Nicole Richie’s not wearing her wedding ring & moving trucks visit her home

Here’s an atypical shoutout from Joel Madden (on Mother’s Day) to wife Nicole Richie via his Instagram account. These two usually stay lowkey in the PDA department, but someone may be overcompensating. For the past few weeks, InTouch has been trying to make a Nicole and Joel split story happen. The tabloid wrote that trouble was brewing: “They’re on the brink of divorce. They’ve been spending more time apart. Nicole can be very forceful when she doesn’t get her way, and Joel doesn’t respond to that.” In Touch followed up with a more dire installment, saying that Nicole was meeting with divorce attorneys and “weighing her options.” She’s reportedly tired of feeling like a single parent to Harlow (7) and Sparrow (5). He’s busy with the Australian version of The Voice. We hear these stories about once a year from the tabloids, but they usually come from Star.

I was ready to dismiss InTouch’s latest tales as mere fiction. Then Nicole stepped out sans wedding ring with Cameron Diaz. Come to think of it, Nicole was hiding her left hand during an afternoon outing last week with Joel. The photos looked awkward, and they met with an unidentified woman. Here’s another strange observation — a photo of two moving vans outside Nicole and Joel’s home on Saturday morning.

Nicole Richie

Do the moving vans say more than an absent wedding ring? A lot of people can’t stand to wear jewelry (I’m one of them) unless it’s a very special occasion. Sometimes a ring goes in for cleaning and repair. Yet it’s hard to explain away moving vans unless someone is actually leaving the home. What’s even weirder is that Joel Instagrammed his “wife socks (and Nicole’s matching pair) on Friday. So what’s going on here?

Wife Socks 😂😍

A photo posted by Joel Madden (@joelmadden) on

Nicole Richie

Joel Madden

Photos courtesy of Joel Madden on Instagram, Fame/Flynet & WENN

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  1. katP says:

    Nooo! I really hope this isn’t true, although hard to explain not one but two moving vans…

  2. INeedANap says:

    I don’t care about either of these two separately (although Nicole has a sharp sense of humor), but I really liked them together. Say it ain’t so!

  3. Santia says:

    How about THEY are moving to a new home?

    • roses says:

      Thank you. They just closed a deal on a house they bought together in the Beverly Hills area last month and so they are now moving. These tabloids make a story out of anything.

    • bettyrose says:

      Rich people buy new home. Moving vans spotted. Film at 11.

  4. Louise177 says:

    I’m going to make a really stupid comment: maybe the whole family is moving or the vans are delivering not picking up. I don’t see any wording on the first and don’t know what the second says. It’s baffling that people are quick to claim divorce at the smallest thing.

    • MrsB says:

      This. Also, it’s not atypical for Joel to mention Nicole on his IG. He actually does it quite often.

    • Brasileira says:

      This certanly ain’t a stupid comment. In fact, if we were not so used to expect the most tabloid-y of the stories, this would and should be the common sense. But, well, I guess it does not sell as much.

  5. Size Does Matter says:

    From the article about Nicole hiding her left hand, they had a “handshake goodbye.” That’s a little weird, right?

  6. Shambles says:

    Eh. I’ve followed both of their instagrams for a while, and it’s actually not that rare for him to give shout outs to Nicole. At least he used to–it’s been a while since I creeped on them lol. But I really want to believe that this is bullsh!t anyway. I have a soft spot for the Madden bros.

  7. NewWester says:

    Maybe they are packing up the house to move to Australia? Celebrities can keep things quiet if they want to

  8. Samtha says:

    Awww, I really like them together. I hope this isn’t true.

    I rarely wear my wedding ring, oddly enough. If I’m going out with friends for a girls’ night, I’ll wear the band so I don’t get hit on as much, but that’s about it.

  9. SleepyJane says:

    Hillary Duff is single now. Coincidence?

    I kid. I kid.

  10. Greek chic says:

    Maybe they are moving together to a new house?

  11. Lori says:

    I go thru phases of not wearing my wedding rings as well. I choose them, and to be honest I went to specific and trendy. So sometimes I get sick of looking at them. I should have gone with a plain diamond solitare and plain gold band.

    • Lexie says:

      Lori, what do they look like? I’m curious what “specific and trendy” wedding rings would be.

      • chloeee says:

        Like halo cushion cuts are EVERYWHERE whereas maybe 10 years ago a different cut and setting were more prevalent

      • Lori says:

        It is a combination of white and yellow gold that just screams 1995.

    • Dani says:

      Same, Lori!! I never wear my engagement ring unless I have an event or something and forget to take it off the next morning. My wedding band comes and goes, meaning if I take it off I have to remember to put it back on. Mine wasn’t trendy until a few years later and now it’s everywhere and I always complain about how everyone copied me haha.

    • BRE says:

      I wear my ring on my right hand cause I have RA too bad on the left. That totally confuses people!

      • Ange says:

        Haha me too! But I had tendinitis and tenosynovitis on my ring finger on the left hand and it never went back to normal size.

  12. Bea says:

    The kids are impossibly cute, that’s all I have.

  13. Anare says:

    I rarely wear my wedding ring. It is lovely simple sparkly but it’s gold and I have been hung up on silver jewelry for a long time.