Interestingly enough, the first time Hollyscoop ever wrote about Nicole and Joel was December 6, 2006 after the two were spotted getting cozy at Teddy’s together. This could explain why they chose to get married this weekend—it’s their four year anniversary!
By July of 2007, magazines everywhere started confirming the months-long rumors that Nicole was pregnant with their first baby, Harlow Winter Kate, who was born in January of 2008. This was also the beginning of years of engagement rumors!
Just one year after Harlow was born, Nicole was knocked up again! In February of 2009, Joel wrote on his band’s website: "I am so happy to tell everyone that Harlow is going to be a big sister! God has truly blessed my family.” Sparrow James Midnight Madden was born September 9, 2009.
After years—literally years of speculation—Joel finally proposed to Nicole. But of course we were all late to the game, and didn’t find out until Febuary of this year. He asked her to marry him with a 4 carat Neil Lane engagement ring. Any girl would have said yes!
Joel announced the news on David Letterman, saying, "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.”
We’ve been on wedding watch ever since the engagement became official. And we were definitely thrown for a loop when Nicole went to celebrate her bachelorette in Cabo in September with some friends, including Christina Aguilera and Samantha Ronson.
There was talk that the wedding was going to happen south of the border the following weekend, but as usual, we were all dead wrong!
Soon after the bachelorette, rumors started circulating that Nicole and Joel were planning a December wedding at her father Lionel Richie’s estate in Beverly Hills. The reason for date was a matter of schedule timing. But as we previously mentioned, their anniversary must have something to do with it!
That brings us up to speed! Nicole has been hitting the gym pretty hard in preparation for the big day, taking a bridal bootcamp class in Studio City almost every day. As for the dress, those details are still under wraps. But we hear her stylist Simon Harouche helped her pick one out.
Both Christina Aguilera and Samantha Ronson will serve as bridesmaids, and little Harlow will be the flower girl. How cute! We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled tomorrow, and will keep you up to speed on the nuptials!
Congrats to Nicole and Joel!