Nicole Richie, Joel Madden Divorce? Lionel Richie's Daughter Wears Wedding Ring Amid Rumors

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden attend Macy's Passport Presents: Glamorama - 30th Anniversary in Los Angeles held at The Orpheum Theatre on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Getty

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden keep fueling divorce rumors. In Touch Weekly, reported they were on the brink of divorce after a source, who claimed to be close to Lionel Richie’s daughter, told the publication that their marriage is falling apart, and divorce might be their only option: “They’re on the brink of divorce. They’ve been spending more time apart because all they do is fight when they’re together. Nicole can be very forceful when she doesn’t get her way, and Joel doesn’t respond to that.”

Rumors didn’t stop there, earlier this month moving vans were spotted at their L.A. home, and Joel was seen shopping for furniture without Nicole. However, Entertainment Tonight reported that the couple was moving to a new home close to Madden’s brother Benji and wife Cameron Díaz.

In spite of this, the couple has been trying to negate the stories and show they are still going strong. Good Charlotte’s lead singer showed his love for Nicole on Mother’s Day when he posted a selfie of the two of them and added the following caption: “Happy Mothers Day to my best friend and partner in rhyme. Best wife, mother and friend a father and his kids could ever ask for.”

Richie is also trying to make an effort to salvage her marriage, and she is wearing her wedding ring again. The clothing designer was seen in the streets of L.A. sporting her ring while filming what could be scenes from her new VH1 reality TV show, “Candidly Nicole.” It was reported that she was seen without her wedding band or her engagement ring while she was out grocery shopping. 

Until recent publications said otherwise, the couple had been one of Hollywood’s most solid marriages beating all odds, even family and friends said they wouldn't last, and happily raising their kids, Harlow and Sparrow.  We hope they make it through this!

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