Nicole Richie And Joel Madden Expecting A Baby: Reports

Socialite is pregnant with a child by the Good Charlotte frontman, according to TMZ.com and In Touch Weekly.

Nicole Richie’s not-so-simple life has apparently gotten a lot more complicated.

The socialite and reality-TV mainstay is pregnant with a child by Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden, TMZ.com reported Tuesday (July 3). The 25-year-old Richie has reportedly been dating Madden for more than six months.

Rumors of the pregnancy have circulated for several months — spurred, no doubt, by Richie’s noticeably swelled belly. Neither her nor Madden’s representatives would confirm the news at press time.

There may be more good news for the expecting couple: The pregnancy comes on the heels of recent reports from In Touch Weekly that Madden and Richie are to wed this summer as well.

The adopted daughter of singer Lionel Richie, Nicole has been romantically linked to entrepreneur Brad Salyn and DJ AM, with whom she was previously engaged (see “So Who Exactly Is This Guy Nicole Richie’s Marrying?” ). Madden previously dated singer/actress Hilary Duff.

Richie was already expecting an eventful summer: She is scheduled to appear in court on July 11 for her DUI trial, which stems from a December incident in which she was arrested after driving the wrong way on a freeway in Los Angeles. Police say she failed a sobriety test and admitted to having smoked marijuana and taken Vicodin. According to Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office, Richie faces a minimum punishment of 90 days in jail if convicted, as she had been previously convicted for driving under the influence in a separate incident.