13November 24, 2022 7:55 PM

It wasn't a big deal big then. I still side eye Joel because Hilary developed an ed and then he dated Nicole when she was at her skinniest. I'm surprised they're still together. Also that Benji has a kid with Cameron Diaz. I remember when he was with Sophie Monk.

by Anonymousreply 14November 25, 2022 3:04 AM

Because if it’s consensual no one should care.

So ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 15November 25, 2022 3:16 AM

R15 is Jerry Seinfeld.

by Anonymousreply 16November 25, 2022 1:21 PM

[quote]Because if it’s consensual no one should care.

Thanks, Woody.

by Anonymousreply 17November 25, 2022 2:31 PM

I woulda spread my teen legs for him too.

by Anonymousreply 18November 25, 2022 2:58 PM

She did NOT spread her legs!

by Anonymousreply 19November 25, 2022 8:22 PM

Finally! Thank you R19 .

(They did it doggie)

by Anonymousreply 20November 25, 2022 8:40 PM

There was a blind item about Lalaine sleeping with Joel because Hilary wouldn't and that's why she wasn't in the Lizzie McGuire movie.

by Anonymousreply 21November 26, 2022 3:53 AM
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