Richie's Man Knows His Place

10/4/2007 9:19 AM PDT
Nicole Richie, big paparazzi get ... her baby-daddy, not so much. And he knows it.

TMZ was outside the Mark Ronson concert at the El Rey Theatre last night, as a Nicole-less Joel Madden came out to give his parking stub to the valet. As paps snapped, he said, "Seriously, is that necessary? It's just me." He makes a good point.

Moments later, he emerged with the real money shot -- preggers fiancee Nicole Richie.