Nicole Richie Walking Out On Joel Madden?

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Nicole Richie Leaving Joel Madden

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Nicole Richie Leaving Joel Madden

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Is Nicole Richie walking out on Joel Madden and their marriage? That’s the latest from the rumor mill. Gossip Cop looked into the allegation.

Both the National Enquirer and RadarOnline are running virtually identical stories this week claiming the couple is on the brink of divorce. For the online version, the webloid announces in a headline, “The End? Nicole Richie Ready To Walk Out On Joel Madden.” It’s alleged in the post, “Nicole Richie has ditched her wedding ring and is ready to walk out on randy rocker Joel Madden after getting fed up with her hubby’s wandering eye and sleazy meet-ups with other women!”

Richie was allegedly seen without her wedding ring twice in December, which is apparently cause for alarm. The outlets have a source saying, “Nicole has tried everything! She’s just reached the end of her rope. She was a wild child once, but they have two kids now and she believes Joel needs to grow up for them — if not her.”

But what actual evidence is there of marital trouble? The publications point to pictures “showing Madden, 37, with a young blonde at a Beverly Hills restaurant in October 2015.” Yes, they are talking about something from more than a year ago.

And while the site acknowledges that alleged “storm blew over,” it goes on to speculate Richie had plastic surgery back in March to “keep her husband’s roving eye on her.” Says the snitch, “This seems like another chapter of turmoil in their marriage.” Yet this supposed proof adds up to a whole lot of… nothing.

But it was just a week ago that Madden himself shared the below family photo on Instagram, captioning the sweet snapshot, “Bring your family to work,” with two heart emojis. And it was two weeks ago that the Good Charlotte front man posted a picture in honor of their sixth wedding anniversary. Of course, neither is mentioned in the National Enquirer and RadarOnline articles.

Even more recently, the couple was seen arriving at LAX on Wednesday for a trip with their kids. But Richie is supposedly leaving the marriage? Please. By the way, RadarOnline previously spread a false Richie-Madden divorce report last year. We see how that panned out.

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