Update: Us Weekly also says they have independently confirmed.
Update July 3rd: As we told you last month, Nicole Richie is pregnant. TMZ says they have independently confirmed the news, but gives no other details.
If you haven’t already read our June 17th exclusive with a friend of Joel Madden‘s, click below to check it out.
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Originally posted June 17:: We hear from a source close to Joel Madden that Nicole Richie is definitely pregnant and due in January 2008. The source says,
Joeland Nicole aren’t confirming anything until she’s 12 weeks or more. Thebaby was not a total accident, they are in a serious relationship anddefinitely want to get married eventually.
Nicole thought it would be a good time to get pregnant — sinceher trial for DUI is coming up, she wanted to prove that she was 100%clean. Of course, the reason for her getting pregnant was not to getout of jail. She and Joel are very very happy. Every time I talk tohim, he sounds less like the punk rebel he used to be, and more like afamily man.
After reading some comments, the source wrote to us to clarify:
Nicole did not get pregnant in order to prove to the courtand the public that she is drug-free or to avoid jail time. That’sridiculous. Her and Joel’s relationship is serious and they both wantedchildren. They didn’t think it would happen this quickly, they wereideally hoping for a pregnancy later this year or next year. However,any rumors of her wanting an abortion are 100% false. They are ecstaticand looking forward to being parents.
Nicole has been clean ever sinceher DUI arrest. And she has not done the hard drugs she used to do(heroin, etc.) in years. They realized after she got pregnant that itcould work in her favor by possibly sparing her jail time. But that wasnot the reason for the pregnancy. She has been going to the doctorregularly and her body is completely healthy and will carry the babywell. Also, she has started to gain more weight, and will continue todo so, as any pregnant woman would.
Update June 16th: The NY Post has an articletoday stating that Nicole is pregnant, and also engaged. It notes thatshe was wearing a large diamond ring, refused all alcohol, and thatJoel was ‘overly attentive’ to her, continually asking if she was okayat a party on Thursday evening.
Originally posted June 15th:Several tabloid sources are claiming that Nicole Richie, a reality star and the celebrity-daughter of musical legend Lionel Richie, is pregnant. Insiders say The Simple Life star found out that she is expecting a baby with her beau, Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden ,during an extensive checkup that included blood and urine tests. Aclose pal says the couple want to keep a tight lid on the informationfor now, saying,
He doesn’t want the news to get out because it’s so early in the pregnancy.
Thefamously tiny star has been reportedly sporting a bump and beenphotographed holding and rubbing her belly. Nicole has also beenspotted visiting fertility specialist Dr. Mark Surrey’s office inBeverly Hills more than once. Sources close to her estimate that shemay be around 7 weeks pregnant with her first child. Although Nicole’srep denies it, both Life & Style and In Touchare reporting that she checked herself into the Beau Monde rehabfacility in California last month to treat an addiction to painmedication for fear it could hinder her pregnancy.As for Joel, the rocker’s mother, Robin Madden, told L & S that hehas yet to make an announcement to anyone in his family, saying,
I believe he would’ve told me [if Nicole were pregnant]. I’m going to call Joel; I haven’t talked to him in months.
However friends say Joel, who is currently on tour with his band inEurope, is aware of the pregnancy and being the good guy that he is hasbeen saddened by his inability to be by Nicole’s side at this time.
Right now they’re upbeat. Joel’s been texting supportive messages to Nicole every day. Joel told Nicole he’d be there for her.
Regardless of whether she is pregnant or not, those close to Nicole feel she is up to challenge of motherhood.
She would be a great mom, when she decides to have a baby.