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Sparrow Madden: First Pics of Nicole Richie's Son!

Sparrow Madden: First Pics of Nicole Richie's Son!

Nicole Richie, Joel Madden and their 21-month-old daughter Harlow show off their new son on the latest cover of PeopleSparrow James Midnight Madden!

“I couldn’t be happier,” Nicole says, six weeks after welcoming her first son. “The only thing you want is for your kids to be healthy and happy, and they are. I’m right where I belong.”

“I’m glad I had a girl before I had a boy,” Nic adds. “She just loves him so much.”

Joel has said, “Being a father is nothing you can plan for. You’ve got to take it one day at a time, and there’s no manual or anything like that. It’s not a conscious change; it just happens to you all of a sudden. We had Harlow, and suddenly our priorities changed. We’ve both done a lot in our lives, had a lot of fun, but now it’s time to be parents, which is a different kind of fun. The priority is our daughter and the kind of family we build around her.”

FYI: Nicole is wearing an Jennifer Meyer Jewelry Gold and Diamond Letter Necklace.

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  • Verónica

    Awwww! I’ve been waiting for this! They look like a big and very happy family. Im glad to pass to hate Nicole to love her. Her changes are AWESOME and now, she has a beautiful family on her side.

    Harlow’s smile is pretty cute, and Sparrow is the cutest! No one in here find him a little “Benji/Josh Madden-look-a-like”?

  • Zoe

    What a CUTE baby! He’s adorable. Looks a lot like his dad.

  • releka

    Too cute!!!

  • rhonda

    cuteness overload!!!!!

  • madi

    I honestly didn’t think Nicole Richie would be the first to have her life together the way she does. I’m happy for her. It’s cute! =)

  • jo

    Wow, these 2 produce the CUTEST kids! Harlow is already one of my favorite celebutots (but they’re all cute) and my respect for Nicole has increased since getting pregnant. They must be surrounded by people who are keeping them grounded…but not boring.

  • sharmilanair

    An absolutely gorgeous family!

  • Sarah

    Harlow is so cute… she has a beautiful smile and she really seems happy!
    They looks so adorable… I’m sure Nicole and Joel are sure great parents!!!
    Sparrow is so cute!!! ^_^

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  • laura

    they are soooo cute….soooo happy nicole has turned her life around!!1…luv her!!!

  • me

    OMG How cute! I agree with all the comments. Nicole has improved sooo much and is a wonderful woman and mother now! Bless her heart!

    Love them! I wish them just the best!

  • annab

    If they love each other so much…they ought to get married. Do it for the children. I was and still am married for my daughter and think it’s the best unless you don’t plan on staying with the child’s father.

  • me

    ….and Harlow is sooo adorable! What a little angel! Love her smile!

  • me

    …and Harlow is sooo adorable! What an little angel! I looove her smile!

  • Anna

    So cute!!!!

  • celia

    HE’S so CUTE!! Look at those ears!!! He looks just like Joel! ADORABLE!!

  • Saudia

    soooo adorable.. .love this family .. congrats to everyone :)

  • lisali

    They are the cutest family ! Beautiful pictures.. Harlow is def my favorite Hwood toddler.

  • JUDY

    Oh my god, these pictures are adorable <3 Sparrow looks a lot like Joel and Harlow has Nicoles smile, thats sooo amazing!!
    I’m soo happy for them, I love Nicole <3

  • Pandora

    They really do have two beautiful kids. I wonder if they’re planning on further additions.

  • Powersaver

    How can ppl–complete strangers,,, know what’s going on the Richie-Madden household?I don’t expect them to look unhappy on the cover and say they hate taking care of their kids.

  • Lynn

    He’s so cute. I love this family.

  • Frida

    @Powersaver: That’s true, but why be so bitter and think otherwise? Considering Nicole’s previous life she seems to be doing great and she’s looking healthy and beautiful so I’m all for it.

  • patty

    He’s adorable. And so is the whole family. But, does anyone else see the resemblance to Bronx Wentz?

  • mytwocents

    cuteeee, the boy looks just like Joel and Harlow like her mom…they seem like very together devoted people…can’t say anything too terribly bad about them except for this: Why a magazine cover?

  • ace11

    sorry not buying into this “family” nicole thing

    she got drunk and slept with joel and had 2 kids…anyboy can do that

    proving it by not marrying him

  • laura

    Adorable baby! They have the sweetest children.

  • jo

    @ace11: Other actions and choices have shown her growing maturity besides she doesnt owe anyone, especially complete strangers on a blog site, an apology or explanation for her life.

  • Resembles Bronx Wentz??? This baby resembles the Clay Aiken baby.

  • blessings

    Nicole’s got her little man, to go along with her little lady. Such adorable children.

  • blessings

    I should have said, Joel and Nicole has got their little man, and little lady.

  • Jamie

    I never realised until this picture how much she looks like Rebecca Loos.

  • Soaplover

    I can’t tell who he looks like, but……
    HE’S SO CUTE!!!!!!
    Harlow is adorable with her little smile.
    They seem like happy family! :-)

  • lily

    “The priority is our daughter and the kind of family we build around her.”

    why would he only say their daughter? I’m confused!

  • Catchy

    aw how cute) adorable family) glad for them)

  • g!na

    aaw! cute! Harlow is sooo adorable! That’s one cute smile! she’s such a character! She reminds me of Gizmo!!!! I just want to squeeze her cute cheeks! he he!

  • jo jo

    Awwww! What a beautiful little boy! Good bless ya Nicole!

  • jo jo

    I meant GOD bless ya Nicole…lol

  • Frida

    @lily: Because he probably said it before they had Sparrow, notice ‘Joel has said’

  • she shall remain nameless

    They’re are such a cool rock n roll family!!! :)

  • watch

    Way to go Nicole…yeah, she was wild but she went straight to mommy mode when it was time. Get out and have your fun before you become a parent. Take the job parenthood very seriously.

  • *** JAMIE ***

    i can’t tell who Sparrow looks like yet, guess he is too young still. But Nicole is amazing. She changed from a cheap LA party girl to a mature lady with all her priorities in the right spot. She picked a great man and i couldnt be happier for her. Now Paris Hilton take note…

  • fattypantz

    look at harlowe’s smile!

  • hopeso

    Both of these children are so precious..Sparrow is a cutie pie. A perfect happy family.GOD BLESS them all…

  • Another positive post

    Smart! Grown up! Actions speak louder than having a baby and her actions,words,career all speak for her.
    Madden was a great choice she at a rough time in her life. She grew with him. She got right.Quick. The little girl. Her jewelry line.
    A Pea In The Pod maternity designing deal. Another baby.
    Nicole has chaqngedher life160ndegrees forthe betterevery which way.
    Oh,I forgot,The Madden Richie Foundation does good work too.
    Good for her and her family.
    I hope she keeps up the good work.
    She is really blessed.
    And those kids are such so cuties.

  • asufg485

    Harlow is definitely the star in that family! She’s sooo cute! Always smiling!

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  • sparkle-sparkle

    absolutely gorgeous!
    nic & joel make a great couple and with harlow & sparrow, they make an even better familly!

    sooo cute!

  • Ashley

    Love this family!! Harlow and Sparrow soo cute