Lionel Richie: Nicole And Joel Madden Divorce Rumors Are “Completely Untrue”

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By Minyvonne Burke

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Lionel Richie is confirming what Gossip Cop has been reporting for months: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are NOT getting a divorce. The singer slammed the breakup rumors during a recent interview, saying they are “completely untrue.”

Richie also addressed a particular rumor published by RadarOnline that falsely alleged Nicole and Madden were splitting after a moving truck was spotted outside their house. “They’ve bought a new house and the moving van was pulling up at their old house to move to the new one,” explained Richie in an interview with Hello! “Hence the story they are breaking up.”

The legendary singer went on to say that he recently visited the couple in their new home, and said they are doing great. “I went over to the new place recently and there were the Pup-Pups – otherwise known as my grandchildren – running around all excited showing me their new yard and their new pool,” said Richie. The singer also said he asked Nicole why she hasn’t publicly commented on the split rumors, and she said, “Nah, it’s OK.” While Richie agreed with his daughter that she shouldn’t worry about rumors.

Over the past few months, Gossip Cop has repeatedly busted several inaccurate stories claiming Nicole and Madden are getting a divorce. In each instance, we were exclusively and accurately told by rock-solid sources that the pair’s marriage is fine, and they’re not headed towards a split.

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