Paris Hilton and Benji Madden split after 9 months

By: AP
By: AP
Paris Hilton and her boyfriend of nine months, Benji Madden, have broken up. Hilton publicist Alanna McCarthy said Wednesday that the two "remain very good friends." She wouldn

** FILE ** Paris Hilton is shown at the debut of her Paris Hilton Footwear Collection in Costa Mesa, Calif., Feb. 8, 2008. More than 85,000 people want to be Paris Hilton's best friend. The 27-year-old is using the Internet to cast potential friends for her new reality show, "Paris Hilton's My New BFF." The MTV series, which begins production next month, will follow 20 contestants as they live together and vie for the chance to be Hilton's permanent plus-one. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Paris Hilton and her boyfriend of nine months, Benji Madden, have broken up. Hilton publicist Alanna McCarthy said Wednesday that the two "remain very good friends." She wouldn't say more.

Hilton and Madden have been photographed wearing rings with each other's initials. The 27-year-old socialite also joined her boyfriend when he toured with his rock band, Good Charlotte.

The 29-year-old Madden plays guitar, and his identical twin brother, Joel, is the lead singer.

Joel Madden has a daughter with Nicole Richie, Hilton's longtime friend and reality-TV co-star.

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