Nicole Richie and Joel Madden attend DCMA store opening, prepare for separation due to tour
Although they ended up skipping the after party and heading home by 10, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, 29, were well prepared to balance their night out opening the Madden twins’ DCMA Collective store with the demands being of new parents. Nicole, 26, laughed,
[My breast pump] is in the car. And wehave a converter because there’s no car charger, so that way I can plugit right in at 10 o’clock!
Instead, they returned home before the clock struck to relieve grandma Richie from babysitting duty. Daughter Harlow Winter Kate is now 9 weeks old, but time doesn’t make it any easier to leave her, even for just a few hours.
Mymom’s with her. It’s fun, but it’s bittersweet because Idon’t like to leave her. And I always wonder, ‘What is she doing?'[I’ve checked in] twice so far — and I’ve only been gone an hour! Butthis is my adult night so I’m excited to see what the night brings.
It’s so cool to see this come to life because this has been Joel’sdream for a very long time. When I was pregnant I would always wear Joel’s DCMAT-shirts, but now I’m excited to wear the girls’ stuff. And Harlowwears custom DCMA.
Click below to read what’s next for the Richie-Madden family (a separation until mid-April) and what a typical night with Paris Hilton is like nowadays (low-key).
Attending the opening with the pair were Joel’s identical twin Benji and his girlfriend, Nicole’s longtime pal Paris Hilton. According to Paris, the night out was a bit of a change from their recent routine.
[Nicole and Joel] really don’t go out, so we mostly hang out at her mom’s house with the baby and watch movies and cook.
Unfortunately, the get-togethers will be ending, at least until mid-April. The Maddens are taking their band Good Charlotte on the road until April 13th, where they will play international dates in South Africa, Eastern Europe, and the UK in support of their album Good Morning Revival. While Paris will join the twins on the road, Nicole and Harlow will be staying at home. Although he’ll miss his ladies, Joel remarked that it will be made easier with technology on his side.
It’s all about iChat. [Harlow] isgiggling and laughing all the time now. We’re really blessed. She always wakes up every morning laughing and smiling and it’s the best art of my day. She’s an angel, and we are really blessed to havesuch a healthy happy baby. Watching her and Nicole together is reallycool.