and they may share an ex, but they prefer to bond over wine.
The How I met your father the star sat down with Andy Cohen this week, where she was asked by a viewer about which was herself, husband Matthew Koma, Richie and Richie’s wife, Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden. Duff dated Madden from 2004 to 2006, before he and Richie tied the knot in 2010.
While Duff acknowledged that the “date night” photo (which also included Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and his longtime girlfriend Meagan Camper, as well as music executive Josh Abraham and his partner Gina Abraham) surprised many fans , it wasn’t strange at all for the Lizzie McGuire alum to spend time with her ex boyfriend. The mom-of-three told Cohen that she has a “good relationship with their entire family.”
“We’re neighbors and we actually hang out all the time,” Duff explained. “I was just in his driveway honking for [Nicole] to come and drink wine with us the other day”.
Unfortunately, Duff said Richie wasn’t available, like The simple life alum was in “bed at eight”.
Duff recently reflected on changing friendships in a March 2022 interview with Vanity Fair, in which she featured in the infamous teen-focused 2003 cover of their magazine, titled “It’s Totally Raining Teens.” In addition to Duff, Mandy Moore, Amanda Bynes, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Alexis Bledel, Evan Rachel Wood, Raven-Symoné and Lindsay Lohan appeared as featured faces within the youth-focused issue.
“I remember being like, ‘That’s cool, I was included in this,’ but no, this was a very stressful and anxious day,” the Material girls told star Vanity Fair. “Mandy too [Moore] and now they’re great friends, so it’s a lot of fun.
Last year, Duff also revisited her romantic past, albeit for heartbreaking reason. Following Aaron Carter’s death in November 2022, the “So Yesterday” singer wrote, “I am deeply sorry that life has been so hard on you and that life has been so hard on you and that you had to fight hard to in front of the whole world. You had an absolutely effervescent charm…boy, my teenage self loved you dearly.”