Hilary Duff likes her image as a good, wholesome girl. But only to a point.
The starlet, in an interview with Elle magazine, sought to distance herself from claims that she's been too well behaved during a two-year relationship with boyfriend Joel Madden, 27, the frontman of the band Good Charlotte.
"It's hard having a boyfriend who's older because people just assume. But [virginity] is definitely something I like about myself," Duff said.
But Hilary, whose mom described her as a "very chaste young woman" in the same article, denies she ever discussed her virtues since she's dated Madden.
"The thing is that I didn't say that. I wouldn't say that. I don't know how [the writer] got that out of what I said," said the 18-year-old singer and actress, who has totally confused the Gossip as to who said what, or what the hell she's even talking about.
According to Hilary, it's not something that she talks about or wants people to focus on. Nor is her sex life even appropriate to think about, dammit!
"Whose business is that?" she bristles.
During the interview, Duff was also quoted as revealing her deep thoughts on doing it, stating that her position doesn't mean she hasn't thought about sex, because everybody she knows has had it and like every teen, she wants to fit in. But when they talk about it, she says, it doesn't sound special, like she would imagine it to be.
Good for Hilary, sticking to her guns. Sorry, Joel. Looks like there will be no Duff in the buff for some time. Although Duff diving (if you will) may not count -- we'll have to get some clarification on that at a later time.