Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's Family Album With 2 Kids: Photos (2024)

The family life! Nicole Richie and her husband, Joel Madden, began dating in 2006 — and became first-time parents two years later.

“When I first would see [Nicole] around, we were friends. But I don’t think I’m the obvious choice,” the Good Charlotte musician told Australia’s 60 Minutes in April 2013 of the early days of their relationship. “I’m always like, ‘Just give me a shot. Just give me one date.’ If I can get my foot in the door …”.

The Simple Life alum, for her part, told Ocean Drive Magazine in March 2012 that she was “going through a difficult time with my family” when she first met the “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” singer, noting that their relationship helped her get through the rough time. “Having him have such a strong foundation really opened the doors and brought both of our families together,” she added.

The fashion designer gave birth to the couple’s first child, daughter Harlow, in January 2008, and the two welcomed their son, Sparrow, in September 2009. The following year, Richie announced that she and Madden were engaged. They tied the knot that December.

Ahead of the premiere of her NBC sitcom Great News, Richie revealed that balancing her mom life with work was made a lot easier by her kids’ excitement to join her on set. “They were with me throughout the whole process,” she told E! News in March 2017.

Richie has remained busy over the years with roles in Bless This Mess, Nikki Fre$h and Cursed Friends in addition to founding her lifestyle brand, House of Harlow, in 2008. However, the Priceless author exclusively told Us Weekly in December 2018 that there’s nothing she loves more than to “be in sweats” and “shut off” at home with her husband and kids.

While Richie and Madden have primarily kept their kids’ lives out of the public eye, the couple occasionally share glimpses into the family’s private lives via social media. In September 2020, Nicole’s younger sister, Sofia Richie, shared a rare photo of Harlow posing with her and Nicole via Instagram. “My favorite trio,” the model captioned the post.

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Madden, for his part, often commemorates holidays such as Mother’s Day and Halloween with pics of his kids. “Happy Mother’s Day to one of the greatest of all time❤️ We love you @nicolerichie ❤️,” the musician captioned a slideshow of pics of his family of four in May 2022.

Harlow made headlines on Mother’s Day in May 2023 after the teen appeared all grown up in a sweet Instagram pic. “We all love you. Happy Mothers Day Queen,” Nicole captioned a pic of herself, Sofia, Harlow and her mother, Brenda Harvey. (Harvey and ex-husband Lionel Richie adopted Nicole when she was 9 years old.)

Scroll below to see Richie and Madden’s sweetest family photos over the years:

Credit: Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's Sweetest Family Photos With Daughter Harlow and Son Sparrow Through the Years

The family life! Nicole Richie and her husband, Joel Madden, began dating in 2006 — and became first-time parents two years later.“When I first would see [Nicole] around, we were friends. But I don’t think I’m the obvious choice,” the Good Charlotte musician told Australia’s 60 Minutes in April 2013 of the early days of their relationship. “I’m always like, ‘Just give me a shot. Just give me one date.’ If I can get my foot in the door …”.The Simple Life alum, for her part, told Ocean Drive Magazine in March 2012 that she was “going through a difficult time with my family” when she first met the “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” singer, noting that their relationship helped her get through the rough time. “Having him have such a strong foundation really opened the doors and brought both of our families together,” she added.The fashion designer gave birth to the couple’s first child, daughter Harlow, in January 2008, and the two welcomed their son, Sparrow, in September 2009. The following year, Richie announced that she and Madden were engaged. They tied the knot that December.Ahead of the premiere of her NBC sitcom Great News, Richie revealed that balancing her mom life with work was made a lot easier by her kids’ excitement to join her on set. “They were with me throughout the whole process,” she told E! News in March 2017.[sendtonews type="float" key="tY5IoP8oxL-2828720-14453"]Richie has remained busy over the years with roles in Bless This Mess, Nikki Fre$h and Cursed Friends in addition to founding her lifestyle brand, House of Harlow, in 2008. However, the Priceless author exclusively told Us Weekly in December 2018 that there’s nothing she loves more than to “be in sweats” and “shut off” at home with her husband and kids.While Richie and Madden have primarily kept their kids’ lives out of the public eye, the couple occasionally share glimpses into the family’s private lives via social media. In September 2020, Nicole’s younger sister, Sofia Richie, shared a rare photo of Harlow posing with her and Nicole via Instagram. “My favorite trio,” the model captioned the post.Madden, for his part, often commemorates holidays such as Mother’s Day and Halloween with pics of his kids. “Happy Mother’s Day to one of the greatest of all time❤️ We love you @nicolerichie ❤️,” the musician captioned a slideshow of pics of his family of four in May 2022.Harlow made headlines on Mother’s Day in May 2023 after the teen appeared all grown up in a sweet Instagram pic. “We all love you. Happy Mothers Day Queen,” Nicole captioned a pic of herself, Sofia, Harlow and her mother, Brenda Harvey. (Harvey and ex-husband Lionel Richie adopted Nicole when she was 9 years old.)Scroll below to see Richie and Madden’s sweetest family photos over the years:

