The “Extremely Difficult” Relationships You Never Knew Lily Collins Kept Secret

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For the most part, Lily Collins stays under the radar, especially when there’s a significant other in her life. Besides her on-again, off-again relationship with her co-star from The Mortal Instruments, Jamie Campbell Bower, the 27-year-old’s relationships/potential flings (with Taylor Lautner, Zac Efron, Chris Evans, Nick Jonas, etc.) were rare topics of discussion — heck, she was rarely even pictured with any of ’em — until now.

The brown-eyed beauty recently announced her secret plans to release her first book, called Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me:

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“Thank you for inspiring me to be brave, honest, and able to open up about the things we all struggle with: body image, self-confidence, relationships, family, dating, and so much more,” she wrote on Instagram.

As you can see, Lil plans to cover a variety of topics. But, naturally, people are gravitating toward her relationships, which she herself called “extremely difficult.”

In an interview with People, the Love, Rosie actress said she had to get through intense emotions and “dark places” when she was writing. And some of those “dark places” included past relationships. “It was not about attacking, it was about showing how you can be given situations in life and turn them into lessons,” she said. “It takes knowing what you don’t want to know what you do want.”

“It’s definitely like having my diary published,” she added.

Said diary is tapped for release on March 7 via HarperCollins. Can’t wait!

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Even before Chris or Nick entered the picture, Lily racked up quite the hot dating timeline: