Nicole Richie On Having More Kids: "If It Happens, It Happens"

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden may expand their family soon.

“If it happens, it happens,” Nicole Richie told Extra on Monday.

She said she and Joel are “just enjoying every day” raising eight-month-old daughter Harlow.

“She is pulling herself up standing … we don’t have to burp her anymore,” Nicole said.

She’s even beginning to form her first words.

“She says ‘mama’ and ‘dada,'” Joel said. “She says ‘dada’ when she wants to play. Wants to laugh. And ‘mama’ is everything else. When we walk into a place, she waves to everyone.”

Nicoel also shared that she doesn’t try to insulate Harlow from fame.

“My priority is to make her unaware. She’s eight months now. I can’t put her in the infant seat and cover her. She’d definitely know something’s going on … she wants to experience life and, as a mother, that’s important.”

Nicole and Joel are also getting more involved in children’s charity work. (The couple started the Richie-Madden Children’s Foundation to help needy mothers last November.)

Their new initiative is encouraging people to text “child” to 9-0999 ($5 will be donated to a children’s charity they sponsor).

Being a parent, Joel said, “opens your eyes. Every child I look at reminds me of my child. And every mother I see reminds me of Nicole.”



  1. says

    Nicole richie and joel madden have welcomed a baby girl on january 11th 2008 at Cedars-Sinai Medical center,..the baby girl weighed at 6lbs 7oz this is the first child of nicole and joel the baby’s name is Harlow winter kate madden..

    now harlow is about 8 moths and is looking so cute and looking like her daddy

  2. laila says

    it’s nice to see Nicole as a mother and community activist. She really turned her life around. Good job!

  3. bj's mom says

    wow! what having a baby can do. i know this isnt the case with everyone, but for Nicole it really changed her.

  4. Lauren says

    I really admire how since they got pregnant they’re giving back. It’s really inspiring to see. Somehow if it was Paris I can’t see her doing what Nicole and Joel do.

  5. accalia says

    i really like these two as a couple. They seem like great parents. I really admire the work that they are doing. Keep up the good job. And if they have more kids,they’ll be just as cute as Harlow.

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