So is she doing this just to stick it to Paris? Yes, my belief is that Nicole Richie has known for quite some time now that she planned to marry Joel Madden, who in addition to being Richie’s long-time boyfriend and father of their daughter Harlow, is also the brother of Benji Madden, who just recently experienced a heart-wrenching breakup from Ms. Paris Hilton. I think Richie, in her evil and plotting ways, specifically waited for her ex-BFF and soon to be brother-in-law to smash to pieces before announcing the news that she was oh, so happy. Of course, that’s not the tale she is telling.
No, the recent announcement comes at a perfect time for Nicole and Joel because little Harlow’s birthday is in February and that is the perfect time to make it all about them and not actually their baby girl. From Celebrity Dirty Laundry,
“Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are said to get married on their daughter Harlow’s first birthday. The couple, who have been dating for two years, are keen to tie the knot on the landmark date to show their child how much they love each other. A friend of the pair said: “They want to set an example for Harlow. Nicole and Joel are doing this to seal their love legally. “They want the ceremony to coincide with Harlow’s first birthday and be one big joyous occasion for everybody.”
Okay, so what example is this setting exactly? I get that you want your kid to know that you and her dad love each other but there’s no need for this celebration to happen on her birthday. Now every year for the rest of her life, she gets to think about her parents and how selfish they are that they needed to have their wedding anniversary on her birthday. I don’t blame that kid one bit and it’s not hard to see where that resentment will come from. Nicole seemed to have been doing a complete 360 since she became preggers with little Harlow but this just proves that she’s still the same spoiled rotten, self centered, little Hollywood socialite that she’s always been.