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Nicole and Joel

Unhitched

11/16/2009 8:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are not married, despite what was said in court today.

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Mark Geragos, Nicole's lawyer, asked his client during the restraining order hearing this afternoon, "Did you call your husband?" Nicole answered, "Yes."

Sources connected with the case tell us Geragos misspoke and Nicole didn't correct him, but Nicole and Joel are not married. As a result, the restraining order does not cover Joel, though it will cover the kids.

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Grl29    

Obviously Nicole Richie is a huge drama queen. I mean you say it's pathetic that she has to get a restraining order from the Pap's? I agree it is pathetic. This talentless nobody chased the paps for years, trying to get her fat face in the news. Once she deliberately lost too much weight and started dressing like less of a street walker she got the attention she so badly craved... now she isnt happy with the attention? What a bunch of crap, she's just trying to stay relevant by going to court and causing drama. If she doesnt like it, she should move out of hollywood. Noone makes you eat at the Ivy, Chataue or Mr. Chow's. Ignore the paps, and they will ignore you... your only interesting to anorexic pre teens anyway.

1680 days ago
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MARK    

Ok Nicole we get it!!! chill out!!! and who cares if Joel isnt covered....

1712 days ago
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Bonnie    


They don't have to be married to be covered in the same restraining order. They can share the same request. So the question becomes, did both ask, or not?

1712 days ago
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Ziggy    

Who cares? The point is, the paps should stop stalking this woman and her innocent little babies. How pathetic has the press become if you're stalking Nicole Ritchie, a toddler and an infant???

Why does this woman have to spend time in a courtroom to protect her babies from the stalkerazzi?

1712 days ago
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crash    

I was pretty sure they got married. There were pictures posted somewhere of what looked like Nicole and Joel exchanging vows. Maybe I'm thinking of someone else though. I'll see if I can find the pictures.

1712 days ago
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Just sayin'    

So why didn't you title the story The Unwed Couple?

1712 days ago
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Just sayin'    

LMAO! So why don't they get married? What, they aren't ready to get married but have no problem having children together? Marriage is obviously scary but bringing and raising a human life isn't.LOL Never understood the logic of that.

1712 days ago
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the sea    

Why is this woman a celebrity? She has no talent, and is marginally good looking. I don't get the attention to her.

1712 days ago
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music4life    

ummm so? their just like their married why do you need a paper to make it legal? its a marriage in my eyes your in love with someone live together

1712 days ago
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Anita    

Joel is a jerk who is dragging his heels.

There was always this hesitancy in his voice when he said "um, er yeah, we want to be a family" after Harlow was born. It was both funny and sad.

Apparently nothing has changed. I think Joel did not see a good example of a family man in his own dad.

1712 days ago
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Anita    

Benji Madden would have been the better choice, he is the romantic twin.

1712 days ago
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Anita    

hehe their new baby looks like Benji. His sperm must be the stronger swimmers.

1712 days ago
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cochino    

who cares?????

1712 days ago
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Anita    

Marriage is R E S P E C T A B L E, idiots.
When a man refuses to marry a girl, and more especially the mother of his children it means he does not love her enough.

1712 days ago
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DeeDee Darling    

They should just get married cause obviously, they both love each other and love making babies with each other. Plus eventually once Harlow and Sparrow get older, they're gonna be questioning why aren't "Mommy and Daddy really married?"

1712 days ago
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