40 Celebrity Couples You Forgot Dated In The Early ’00s
Hilary Duff and Joel Madden
People should have been more concerned about Hilary Duff and Joel Madden. Hilary dated Joel from 2003 to 2006, and their relationship started when she was only 16. The Good Charlotte frontman was 24. Hilary has implied that she lost her virginity to Joel, which is just so cringy. After their breakup, Hilary did what she described to Cosmo as “a massive friend cleanse” at age nineteen and Joel started dating Nicole Richie within a month. Joel and Nicole are married and have two children, Harlow and Sparrow. Paper Magazine did a deep-dive and realized that not only was no one talking about Joel dating an underaged teen, but no one cared about Lindsay and Wilmer either *or* Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia. Hayden was 17 and Milo was 29. Maybe the ’00s weren’t so great after all.