Are Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Heading for Divorce?
Nicole’s dad Lionel Richie says absolutely not.
In an interview with Hello! magazine, the musician clears up speculation surrounding movers at his daughter’s home recently. “They’ve bought a new house and the moving van was pulling up at their old house to move to the new one,” he explains. “Hence the story they are breaking up.”
The couple — who recently listed their Beverly Hills home for $3.5 million — are doing better than ever, according to Lionel. “I went over to the new place recently and there were the Pup-Pups— otherwise known as my grandchildren — running around all excited showing me their new yard and their new pool.”
During that visit, Lionel says he couldn’t help but mention the breakup rumors. “‘Aren’t you going to clear [the rumors] up?’ I asked Nicole. ‘Nah, it’s OK,’ she said… She’s a seasoned Richie,” he explains. “But, as I said to Nicole, ‘Rumors you don’t worry about. It’s when they print something and it’s true you need to worry.'”
In 2014, Nicole opened up to Oprah Winfrey about her relationship and their desire to stay together.
“From the second we found out we were going to parent together, we looked at each other and we said, ‘OK, both of our parents are divorced. We both have had ups and downs with our parents and we don’t really have a strong example of what a healthy family life is. But, we’re recognizing that now, so let’s work at it and let’s go through this together as a team,'” Nicole revealed.”It’s been great. And I would say that’s the easiest and hardest part.”