Joel Madden admits it wasn't easy winning Nicole Richie's heart

By April Chieffo,

Good Charlotte front man and The Voice coach in Australia, Joel Madden, opened up to Australia’s 60 minutes about his relationship with Fashion Star mentor and former party girl, Nicole Richie.

Joel Madden, Tumblr

The 32-year-old says dating was always hard for him since he’s not your typical prince charming.

“I am not for every woman,” said Madden, Radar Online reported. “Obviously, the first thing is, ‘What does your guy look like?’ I am not the tall, dark, handsome guy. But it’s when you get to know me, like how I got Nicole.”

He says before he could really get to know Nicole, he pretty much had to beg her to go out with him.

“When I would first see her around, we were friends, I was like, ‘Just give me a shot! Just give me a shot. One date.’ [I thought], if I get my foot in the door. That’s how it has always been with girls. I have never been the obvious [choice]. But once they give me one date, you know, I do the song and dance. That’s how it was with my wife.”

All his hard work paid off.

He dated Nicole for a few years before tying the knot in December 2010. They have two kids together. They have a daughter, Harlow, 5, and a son, Sparrow, 3.

Nicole said of her husband, “He’s very romantic.”

Recent reports have suggested Joel and Nicole are on the rocks, but according to Gossip Cop those rumors are not true. Also, Madden, as recent as Thursday, posted a photo on Tumblr of him and his wife together.



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