Nicole Richie preparing for second baby?

According to Star’s cover story, Nicole Richie is going to celebrate baby Harlow’s first birthday by trying to get pregnant with her second child. For some reason, it has the rare whiff of truth, even though it’s Star. Richie seems like an excellent mother who has shunned the drug usage and partying ways of her youth, and would most likely be open to another baby. Harlow’s father, Joel Madden might be a different story, though.

It’s baby time again for Nicole Richie and her rocker boyfriend, Joel Madden! As their daughter Harlow gets ready to celebrate her first birthday, reformed party girl Nicole is taking vitamins, eating healthy and designing trendy maternity wear in preparation for her second pregnancy.

“Nicole simply told Joel that she wants another baby —right away,” a friend confides to Star. “He was a little overwhelmed at first, but now he’s with her 100 percent. They’re both thrilled about adding to their family.”

And, after overcoming a rocky period in their relationship, the couple seems to be in a good place to expand their family. Nicole and Joel went through a “rough patch, but now things are amazing between them,” says a source. “Nicole knows it’s because they’re both so happy with Harlow, and she truly believes another baby will double their commitment.”

[From Star Magazine]

Did Nicole and Joel really hit a rough patch? Maybe – sometimes they do seem at odds, and ever since Harlow’s birth, Nicole has seemed much more engaged in parenthood, while Joel seems to be going on the never-ending tour. They were going to get married at some point, and then they weren’t, and then Nicole maybe moved out, and then she didn’t. Their relationship seems to provide a lot of drama, and maybe Nicole thinks another baby will settle things down. I bet Joel’s not into it, though. Honestly, I’m surprised they’ve lasted this long.

Note by Celebitchy: These two seem pretty stable to me, and I bet that both of them want another baby, not just Nicole. An earlier story in the National Enquirer had Joel begging Nicole to have another baby while she told him he better marry her if he wanted more kids. The tabloids make stuff up all the time so who knows what’s really going on. They’re not married, but they seem perfectly happy and I would bet they’ll be together for a while. Everyone has a different impression though obviously.

Nicole Richie is shown out with Harlow on 12/22/08. Credit: Fame. Nicole and Joel are shown out at a Dolce & Gabanna event on 12/15/08. Credit: WENN/Fayes Vision

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  1. mel says:

    Big mistake to think that kids will hold your marriage together but she seems to enjoy motherhood, so more power to her and Joel.

  2. Nova says:

    They aren’t married. Still…i wish them luck.

  3. kate says:

    i am just loving her these days.

  4. WTF?!?! says:

    Ditto, Kate.

  5. ER says:

    Who knows if their relationship was ever really in jeopardy. Celeb couples disagree just like any other couple, only difference is their’s make the tabs with headers like, “splitsville for this couple”.

    She really did turn over a new leaf. Motherhood has been wonderful to her!

  6. Iris says:

    I don’t know how valid this story is but women shouldn’t have a baby to ensure that the ‘baby’s daddy’ will love them or stay with them. it’s selfish and often doesn’t work.

  7. barneslr says:

    Can’t really expect babies to hold their marriage together, since they never bothered with the marriage part to begin with!

    But, I will say that every time I see pictures of little Harlow she looks so happy! I think that baby is getting a lot of love and positive attention from both parents for her to be such a smiley child (unlike the poor, pitiful spawn of Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen…have those girls ever smiled?)

  8. Meaghan says:

    Her arm looks to be the same size as her babies! Gross.

  9. ava unknown says:

    @ Iris…thank you. too many ppl behave as if babies are accessories or toys and do not realize they are put in a position to shape someone’s life and hopefully instill good values in them. but hey what do i know. i constantly wish i wasn’t a part of this world

  10. i thought joel wanted to get married since he’s super religious or something. i think i recall reading that somewhere

  11. Bodhi says:

    I think they are super stable too. Joel & Harlow have been the best thing for Nicole!

  12. Trashaddict says:

    Very very cute baby but by the time she’s 5, she’ll be as big as Nicole…

  13. Christina X says:

    She’s really turned her life around.

    I find this admirable.

  14. Miranda says:

    I am kind of in love with Nicole…she really picked herself up and devoted her time to being the best mom she can be. As for the rumors of a break-up, any Hollywood couple that spends a night apart or has a sole argument is “headed for splitsville” according to the tabloids. If the tabloids represented real life, no one would ever last more than 6 months.