celebrity couple Nicole Richie and Joel Madden have been together for years, as their reputation was more of a reality star and less of a jewelry designer. But before married the leader of Good CharlotteRichie dated a famous DJ who tragically died in 2009.
Nicole Richie dated DJ AM
richthe singer’s daughter lionel richierose to fame in the early 2000s with her best friend paris hilton through his hit reality series the simple life. It was around the same time that Richie began dating DJ Adam Goldstein, aka DJ AM.
In 2005, while making the third season of the simple life, Richie and Goldstein got engaged. “He had a conversation with my dad (asking to marry me) and my dad started crying,” Richie said. People at the time. “I really want to get married. Your name changes, which will be exciting.”
“I absolutely want to start a family with her,” Goldstein said when asked about her future with Richie. “Nicole is one of the funniest people I know, she is my best friend.”
Richie and Goldstein broke off their engagement less than a year later. They did not reveal why. But in a statement, Richie’s publicist confirmed that their split was amicable.
Nicole Richie attended DJ AM’s funeral in 2009
After her relationship with Richie ended, Goldstein had a rough few years. In 2008, he and then-collaborator Travis Barker of Blink-182 were the sole survivors of a plane crash. The injuries he sustained from the incident led the artist to take painkillers, which many believe contributed to his relapse after years of sobriety.
In August 2009, Goldstein was found dead in his New York City apartment. According to CNN, the police found various drugs and paraphernalia near his body. A coroner’s report concluded that Goldstein’s death was caused by an accidental overdose.
Richie, who was dating Madden at the time and pregnant with their second child, was reportedly devastated by Goldstein’s death. and according to Marie Claireattended his funeral with Madden, his brother benji maddenBarker and Lindsay Lohan.
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden have been together for 16 years
Richie and Madden first met in 2006 at a mutual friend’s party. The couple welcomed their first daughter, Harlow, in 2008. And they celebrated the arrival of their second son, Sparrow, a year later, in 2009.
The couple got engaged in 2010 and married in December 2011. Richie and Madden like to keep details of their personal lives private. But when talking to Marie ClaireRichie revealed what she believes to be the secret to maintaining a healthy long-term relationship.
“I think it’s really important to enjoy the other person as an individual, not just as the role of your husband or the role of the father,” he said. “Appreciate that person for who they are and really prioritize having fun together. I wish there was some trick. There are not. They are two people growing in themselves”.