Nicole Richie NOT Having Baby To “Save” Joel Madden Marriage, Despite Report

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By Shari Weiss

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Nicole Richie is NOT trying to have a baby to “save” her marriage to Joel Madden, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can debunk the claim.

According to Life & Style, “things were so bad” between the couple earlier this year, Richie was “looking for divorce lawyers.” But now the tabloid alleges “they’re trying for a sibling” for daughter Harlow and son Sparrow. The stars are “desperately hoping a new baby will allow them to save their troubled five-year marriage,” claims the outlet. A so-called “insider” even tells Life & Style, “When Joel told her he wanted to have another baby, she had a change of heart about splitting. It’s a last-ditch effort.”

Here’s what’s REALLY going on: Life & Style’s sister outlet In Touch published multiple stories earlier this year about how Richie and Madden were “on the brink of divorce,” and she was secretly meeting with attorneys. Gossip Cop busted the false reports, even Richie’s father Lionel Richie blasted the wrong rumors, and now Life & Style is doing damage control. The tabloid is attempting to cover old lies with a convenient new one about why Richie and Madden are supposedly staying together.

But Richie and Madden are still together because they weren’t close to divorcing in the first place. And despite this new story, Richie is NOT actively trying for a baby. In fact, the star was just asked by E! whether she’s going to have more kids, and Richie said, “I am not planning on any more, but you never know. I don’t wanna say I don’t want them and then they come and I feel bad.”

Gossip Cop appreciates Richie’s honesty, and only wishes tabloids like Life & Style were honest, too.

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