Nicole Richie And Joel Madden “Headed For Divorce” – Real Or Rumor?

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By Michael Lewittes |

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Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are not “headed for divorce,” despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this report. We’re told it’s “completely false.”

According to OK!, Richie and Madden’s marriage has “broken down.” The tabloid quotes a so-called “insider” as saying, “Things have been tense between them for a while, but now they can’t be in the same room without fighting.”

The tabloid alleges that “lifestyle choices and an erosion of trust” is what is tearing the couple apart. The magazine then has its supposed “insider” claim, “Nicole has some serious issues with the way Joel lives his life. She’s been begging him for years to cut down on the drinking and partying.” That dubious source adds that Richie’s “lecturing him” makes their fights even worse because he “feels like he’s married to his mom.”

The tabloid then irresponsibly quotes it’s questionable source saying, Richie “strongly suspects that Joel has cheated on her.” Of course, the magazine has absolutely no proof of that, and Gossip Cop has debunked similarly false claims in other tabloids.

Interestingly, even though the tabloid splashed on its cover that Richie is in the midst of a “$225 million divorce” and Joel was “caught with [a] mystery brunette,” there is zero evidence of either. Tellingly, the magazine doesn’t even believe its own tale, stating at the very end of its story that Richie is only “considering” contacting a divorce attorney.

The truth is Richie and Madden are fine. They are not divorcing. OK! is seemingly picking up its story from its sister publication Star, which Gossip Cop corrected two weeks ago when it wrongly reported the couple’s marriage was “crumbling.” It wasn’t true two weeks ago or even four years ago when the tabloid first erroneously claimed it. A rep for Richie exclusively assures Gossip Cop it is “completely false.”

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