Moving Vans Spotted as Joel Madden Squashes Nicole Richie Split Rumors

by Antoinette Bueno 1:44 PM PDT, May 11, 2015
Playing Moving Vans Spotted as Joel Madden Squashes Nicole Richie Split Rumors

What's going on with Nicole Richie and Joel Madden?

Amid recent reports that the longtime couple are on the verge of a split -- further fueled by Nicole recently spotted sans wedding ring -- moving vans were seen outside their home in Los Angeles, Calif., on Friday.

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While this may look like a bad sign for the pair's four-year marriage, a source tells ET that they're actually moving into the same private community as Joel's brother Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz. Joel was spotted leaving the complex later on in the day.

The move makes sense given Nicole's bestie status with Cameron -- she introduced Benji and the Annie actress, who married in January.

In April, RadarOnline reported that the former Good Charlotte frontman and the Candidly Nicole star are "on the brink of divorce." "If it wasn’t for the kids, they'd be divorced already," they quoted a source, referencing the couple's daughter Harlow, 7, and 5-year-old son, Sparrow. "Nicole's trying to hang on for their sake, but she's at her breaking point."

But Joel, 36, took to Instagram on Saturday to put the rumors to rest.

"Happy Mothers Day to my best friend and partner in rhyme," he gushed about his 33-year-old wife. "Best wife, mother and friend a father and his kids could ever ask for."

He also posted a picture of Nicole sporting a pair of socks with the couple's faces on it, writing, "Sock game strong."

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