Mandy Moore Addresses BFF Minka Kelly's Reportedly Rekindled Romance with Mutual Ex Wilmer Valderrama
"We're all close friends," Moore told Bravo's Andy Cohen
“We’re all close friends,” said Moore, 32.
So what’s the breakdown here? Moore dated Valderrama for about a year when the two were much younger, and they’ve remained friends over the years. Moore is also best friends with Kelly, who was briefly linked to Valderrama in 2012 before romance rumors resurfaced earlier this month after the two were spotted in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico together.
But according to Moore, despite any potential awkwardness, the situation feels totally normal.
“It’s not weird,” she said. “I love them both.”
As for her relationship with Valderrama, 36, Moore said the two have been friends for 15 years.
“We’re like very, very close friends,” she said. “[We dated] for a year – he was my first boyfriend when I was 15. We can still be friends!”
And as for what’s going on between Valderrama and Kelly? Well, that’s a little less clear. Following their Mexico trip, Kelly, 36, told Power 106 on Sep. 8 that Valderrama is a “good friend” to her.
“Wilmer’s a really, really good person,” she said. “And any woman would be lucky to have him.”
Kelly also maintained the two never actually dated in the past.
“He’s not my ex,” she said. “We are good friends, and we always have been. It’s funny, this whole ‘back with my ex’ thing. We’re not exes!”
“It sucks when stories that aren’t true are made up, you know?” she added. “Look, if it’s true and it’s out, then it’s true and it’s out. When it’s not true and it’s out is when it’s really frustrating. You just have to find the comedy in all of it.”
Ultimately, the actress acknowledged media scrutiny of her personal life is par for the course.
“I think it comes with the territory,” she said. “It’s a small price to pay for the extraordinary life that I live.”
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