As celebrities they certainly have the odds stacked against them. But so far there doesn’t seem to be much truth to the rumour that Nicole Richie and husband Joel Madden are about to divorce.
Joel Madden and Nicole Richie have been together for nine years now. Since 2010 they have been married, but they became parents to daughter Harlow in 2008 and son Sparrow in 2009. Now, nearly five years married, they seem to be facing more divorce rumours than ever.
Why is that?
All things considered these two have been together for quite some time already. That in itself is a success. They share two kids and seem happy for the most part. But late in spring they put their house up for sale and it immediately sparked divorce rumours?
It would appear the tabloids fail to realize that the sale of a house is not equivalent to a divorce. It’s not even an indicator a couple might be headed for split. Just because some couples that split sell their houses doesn’t mean that all couple who sell houses are also splitting up.
Some cite Joel’s continued engagement on The Voice Australia as a reason for a potential divorce. More precisely Jessie J joining the judges allegedly caused Nicole to be rather jealous. There’s said to be some flirting going on between Joel and Jessie, but the so-called source can present no proof.
Joel has been on the show for four years now, which bases him for a significant part of the year in Sydney. If anything that would take a toll on his marriage to Nicole, but there’s even less evidence of that. So far the couple has managed just fine, it appears.
We always hear from ‘sources’ about how things are terrible and beyond reconciliation and whatnot, but why don’t we believe actual family members for a change? Lionel Richie has spoken publicly about the divorce rumours and says they’re completely false.
Benji Madden, Joel’s twin, says that Joel and Nicole are totally fine and just great.
Then, of course, we also hear that Cameron Diaz, one of Nicole’s best friends and also sister-in-law, begged Nicole and Joel not to break up, with Benji adding that they should try to stick it out for their children.
Wouldn’t it be nice if tabloids would get their stories straight?
Most recently it has been said that Nicole is trying to get pregnant again. On one side they simply want an addition to their family, it is said, and on the other side some claim that it’s a desperate attempt to fix their broken marriage. Because a baby could fix it.
For now a divorce is neither in sight nor especially likely. Let’s just hope these two manage to keep their family together. They had every intention of doing just that in the past, so more strength to them.