They have two adorable children together, Harlow and Sparrow, and announced their engagement in early 2010.
They tied the knot on December 11 at Lionel Richie's Beverly Hills mansion in front of 130 guests -- and an elephant.
While the ceremony took place inside the house, friends and family partied outside in a massive reception tent when all was said and done.
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden have been married for six years now and are parents to 9-year-old daughter Harlow and 7-year-old son Sparrow.
Otherwise it would have been something else."The two have kept their relationship very private, save for a few social media posts expressing their love for each other on special occasions.
Since tying the knot Benji also had his wife's name tattooed on his chest, permanently declaring his love for her. 5, 2015, in an intimate ceremony at her Beverly Hills home after less than a year of dating and an even shorter engagement. News heard 100 people attended the last-minute event, where Richie and Drew Barrymore served as bridesmaids.
He has an identical twin, Benji Madden, who plays guitar and sings backing vocals in their band, Good Charlotte."You know, nothing matters now that I have my husband. All of that is like, that's the thing, that's how I know he's my husband... Everything else just like washes and slips away," she explained. This is the person you build your life with.'"She added, "We got married in our living room in front of our friends."You realize like, 'Oh this is like the real thing is. Had a little party in our backyard on the tennis court and yeah. Joel Madden took to Instagram late Wednesday night (December 21) to share a picture of himself along with wife Nicole Richie, her dad Lionel Richie, and twin brother Benji with wife Cameron Diaz.Joel and Nicole have been together since 2006 and have two kids together – Harlow, 8, and Sparrow, 7 – and married in 2010."Joel has had a successful music career with his band, but Nicole’s become the family breadwinner.