Joel Madden and Nicole Richie Welcome New Baby

Nicole Richie has reportedly checked into a Los Angeles hospital to prepare for the arrival for baby number two with her boyfriend, Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden. The Simple Life star was allegedly admitted to the hospital shortly after attending the memorial service for former fiancé DJ AM late last week.

Nicole Richie, PR Photo

The due date for Nicole Richie’s second child was believed to be early September, so she should be ready to pop out baby number two at any moment. Whether or not Richie was experiencing any particular issues that caused her to check into the hospital early is unknown. Neither Nicole’s or Joel Madden’s reps have commented on the impending birth.

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are already the happy parents to 19-month-old daughter Harlow Winter Kate. The couple has not revealed the sex of their second baby on the way. Nicole’s adoptive father, singer Lionel Richie, reportedly admitted recently he hopes his  newest grandchild will be a boy. Apparently Nicole won’t tell him if it is or not, because he confessed he’d spill the beans to everyone!

Congrats to Nicole and Joel on the forthcoming addition to their family!