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Nicole Richie & Joel Madden Marry

Nicole Richie & Joel Madden Marry

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden tied the knot in a wedding on Saturday (December 11) and had some very special guests in attendance!

Nicole and Joel, 29 and 31, wed in a small ceremony at the estate of Nicole‘s dad, Lionel Richie.

People reports that 130 close friends and family members were invited and that the couple’s rings were made by Neil Lane.

Spies spotted a trained elephant being led into Lionel‘s estate earlier on Saturday! The elephant’s role in the ceremony wasn’t immediately known.

Nicole and Joel announced their engagement back in February.

Congratulations to the happy couple!!

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  • http://justjared Susan

    Congrats, and good luck.

  • melody

    Congrats! Nicole is an example for Lindsey, Paris… I’m so happy for her. She is a good mother, a wonderful stylist. Good luck!

  • Butter_Fly

    Congrats to them also. I’m actually curious to know what her dress looked like.

  • Sandra

    Finally! I can’t wait to see her dress…….. <3

  • Audrey

    They are such a normal and cute couple!

  • ace11

    i don’t understand how marrying a white trash punk rocker with tattos classifies as magnificent

  • lexy hates bilson

    The elephant was probably a distraction from how hideous Nicole is. There’s only so much a wedding dress can do to make someone attractive.

  • Wonderful

    Congratulations to them both.
    Nicole is an example to follow in how to turn your life around. She lives her life with grace and elegance – she’s an admirable woman, mother, and now… wife.

  • rhonda

    Congratulations Joel and Nicole

    the very best to you and your beautiful children.

  • Heather

    Congrat to Nicole and Joel.She def outgrew Paris

  • Kelly

    She married a known cheater.And now he’ll cheat on her again,because now he’s married,and cheating while married seems to be more interesting than cheating while dating.And some women love to make married men cheat on their wives.Nicole is dumb,very dumb.And worse: Lionel wanted to get rid of Nicole and her personal problems,making Joel marry her.Joel and Nicole still had time to say no.She doesn’t have to obbey Lionel’s orders.He’s not even her real father.Well,they made a huge mistake marrying,and it’s too late…but i just hope this marriage doesn’t end very bad.There are two innocent kids between them.

  • Kaz simply amazing ! Pretty!!!!!!!

    Crap wried couple

  • Jane

    I remember Nicole saying she wanted elephants at her wedding, when she was engaged to the late Adam Goldstein.

  • Kaz simply amazing ! Pretty!!!!!!!

    Nicole Don’t have body only has a head and wried face

  • Jane

    @Kelly: #11
    You are sick, and twisted. Get help. Joel has never been reported as a cheat. Stop making up stuff.

  • hmm

    Well if it fall’s apart i would feel more sorry for her kids you know. I mean if they split it wouldn’t be a shock though you know.

  • Danielle


    Lionel is her REAL father. A REAL father is the one that is there for you, not just the sper^m donor. You are one sick, jealous woman.

  • laverdadduele

    They already have two kids, why bother now? Somehow the notion of courtship and marriage is lost. This is just the beginning of the end for them.

  • http://Tj Slig^_^

    Omg like werid and pathic

  • http://Tj Slig^_^

    Poor so poor

  • ivanka

    @melody: agreed!. so happy for them they look very happy :)

  • hmm

    Well living togethor doesn’t make things work out very often it is kinda counter productive. Its just getting married for the heck of it if they split it will be worse now you know. Why buy the cow when you get the milk for free?

  • Jjmm

    Who cares?

  • Go Ask Alice

    Nicole Ritche’s parents are LIONEL and Brenda Ritchie.

    Good forJoel and Nicole Madden and their adorable two little ones. May they keep it real, working for their lilttle ,young family.

    AGAIN,like everyone has said,Nicole has turned her around and around up and up 180 degreess!!!!!!

  • jill

    I honestly don’t see them lasting at all. When Nicole was with DJ AM, you could see how in love she was. I have never seen her look that way with Joel. They’re probably only together anyway because of their kids.

  • YAY

    I’m glad she has grown up and matured. It’s sad that none of her old friends are doing the same.

  • The Truth

    I hope everything works out for them!

  • tulino

    congratulation Nicole and good luck. You and your husband do a beautiful couple. Also you guys have a beautiful familiy.

    Nicole is an example to follow, when she was really young she was crazy, but later she became a wonderful good mother and wife, she is a great person and excellent mother.

  • kenny

    i’m so happy for nic and joel ! The pics please !!!!

  • kenny

    So exited !!!!

  • lucy

    i’m happy fo r them!!

  • lucy

    i’m happy fo r them!!

  • GG


    I’ve noticed it too.

  • TEREZA – Australia.

    Yes Nicol, you are a beautifull and caring mother.
    Of course you turn your life around for the best. Iam very proud, I use
    to love your show with Paris Hilton, but now I love you more.
    All the best for you and your family, and of course Joel.

  • Yay for Joel and Nicole!

    Good Luck and God bless. Of course, they will need it, the way marriage is going today. However, Joel is not white trash. I watched him on TV and I was impressed. He’s very nice, a gentleman. Nicole really loved him. When they started together you could see the passion. And she got pregnant right away — within months, just like Angelina Jolie did with Brad Pitt. That meant she wanted him in a way that she did not wand DJ AM who was a more tortured individual. She probably tried to help DJ and loved him because he had so many past problems with his weight, etc. Sometimes you can really care for a person, but you’re not in love. Nicole and Joel have wonderful, loving families. I’m sure their children are a delight and have brought them close in the truest way. Marriage is a blending of families and those ties are strong. They have support. They probably don’t ever have to worry about finding a babysitter. In fact, the families probably beg to see those cute little kids they have brought into the world.

  • kiki

    135 people isnt exactly a “small” wedding JJ! But I guess it is when you have as much money as they do they could have gone crazy and invited 500. Congrats to them both, I hope they make it.

  • Real

    Ding Dong and his pet Rat………………nice couple.