Gossip has it that Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are separated. (Question mark explanation point??!!) In Touch is reporting (and I use the term loosely) that the couple, who have been married for seven years and have two children, have been living apart for awhile. And tongues wagged even farther when Nicole apparently showed up at Jimmy Kimmel's show without her wedding ring. Buuuuut we've heard these break-up rumors before with these two, and they've always been proven false. So let's take a look at the latest round, why not? If anything, we can shake our heads when they're proven to be utter nonsense again!
A source told In Touch:
They’ve been spending a lot of time apart.
And "pals" supposedly told the mag that the pair have "a lot of issues." Erm, who doesn't?
I'll admit this is always one couple that I look at and think, I can't believe they're still together. They kind of remind me of Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz, and you see how long that lasted. Then again, I'm surprised when anyone can remain married to a rock star for any length of time. It just seems like an impossible task. At least for me, it would be. Groupies are not my thing.
Yet, somehow, the very fact that they seem like such opposites is what makes them such a cute couple. He's all rough and tatted up. She's all delicate and stylish. I don't get it and yet I do. Somehow, oddly, it works.
Plus, they named their kids Harlow and Sparrow. If they could agree on those names, then they should be able to get through anything life throws at them. So let's hope this latest round of rumors is just like the others -- totally unfounded.
Do you think Joel and Nicole will make it?
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