Radar: Nicole Richie & Joel Madden are secretly married

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Last week, a report surfaced on Radar that Nicole Richie and Joel Madden may have been secretly married shortly after the birth of their second child, son Sparrow. Radar reported that Nicole and Joel had already gotten a marriage license, and that perhaps if they weren’t already wed, they would be soon. I kind of thought “meh” to the rumors at first. Although I believe Nicole and Joel are tight, there have been rumors about an impending wedding for a while. Here’s the first report:

Have Nicole and Joel finally tied the knot?

Rumors have been circulating throughout Hollywood and beyond on Thursday that after two babies Nicole and Joel have walked down the aisle.

One source says that Nicole and Joel, real name Joel Ryan Combs, obtained a marriage license sometime last week and married in a top secret ceremony on Wednesday.

On September 9th Nicole gave birth to the couple’s second child, a little boy they named Sparrow. Sparrow joined his big sister, Harlow, who was born January 2008.

A source tells RadarOnline.com that Richie has been talking more seriously about marriage since the tragic death of her long term boyfriend, Adam Goldstein, in August.

But did she take the plunge?

RadarOnline.com called her rep and spoke to an assistant several hours ago. We popped the question but so far it’s been silence from that star’s official mouthpiece.

So did they get married? Or should you file this under the category of We Know It Will Happen One Day, But It Hasn’t Happened Yet?!

[From Radar]

Now Radar is reporting that Joel, Nicole and Nicole’s dad Lionel Richie all attended the Noble Awards last night, and that Lionel might have dropped a wedding hint. Lionel presented an award to Joel for his charitable work, and said “I want to welcome him to our family and present this Noble award to a guy I love very much – Joel Madden!” Hm… “welcome” him to the family, you say? Could it be that Joel and Nicole were actually married in some completely quiet, subdued ceremony? Radar takes pains to say that neither Nicole nor Joel would say anything confirming or denying a secret wedding ceremony, so it’s not like we know for sure. But Lionel’s statement does stand out, amateur detectives. Let me get my spy-glass! Yes, I think there’s a good chance they did get married. If they did, congratulations to the happy couple! Many blessings.

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  1. Firestarter says:

    Well, if it’s true, good for them. I hope they have a nice life together and always stay true to themselves and their kids.

  2. BiggieShortie says:

    I don’t understand how having a baby makes somebody who was pretty damned irrelevant before in to a person of interest. Hello, Kardashian sister?
    Who cares about these two twats.

  3. princess pea says:

    Well, Biggie, you can maybe accept that Joel is legitimately famous, even if you don’t like Nicole? And we do usually read about famous people getting married.

    Whatever, I think these two seem remarkably normal. I like ’em.

  4. NFLer says:

    It makes no difference married or not, who cares.

  5. Iggles says:

    Awww. If this is true, I wish them the best. They seem like a solid couple.

  6. Essie says:

    Why would their marriage be “secret”??? I mean, WHY?? Nobody really cares if they marry or not so why not just say you’re married? I don’t get it.

  7. javelin says:

    maybe they kept it a secret so Paris Hilton wouldn’t throw herself at the other Madden brother and demand a double wedding and try to sleep with Lionel Richie and call Nicole her blood sister… or some shit

  8. Icecat says:

    Nicole Ritchie used to bug the shit out of me, but after her arrest and the birth of Harlow, I have actually gained some respect for her!

    If it is true yay for them. I wish them the best!

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  10. Emily says:

    @Icecat: I agree! Nicole seems to have really grown up in the past few years, and she comes across as a good mother. I hope they’re happy, whether they’re married or not.

  11. Kylie says:

    I just can’t work out if I like this chick or not. I can’t erase the memory of The Simple Life and how obnoxious she was. She was worse then the K Sisters on a bad day!
    She is growing on me though.