For once, this is not a rumor as Nicole Richie confirmed it herself on Monday night on The Late Show with David Letterman.
"Yep. i'm engaged. Very happy. Yeah we've been engaged for a while so your all kind of late on that. But Thanks for the hooplah all the same," Madden wrote on Twitter Monday night, after Richie announced the news.
He also Tweeted: "P.s. thats why i love my family and friends. None of them are sources. All good tight lipped people who let us enjoy it! Thanks everybody"
The two have been dating since December 2006 and have two adorable children together.
Richie would always brush off engagement rumors by saying, "One day I would love to get married...It's not something we're talking about right now. If my kids ask me to get married, I'd get married."
Congrats to the happy couple!