Nicole Richie and her husband Joel Madden were spotted out in Sherman Oaks, Calif., on Thursday shopping for furniture amid rumors of an impending divorce. As RadarOnline.com reported, the parents to Harlow, 7, and Sparrow, 5, have been at odds lately. But during this spending spree, them miserable-looking couple made a point to show that they were each wearing their wedding rings! Click through these 12 photos of their outing, to judge whether it was all for the cameras.
Richie and Madden's downcast day out came after a tense meeting earlier in the week at California Pizza Kitchen in Los Angeles.
Although Richie, 33, has not been wearing her wedding ring recently, Madden has always kept his on.
The Candidly Nicole reality star looked more unhappy than usual for the shopping spree, but she did decide to wear her wedding ring.
According to a source close to the couple, "Nicole has been telling her friends that she doesn't even care about what Joel does or about the money. She just wants what is best for her children."
Richie was recently spotted looking at real estate solo in Los Angeles.
Richie has always been a hands-on parent, according to the insider, and "if they do decide to stay together, she will continue being the same parent she has been."
"Harlow and Sparrow are Nicole's whole world right now," says the source.
"She has been taking Harlow to piano lessons in Beverly Hills to take her mind off the situation at home," the insider says.
According to the source, "Nicole has also been actively involved in her daughter's schooling at The Buckley School, but every day when she picks her up from school, she looks just so sad."
As Radar reported, moving trucks were spotted at the couple's L.A. home last week and the couple has yet to comment on why they were there.
In this photo, Madden is seen carrying a new purchase from the store.
The tension seemed obvious in their meeting. After their lunch earlier in the week, they coldly shook hands!