HILARY DUFF AND JOEL MADDEN: INCOME DISPARITY
Just as we predicted last July, Joel Madden and Hilary Duff ‘s romance was headed for disaster. And it’s MORE than their eight year age difference. (Joel was Hilary’s first real romance) Money was the big stumbling block. Their incomes are at opposite ends of the spectrum – Hilary is earning millions with her music and acting and Joel’s band Good Charlotte is struggling to make a comeback. And of course, Hilary is out of town most of the time working somewhere, and long separations ignite suspicions. Joel even had Hilary’s bodyguard reporting back to him on her activities. Finally they realized that although they still care about each other, they just weren’t as happy as they used to be, and they called it a day. Still, we suspect a lot of texting will go on before it’s really over.