During an interview with Howard Stern on his show this week, Mandy Moore revealed that a statement Wilmer Valderrama made on the same show some 12 years ago—that he was Mandy Moore’s first P-in-V encounter when they dated in the early aughts—was entirely untrue.
After Stern confirmed that Moore would be comfortable discussing the subject, they had a long chat during which which she cleared a few things up.
HOWARD STERN: He said... he took your virginity.
MANDY MOORE: He did not. He did not. I dated him when I was 16 and 17. I love him and I still love him and he’s a very good friend and that’s why I was so shocked by it. Not only was it a fib, but it was so unlike him, so uncharacteristic... He’s dated all the ladies... I met him at a photoshoot for like some teen magazine, literally when I was 15. [I had] never French kissed a boy. He was like my first true boyfriend.”
HOWARD STERN: So when he comes on my show and says, “I took Mandy Moore’s virginity,” were you beside yourself?
HS: And you were hurt?
HS: Do you pick up the phone and call him and say, “Hey asshole, first of all you didn’t take my virginity.”
MM: Yes. And where did this come from? And I remember in the moment he tried to explain it away — that he did get caught up and maybe insinuated more than outright said it. And I said, ‘No, you outright said it.’ ... I was like, ‘Why would you ever talk about that to anybody? And lie about it?’”
HS: Did he realize he lied about it?
MM: I don’t know.
HS: Oh my god.
MM: We don’t talk about it now... I think he learned a valuable lesson that day.
Moore went on to say that she and Valderrama remain very good friends—making a point to describe him as “a good guy”—so it appears it’s all water under the bridge at this point. But not every former guy in Moore’s life was as lucky. Here’s the delicately worded (and quietly seething) thing she said when her ex-husband Ryan Adams was brought up:
“[Our divorce] didn’t sour my idea of romance or marriage or monogamy. I just chose the wrong person. We’re just different, we were not meant to be. It was a very lonely life. Someone who’s obsessed with themselves and obsessed with their work and wasn’t able to be a partner or husband. The anger subsided for me now. I have so much distance from it now, I have a different perspective.”
Moore is now married to some dude whose name I always forget, which is honestly a good sign for both of them.