CLAIM: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden’s “Marriage in Crisis!”

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By Daniel Gates


“The honeymoon is definitely over for Nicole Richie and Joel Madden,” claims Star. According to the tabloid, the couple’s relationship is in “crisis” as Madden gears up to leave Los Angeles for a stint on Australia’s version of “The Voice.” Gossip Cop can bust this silly claim.

Richie is “fuming,” a so-called “insider” tells Star. “Nicole was opposed to Joel’s doing The Voice from the start, because she doesn’t want to endure the months apart,” explains the tabloid’s source. “But Joel isn’t listening. He insists that he needs to do it for his career and signed on without her OK, which set off a nasty round of fighting.”

Star asserts Richie and Madden spent most of their December 11 anniversary “bickering” about the show. The “insider” also alleges that Madden “often isn’t around to pull his weight” with the couple’s two children, leading to strain on the relationship. “Nicole complains all the time that she feels like a single parent,” adds the Star source.

Gossip Cop looked into this, and we are told the couple made joint decisions about their schedules, and there is no fighting. A source close to Richie assures us the Star report is “not true.” Maybe Star needs to find some new “insiders”.

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