Mandy Moore was ‘hurt’ and ‘shocked’ after Wilmer Valderrama claimed he was her first time
Being a celebrity has drawbacks. Every time you leave the house, the paparazzi might stalk you. Internet trolls might attack you on social media. And your ex might go on Howard Stern's popular radio show and blab about your love life.
That's what happened to Mandy More in 2006. Wilmer Valderrama, best known for playing Fez on That 70's Show, appeared as a guest on The Howard Stern Show. Fez famously struggled with the ladies, but Wilmer claimed to be quite the Latin lover. In the interview, he dished on his relationships with young Hollywood starlets, including Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ashlee Simpson and Mandy Moore. (He also rated their performance in bed, on a scale of one to ten. You know, what classy guys do.)
According to The Los Angeles Times, Valderrama boasted that he "snatched" Mandy Moore's virginity while he dated her in 2001 and 2002. Then he said sleeping with her was "really good," but "not like warm apple pie." That is probably a reference to the 1999 comedy American Pie, where the main character masturbates with a warm apple pie. (Which doesn't make the comment less lewd.) The same year, Moore told Elle that his remark was "utterly tacky, not even true, and it hurt my feelings because I like him."
Twelve years later, Mandy Moore has appeared on The Howard Stern Show to clear the air. Unfortunately, she did not dish on all her famous boyfriends, and rank their performance in bed. (So disappointing.) But in the interview, she does reveal how hurt she was after she heard Wilmer's spurious claims.
"He said that he took my virginity and he did not. He did not. I dated him when I was 16, 17. No.
"I loved him and I still love him. He's a very good friend and that's why I was so shocked by it, because not only was it a fib, but it was so unlike him...so uncharacteristic."
When Moore first met Valderrama, she was sixteen years old, doing a photo shoot for a magazine. She claims that at the time, she had never even French-kissed a boy before. "He was like my first, true, real boyfriend, but he did not [take my virginity]."
After hearing the interview in 2006, Moore called Valderrama up to see what he was thinking. "I remember in the moment he tried to explain it in a way that showed he got caught up and insinuated more than outright saying it. And I was like, 'No, you outright said it.'"
Anyway, this all appears to be water under the bridge. According to Moore, she and Valderrama are still friends today and they've moved on from the awkward incident. Moore is currently engaged to singer Taylor Goldsmith. From 2010 to 2016, Valderrama dated singer Demi Lovato. There's no word yet on how she ranks in the sack or if the experience was similar to warm apple pie.