Credit: Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's Sweetest Family Photos With Daughter Harlow and Son Sparrow Through the Years

The family life! Nicole Richie and her husband, Joel Madden, began dating in 2006 — and became first-time parents two years later.“When I first would see [Nicole] around, we were friends. But I don’t think I’m the obvious choice,” the Good Charlotte musician told Australia’s 60 Minutes in April 2013 of the early days of their relationship. “I’m always like, ‘Just give me a shot. Just give me one date.’ If I can get my foot in the door …”.The Simple Life alum, for her part, told Ocean Drive Magazine in March 2012 that she was “going through a difficult time with my family” when she first met the “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” singer, noting that their relationship helped her get through the rough time. “Having him have such a strong foundation really opened the doors and brought both of our families together,” she added.The fashion designer gave birth to the couple’s first child, daughter Harlow, in January 2008, and the two welcomed their son, Sparrow, in September 2009. The following year, Richie announced that she and Madden were engaged. They tied the knot that December.Ahead of the premiere of her NBC sitcom Great News, Richie revealed that balancing her mom life with work was made a lot easier by her kids’ excitement to join her on set. “They were with me throughout the whole process,” she told E! News in March 2017.[sendtonews type="float" key="tY5IoP8oxL-2828720-14453"]Richie has remained busy over the years with roles in Bless This Mess, Nikki Fre$h and Cursed Friends in addition to founding her lifestyle brand, House of Harlow, in 2008. However, the Priceless author exclusively told Us Weekly in December 2018 that there’s nothing she loves more than to “be in sweats” and “shut off” at home with her husband and kids.While Richie and Madden have primarily kept their kids’ lives out of the public eye, the couple occasionally share glimpses into the family’s private lives via social media. In September 2020, Nicole’s younger sister, Sofia Richie, shared a rare photo of Harlow posing with her and Nicole via Instagram. “My favorite trio,” the model captioned the post.Madden, for his part, often commemorates holidays such as Mother’s Day and Halloween with pics of his kids. “Happy Mother’s Day to one of the greatest of all time❤️ We love you @nicolerichie ❤️,” the musician captioned a slideshow of pics of his family of four in May 2022.Harlow made headlines on Mother’s Day in May 2023 after the teen appeared all grown up in a sweet Instagram pic. “We all love you. Happy Mothers Day Queen,” Nicole captioned a pic of herself, Sofia, Harlow and her mother, Brenda Harvey. (Harvey and ex-husband Lionel Richie adopted Nicole when she was 9 years old.)Scroll below to see Richie and Madden’s sweetest family photos over the years:

Credit: Courtesy of Joel Madden/Instagram

July 2012

The family posed for backstage pictures with Australian children’s group The Wiggles. "The Madden Family got our Wiggle on today with @itswiggletime thanks The Wiggles!” Madden captioned the group photo.

Credit: Courtesy of Joel Madden/Instagram

July 2013

The rocker snapped a candid photo of Nicole, Harlow and Sparrow chilling on a boat during their Italy vacation.

Credit: Courtesy of Joel Madden/Instagram

November 2013

The Maddens channeled their inner Addams Family for their 2013 Halloween costume.

