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It's War! Nicole Richie & Joel Madden Meet In 'Brief' & 'Tense' L.A Outing – 7 Photos Of The Cold Encounter

Nicole Richie Joel Madden Meeting

May. 7 2015, Published 7:12 a.m. ET

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Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are reportedly headed for a divorce — and it's clear the rumors are taking a toll! RadarOnline.com has learned that the usually private former happily married couple had a very public meeting yesterday with a unidentified woman in Westwood, Calif. In a shocking twist, they not only arrived and left in separate vehicles, but coldly shook hands when saying goodbye to one another! Click through these 7 photos of the uncomfortable encounter.

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With divorce rumors looming, Richie and Madden met at California Pizza Kitchen in Westwood, Calif., on May 5. An eyewitness source tells Radar that the unhappily married parents to daughter Harlow, 7, and son Sparrow, 5, arrived in separate vehicles.

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The couple met for 40 minutes with an unidentified woman, who was not photographed and an eyewitness source tells Radar that "their interaction was strained."

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As Radar reported, after moving trucks were spotted at the couple's home L.A. home on May 1, Richie has not been wearing her wedding ring. In this photo, it is clear that she does not want to show the emptiness on her once diamond-studded wedding ring finger.

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Madden, on the other hand, did wear his ring but did not look to be enjoying their brief encounter.

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After the tense 40 minute meeting, "Richie walked several feet ahead of Joel, wringing her hands," says the source. "After that she got into her car and revved the engine."

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"Before Nicole sped off in her own car, she shook hands with Joel," the source tells Radar.

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As Radar reported, an insider said divorce is "imminent."

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