10 Things You Didn’t Know About Nicole Richie And Joel Madden’s Relationship

  
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Surprisingly, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden have one of the most solid relationships in Hollywood. They’ve been together for over a decade, have two children together, Harlow and Sparrow, and have weathered countless breakup rumors. These two are definitely the real deal. Since we all secretly wish we could have a relationship more like theirs, here are 10 things you didn’t know about Nicole and Joel’s romance:

10. Giving Joel a Chance

Nicole and Joel began dating in December 2006, shortly after he had broken up with Hilary Duff, who he’d been dating for two and a half years. According to him, he had to convince the reality TV star to go on a date with him. “Obviously, the first thing is, ‘What does your guy look like?’ I am not the tall, dark, handsome guy. But it’s when you get to know me, like how I got Nicole. When I would first see her around, we were friends, I was like, ‘Just give me a shot! Just give me a shot. One date.’ (I thought), if I get my foot in the door. That’s how it has always been with girls. I have never been the obvious (choice). But once they give me one date, you know, I do the song and dance. That’s how it was with my wife.”

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9. Marriage Was Always in the Cards

Within six months of dating, the Candidly Nicole star was pregnant and the couple was already talking about marriage. “Obviously, marriage is in our future,” the Good Charlotte singer told Ryan Seacrest. “Don’t know when or where or how, but right now our priority is our family and is the baby. That’s all we’ve been thinking about. We are in love and are really happy.”

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