In the early 2000s, the Good Charlotte made new generations dance to the sound of I Just Wanna Live and The Anthem. Benji and Joel Madden capsize the hearts of young blooming girls. After a romance with singer Hilary Duff, it is on Nicole Richie that the leader of the rock group will set his sights, never to leave her! Indeed, in 2007, they formalized their history. The following year, they welcomed their first child, Harlow, born January 11, 2008. On September 9, 2009, Sparrow James Madden was born. The extended family, Joel Madden and Nicole Richie decide to get married. On December 11, 2010, they said “yes” to life on the property of Lionel Richie, Nicole’s father.
In the Madden family, Joel married Nicole and the brother, Benjie, married another showbusiness star: Cameron Diaz! It is not uncommon to see Nicole alongside Cameron during foursome outings. The two brothers have a difficult childhood: they and their sister, their mother were abandoned by their father when they were very young. Joel also officially bears his mother’s name. In mid-2008, Joel had reconnected with his father, but the many songs he devoted to him bear witness to the suffering and anger the family feels towards the father. If he no longer speaks to his father, Joel Madden is very close to his stepfather. On June 20, he posted a message thanking Lionel Richie for being “his rock” in his life. A love that the legendary singer of All Night Long gives him back.
A third child?
Joel Madden, 41, and Nicole Richie, 39, want to expand their family? Blossoming with her two children, the former best friend of Paris Hilton intends to stay there on the maternity side (for the moment, anyway!): “I do not intend to have other children. Even if you never know, ”she told E! News a few years ago. And if the rumors about a potential separation have multiplied, the couple will prove on several occasions that the relationship is solid.
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden © Backgrid