Recently, reports emerged that Hilary Duff had joined Tinder, and was actively looking for a boyfriend after filing for divorce earlier this year.
A few weeks ago, a screenshot of Duff’s Tinder profile appeared online, apparently discovered by someone on Reddit who posted “I Found Lizzy McGuire”.
The news came in the same week as reports that notorious Lothario and model-cavorter Leonardo DiCaprio was using the dating app.
Duff’s apparent profile had her exact age, and was also noted to be linked to her official Instagram account – part of Tinder’s recent integration with the photo-sharing social network.
And the child star and singer then confirmed reports on Valentine in the Morning, saying: “It’s true, I’m on Tinder. I was sitting with my friends one night at the house and we were joking around. In my life, I have always had really serious boyfriends. I’ve always met people through work and I have never been on a blind date. What’s the worst that could happen?”
Duff said she was talking to around “nine guys right now”, and even had a date planned with one of them later that week.
And yet following this date, TMZ reported that the 27-year-old actor brought cameras along to this Tinder date, and that the whole story was concocted for a reality dating show she is starring in.
Sources say the show is about Duff’s dating life following her divorce from former ice hockey husband Mike Comrie earlier this year.