Mandy Moore still loves 'first true boyfriend' Wilder Valderrama but denies his claims that he "snatched" her virginity
During the conversation with Howard, the actress and singer reflected on her past and exes which include Wilmer Valderrama, Zach Braff, Andy Roddick and former husband Ryan Adams.
Mandy Moore is no stranger to flashbacks and a line of questionable exes. She appeared on an interview with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM show and looked back at her own dating history.
During the hour-long conversation, the actress/singer reflected on her past and exes which include Wilmer Valderrama, Zach Braff, Andy Roddick and Ryan Adams, to whom she was married from 2009-2016. She also commented on her current engagement to Dawes musician Taylor Goldsmith and how he is different from the other men she has been with.
Stern decided to talk about her relationship with Valderrama and how he had bragged that he "snatched" her virginity during a 2006 interview on his show. At the time he had revealed that the sex with Moore was "really good" but not like "warm apple pie". When Howard asked Moore about her exes comments, she flatly denied that he "did not" take her virginity.
"I dated him when I was 16-17. 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 photo shoot for some teen magazine when I was 15. Never French-kissed a boy, he was like my first true boyfriend," Moore revealed.
She also revealed that she had been hurt by his insensitive and repulsive comments and specifically remembers hearing from her parents post the interview. "They were bummed," she said, "Don Moore, my dad, especially was like, 'What? I liked that young man.'"
"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 with anybody and lie about it?' We don't talk about it now. I moved past it now. This is like 2005. We're not that close, but we're friendly. We have some mutual friends. He came to my house a couple months ago, he had some friends over. He's a good guy, he really is," she added.
The conversation then moved on to Zach Braff who she had dated in the mid-2000s. When asked whether she thought "he was the guy for life," she said, "I did. You're like, this is it, I know who I am, what I want. I knew nothing, in reality." She also went on to add that they are still in touch.
Moore also spoke about her first marriage to musician Ryan Adams which had ended in a "devastating" divorce. "It didn't sour my idea of romance or marriage or monogamy. I just chose the wrong person," she said. When Stern said she should have done a Braff with Adams and just done "two years in and out, Maybe less!" she joked.
Moore was also asked about her lyrics to her hit song "Candy" and had no explanation for some of the puzzling words. What does it mean to miss someone like candy?" she asked. "What the f**k does that mean? Even as a kid I was like, 'I don't know what I'm singing about.'"