There have been rumors for some time that there were problems in Nicole Richie and Good Charlotte star Joel Madden’s marriage.
The couple, who have been married for five years and have two children, are considering parting ways.
Richie, 33, had a “tense meeting” with Madden, 36, on Tuesday when they were spotted having lunch.
Both looked angry and uncomfortable.
There were moving trucks already spotted outside the couple’s Los Angeles home. A source close to the couple reveal that “divorce is imminent”.
The insider said, “Nicole has finally had enough of Joel and she is only interested in moving on now with her life. She told him to leave the house and Joel has complied. They have been living as roommates for a very long time now. The passion fizzled out from their marriage years ago and people close to them know that they have both been doing their own thing for quite some time”.
The fashion designer was already spotted without her wedding ring. According to several media outlets, Nicole hasn’t been spotted with her ring in quite some time.
Nicole and Joel have managed to keep their relationship private and want to keep their family from being harassed by paparazzi .
The couple hoped to stay together for the sake of their two children, but realize that is no longer an option.
The divorce rumors went into full drive after In Touch Weekly revealed the couple had met with an attorney.
An insider said, “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.”
The couple are fighting about everything, even when it comes to raising their kids.
Just one example of their issues is that Nicole is on a health kick and wants their children to eat healthy. But when Joel is around he gives them candy and anything they want.
The source adds, “If it wasn’t for the kids, they’d be divorced already. Nicole’s already trying to hang on for their sake, but she’s at her breaking point.”
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden married in December 2010 after four years of dating. The couple have an 8-year-old daughter named Harlow and a four-year-old son named Sparrow.
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