Hilary Duff said she never claimed to be a virgin

Singer Hilary Duff, 21, was quoted by Elle in 2006 as claiming to be a virgin. This seemed to jibe with her wholesome image at the time and given the purity trend it’s not out of the norm for older teen stars to declare they’re virgins. The only thing is that it either wasn’t true or wasn’t information she wanted to reveal at the time. Duff said that isn’t anyone’s business and that she never even said that.

Hilary Duff says she never told Elle magazine in 2006 that she was still a virgin.

“You know what? I was quoted saying I was a virgin, but I absolutely did not say that,” she says in the January issue of Maxim. “That’s nobody’s business but my own. Somehow it turned into a bad thing!”

But Duff, 21, says that’s not the worst thing that’s been written about her.

“I’ve been accused by the press of giving lap dances at clubs,” she says. “I mean, little ol’ me? It’s shocking.

“People love to believe it —- it’s way more exciting to talk about than the truth! And they’re so descriptive about these lap dances,” she says. “I don’t even know how to do a lap dance!”

Duff says she isn’t afraid to show her sexual side occasionally.

Take her sexy new music video “Reach Me,” for instance.

“I was ready to do something different,” the singer says. “The intent was not to be overtly sexual; I’m not naked. I do have little shorts on in it — but I also wear a giant tutu. It’s good to show different sides of yourself.”

[From US Weekly]

At first I wondered why Duff wouldn’t just deny that she said that at the time, but she probably realized that people would have interpreted as a denial that she was a virgin, and she may have felt that it was best to keep quiet about it. The Elle journalist that made that up should be ashamed. At least they didn’t fabricate an entire interview like Cosmopolitan’s UK version recently did with Scarlett Johansson.

Duff was rumored to be engaged to her longterm boyfriend, New York Islands hockey player Mike Comrie, but neither has confirmed the news and she no longer wears a ring on her left ring finger. She explained in Maxim, “The truth is, I just like to wear rings!”

I’m not a fan of her music by any means but she seems to have handled this maturely and to have realized that the best way to deal with the fake story was to wait and let it sit.

Hilary Duff is shown on 12/4/08 at the grand opening of the SLS hotel in Beverly Hills. Credit: WENN

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  1. what is ever. says:

    doubled, my apologies.

  2. what is ever. says:

    A horse is a horse, of course, of course…

  3. Lucy says:

    For someone who normally looks so pretty, those are hideous photos!

  4. vdantev says:

    Lost too much of that baby fat that gave her face such nice roundness.

  5. I Choose Me says:

    ^^”A horse is a horse, of course, of course…” 😆

    The second pic makes me want to give a carrot. 😆

  6. ff says:

    Well if mags are making up entire interviews that never happened, who knows?

  7. MC says:

    despite the Reach Out video, I generally think she’s pretty classy.

  8. Tina says:

    In certain lights, she looks like what the Olsen twins can only aspire to look like.

    I like Hilary Duff. I think she tries to stay out of the radar and out of the tabloids. And I like her better than Miley Cyrus.

  9. aleach says:

    what is the obsession with celebs viriginity?? its sooo weird.
    its like the new fad “oh, im a virgin!”
    uhhh, good for you.
    i just do not get it.

  10. Christina X says:

    On a more positive note, she turned out to be much less annoying than I thought she was going to be a few years ago.

  11. chessie says:

    Bloodshot eyes, much?

  12. BabySanta says:

    I like Hilary Duff much better than Miley Cyrus. Lol!