Teen idol Hilary Duff has vowed to keep her romance with Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden as private as possible - only a month after admitting they are a couple.

Duff, 17, and Madden, 26, began dating in July 2004 when the LIZZIE McGUIRE star was only 16, and after nearly of year of keeping quiet about their love, they finally admitted they are in a relationship last month (JUN05).

The SO YESTERDAY hitmaker gushes to MTV, "I'm really happy right now. I think and hope he is as well.

"I feel really lucky to have him, but we try not to talk about it too much. We both think it's so weird that people put their relationship out there.

"It's not even about the work anymore. It's not about music or acting or whatever. It's about the relationship. It's not really what I got into this business for, and I know it's not what he got into it for, so why? We both have this same mentality that the more you let people know about it, the more they want to know about it."

21/07/2005 01:25