After four years of marriage, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are reportedly “on the brink of divorce.”
“Nicole recently met with one of LA’s most prominent divorce attorneys and is weighing her options,” a source told InTouch in late April. “The last thing she wants is a public split with the children involved, but she’s desperately unhappy.”
Days later, a moving van was photographed outside their home.
“She told him to leave the house and Joel has complied,” a source told Radar Online. “They have been living as roommates for a very long time now. The passion fizzled out from their marriage years ago and people close to them know that they have both been doing their own thing for quite some time.”
Nicole has also been pictured on multiple occasions recently without her wedding ring — but she reportedly isn’t the only one dissatisfied with the relationship.
“Joel is saying that he cannot take it anymore and that neither of them are happy when they are together,” an insider said.
Nicole and Joel are parents to Harlow, 8, and Sparrow, 4. They married in December 2010 after four years of dating. Nicole is currently filming the second season of VH1’s Candidly Nicole, so maybe we can expect her candid take on the reports when the show returns.