Credit: Courtesy of Joel Madden/Instagram

October 2014

Richie followed up the previous year's Halloween group costume by dressing herself and her kids up as Cruella de Vil and the dogs from 101 Dalmatians.

Credit: Courtesy of Joel Madden/Instagram

November 2014

Madden wished his Instagram followers a Happy Thanksgiving by sharing what he's thankful for: his family.

Credit: Courtesy of Joel Madden/Instagram

July 2015

"Weekends are a good time for reflection and time spent with family & friends," the Good Charlotte frontman captioned a pic of his kids enjoying time outside. "Monday's we come out swinging. Hope everyone out there is feeling recharged today😎🌴."

Credit: Courtesy of Joel Madden/Instagram

February 2016

Madden's "valentines" supported him at one of his concerts.

Credit: Courtesy of Joel Madden/Instagram

March 2016

Harlow and Sparrow got camera shy while taking a selfie with their dad. "Dad stop 😂#fatherhood," captioned the Instagram pic.

Credit: Courtesy of Joel Madden/Instagram

May 2017

Joel commemorated another Mother's Day by sharing a rare pic of his wife and kids enjoying the pool of sprinkles at the Museum of Ice Cream.

Credit: Courtesy of Joel Madden/Instagram

May 2019

Nicole and her little ones were all smiles in Joel's 2019 Mother's Day post pic. "Happy Mother’s Day Nicole ❤️There aren’t words to tell you how blessed I feel, and how thankful I am ❤️," he wrote at the time.

Credit: Courtesy of Joel Madden/Instagram

May 2020

For Mother's Day in 2020, the "Little Things" singer shared a selfie he took with his family in from of the U.S. Capitol building. "Happy Mother’s Day to one of the best to ever do it, Nicole we love you and I Thank you. You take care of us all, and you make our house a home 👑❤️," he captioned the post.

Credit: Courtesy of Joel Madden/Instagram

June 2020

Joel wished his father-in-law, Lionel, a Happy Birthday by sharing a photo of him with Nicole and his grandkids. In addition to calling the Grammy winner a "Legendary Father, Mentor and Friend," he also thanked the American Idol judge for "always Being a rock in my life."

Credit: Courtesy of Sofia Richie Grainge/Instagram

September 2020

"My favorite trio," Sofia captioned a pic of herself, Nicole and Harlow.

Credit: Courtesy of Joel Madden/Instagram

January 2021

In celebration of Harlow’s 13th birthday, Joel share one of his daughter’s baby pics via Instagram, which he captioned with cake and heart emojis.

Credit: Courtesy of Joel Madden/Instagram

May 2021

Nicole and Sparrow share a sweet hug in the photo Joel shared via Instagram for Mother's Day in 2021.

Credit: Courtesy of Joel Madden/Instagram

May 2022

Having been parents together for over 10 years, Joel posted a slideshow of family photos to celebrate Nicole on Mother's Day.

Credit: Courtesy of Nicole Richie/Instagram

May 2023

Harlow looked like her mother's mini-me in an Instagram Story Nicole posted for Mother's Day. The two each sported black shirts and wore their blonde hair down.

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Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's Family Album With 2 Kids: Photos (2024)

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Brenda Harvey and Lionel Richie legally adopted Nicole when she was nine years old.

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Despite The Simple Life finding huge success, Paris and Nicole experienced a falling out in April 2005, or after season 3. “It's no big secret that Nicole and I are no longer friends,” Paris said in a statement to People at the time. “Nicole knows what she did, and that's all I'm ever going to say about it.”

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But these days, the brothers behind Good Charlotte spend more time in boardrooms than they do onstage, thanks to their management company, MDDN, and their Live Nation-backed live-streaming platform, Veeps, which just switched from pay-per-view concerts to an $11.99-a-month subscription model.

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Her parents were friends of Lionel's who could not support Nicole financially, and Lionel and Harvey adopted her when she was 9 years old. "Nicole was actually a godsend," he told PEOPLE in February 2022. "She was a little girl who needed a shot. She was used to people coming and going.

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