Will Nicole Richie and Joel Madden make it through 2016 as a married couple? After recently selling their family home and stepping out without their wedding rings last week, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that the 34-year-old Candidly Nicole star is telling friends that the "romance between the two of them is dead!" Click through these ten photos to find out why they're fighting to save their marriage.
Joel Madden finishes up some Christmas shopping at Barney’s New York
Two days before Christmas, Joel Madden was photographed doing some last-minute Christmas shopping at Barney's New York. But the Good Charlotte rocker seemed to have forgotten more than just presents, as he also forgot to wear his wedding ring!
Exclusive… Joel Madden & Nicole Richie Take Their Kids To The Movies
Prior to his solo outing, Madden 36, was photographed out with his wife Nicole Richie and their two kids – daughter Harlow, 7, and son Sparrow, 6. Although the family was together, the couple appeared distant distant.
Exclusive… Nicole Richie Has Lunch With Family And Friends
A week before their outing, Nicole Richie went out with her friends to lunch and was also photographed without her wedding ring on.
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"Nicole and Joel are basically living as co-parents right now," a source close to the reality star and mother of two told Radar.
EXCLUSIVE: Jessie J lunches with the Madden Brothers in West Hollywood.
"They had a super rough year and right now they are really trying everything imaginable to salvage what is left of their marriage," the friend added.
*EXCLUSIVE* Nicole Richie and her family enjoy a sushi dinner
As Radar previously reported, Nicole has been gaining weight recently in hopes to get pregnant again.
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"After going through a really rough patch she feels that having a baby will help repair some of what is wrong with them," a source previously said.
In the beginning of November, the Richie's sold their compound in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles for $2.67 million. Although they have allegedly purchased a new property, details about their new digs have not been confirmed, and the purchase is suspected to have been through a pocket listing.
Exclusive… Moving Trucks Spotted At Nicole Richie & Joel Madden’s Home
According to the source, "Neither Nicole, nor Joel, seems to know what to do to make their marriage work.
In the meantime though, they seem determined to make it clear they're not splitting up just yet. They were seen out on a double date with Joel's brother Benji Madden and his wife, Cameron Diaz, at LACMA just a few days ago. And Richie took to Instagram on December 28 to share a photo of her wearing a sweatshirt that said, "Mrs. Madden" on it. The source told Radar, however, "Nicole told her friends that the romance between her and her husband is dead." Do you think that Nicole Richie and Joel Madden should stay together for the sake of their kids? Tell us your thoughts below.