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The Richie-Madden Children's Foundation Launches

The Richie-Madden Children's Foundation Launches

Parents-to-be Nicole Richie and Joel Madden launch the Richie-Madden Children’s Foundation at the Los Angeles Free Clinic on Monday in Hollywood. The couple hosted a surprise baby shower for 100 expectant and new moms and handed out more than $200,000 worth of gifts. People has the scoopage:

Nicole on the reactions of the expectant moms: “The looks on their faces were priceless. Some of them didn’t even believe us [when they saw the gifts]. They thought we were joking. Everything (Baby Bjorn products, cribs, mattresses and toys from Fisher-Price) they got, we got, so everything that will be in their nursery, will be in our nursery.”

Joel on why they started the foundation: “We grew up in Los Angeles and we want our child to be a part of the community, and to know that there’s a responsibility to help the community.”

Nicole on how they came up with the name of the foundation: “We named it the Richie Madden Children’s Foundation because we each have families and our families are close, and our family is involved.”

Joel on how fortunate he and Nicole have such loving families: “We’re lucky that we have families that get along and love each other [and] I think it’s great that our child will grow up as a part of that family.”

Joel on how good he felt after the event: “Sometimes people don’t want to believe that me and Nicole are just a young couple having a baby and we’re really excited. We don’t really get to share our lives with people. It’s nice to connect with people on a real level.”

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Photos: David Livingston/Getty
Posted to: Joel Madden, Nicole Richie, Pregnant Celebrities

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  • kiki

    aw they look adorable!

  • carebear

    #2

  • carebear

    they look cute together !

  • http://myspace.com/mynando Nando

    LOL @ Nicole’s “O” face!!

  • http://celebritysource.blogspot.com Courtney

    Shes so big!

    Cute.

  • Lindsay

    seriously..she’s never looked better!

  • Ivylove

    Yes, she is lovely.

  • Jamie

    She looks the best she’s ever looked-healthily thin, beautiful! Sounds like they are a very happy & responsible couple.

  • Sanjuanpuma

    OMFG! It is momma and pappa Smurf! LOL!

  • jean

    they r like a fake couple.

  • Kay

    wow.. i’m actually starting to think they are cute.. she looks STUNNING

  • Here’s The Deal

    She has never looked better.

  • thats_right

    Gorgeoussssssss

  • JP fan

    how BEAUTIFUL the young mom to be is!!:smile;

  • gretchen

    Nicole is out doing good things and that scab faux friend is out getting sausage lips to spread her germs. Luv Nic.

  • bataglio

    they are great together, and will be great parents. good for them, and they should be so thankful for having found each other.

  • emilie

    she looks Amazing!

  • just me

    Wow!! Talk about someone ‘glowing’! She looks absolutely amazing! More beautiful than I have ever seen herl

  • nina

    :smile: Nicole is extremely lovely. So happy she is giving back .They sound very happy 2gether and happy to be pregnant. She’s a good egg. :smile: :smile:

  • Julia

    This is my first comment ever, nicole is so beautifull pregnant , hair, skin, smile, make up n clothes are gorgeous . Congratulations Nicole and Joel that was a good surprise .

  • b&a lover

    Nicole is glowing. ITA, so beautiful.
    I really like this part:
    “The couple hosted a surprise baby shower for 100 expectant and new moms and handed out more than $200,000 worth of gifts”.

  • alanaa

    she loooks so adorable and beautiful!! loves her 2 death! they look the perfect couple!!! loves u jared 4 posting about them =)

  • Tash

    Wow she grew up damn fast. Good on her!

  • http://d ee

    nicole looks so beautiful! please dont lose the weight after the baby!

  • http://d ee

    yeah but i should also mention she is wearing a wig, look at the last picture, tell me thats not a wig!

  • hannah

    OMG Nicole is gorgeous,her skin is beautiful.I’m 7 months pregnant and my face keeps breaking out.
    What a terrific thing for her and Joel to do. Good for them. Kudos.

  • johnny depp is hottttttt!!!!

    I’m so proud of NR. What a change. Keep it up my girl,.I have no doubt she will follow through. Let’s pray Paris doesn’t get pregnant,cuz of her need to keep the limelight only on her(in her mind).Or want a new something.That would be tragic for that baby. Wish I could have been at that event. They had fun.

  • TiaBia

    This is really wonderful. Good for them. Nicole has definitely benefited from this relationship…she’s matured wonderfully.

    PS: I thought Joel Madden grew up in Waldorf, MD…I actually know that for a fact. I took a photography class with a friend of his sisters.

  • TiaBia

    *friend of his SISTER…singular not plural.

  • much LOVE 4 Nicole

    Fabulous & Fab,that’s right. Nicole I’m sooooo proud of you. Joel& Nicole = good parents. Best Wishes.

  • lily

    she looks good with the weight. nice to see she really is focused on changing her life and being mature. i wish them both luck.

  • a realist

    Nicole looks absolutely beautiful pregnant.

  • Orange Clockwork

    Okay, are the extreme closeups really fucking necessary?

  • sheila

    how sweet. thanks JJ. i luv seeing Nic. cute couple. i appreciate what their doing.

  • krungkrung

    at least she’s doing something good, i like that, keep it up Nicole, btw, she looks really really good being preggers, she’s got beautiful eyes.

  • Sara

    Yeah, Joel did grow up in Waldorf, but after the band, he moved to Cali?? I don’t know. I think he’s been living there a couple years, and Nicole grew up there, so that may have been his point.

    But it’s so great of them to start the charity. I’m glad that they’re doing stuff to help those in need.

    And they look great together.

  • http://nicolerichieonline.blogspot.com/ Danica

    gorgeous! Nicole is simply amazing!
    the end

  • He-who-shall-not-be-named

    I’m not against any good deeds they want to do for their community, but talking of loving families, LIONEL RICHIE was never around for Nicole all the time she was going up??? Their PR should have them rehearsed a different speech

  • http://nicolerichieonline.blogspot.com/ Danica

    we should all forgive Lionel since Nicole clearly has.

  • ?

    # 10 Sanjuanpuma @ 12/03/2007 at 8:29 pm OMFG! It is momma and pappa Smurf! LOL!

    please dont speak of your parents like that??
    they cant help it.

    BTW Nicole is beautiful. Luv her. Way to grow Nicole.

  • patricia night

    It’s great!
    Love them
    She looks wonderful

  • wat the f**k

    I love nicole. She looks amazing.Congratulations to her and joel.

  • winnie

    I am soooo happy for Joel and Nicole. Good for them for giving something back!!!!

  • winnie

    I am soooo happy for Joel and Nicole. Good for them for giving something back!!!!

  • rachael

    Simply all good. Congrats to da pretty mommy an dad.

  • rae

    She looks so beautiful. I’m happy for them and I’m glad that they’re trying to grow and do the best they can. Their maturity shown through their efforts to grow up in readying to be parents has been remarkable.

  • T in the OC

    Wow, she looks so pretty. She is just gorgeous.

  • may

    I always thought Nicole’s money comes from her dad!!! I love Lionel, by the way!!!

    Can anyone tell me her source of income other than “Simple Life”

    Lets hope they stay together until the baby is born

  • Marta

    pregnancy suits her very well.

  • isa

    She’s so beautiful, and she seems so happy , I wish her all the best.

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