Expectant mother was photographed with her partner Joel Madden enjoying a day on Malibu Beach earlier this week. Richie was wearing a black bikini, oversized sunglasses, and a scarf wrapped around her hair. Looking radiant with an enormous tummy, Nicole made no attempt to hide her advanced pregnancy. The couple has a one-year-old daughter named Harlow, and the new baby is due in September.
Nicole has said the she plans to marry Madden someday, but a wedding is not part of the plans yet. “I think for both of us, we are going to do it because we want to, not because that’s what you do,” she says in The Daily Mail.
In preparing the new nursery in their Los Angeles home, Richie and Madden are trying to make every detail eco-friendly. All wood furniture is made from sustainable-harvest wood, the linens are organic cotton, and low-vapor paint was used in decorating.
Grandpa-to-be Lionel Richie is thrilled to be welcoming the new grandchild. He told The Daily Mail that Joel hopes it’s a boy, and Nicole would like another girl.
Besides being a new mom, Richie has recently started her own line of jewelry, and plans to design maternity wear for clothing company A Pea in the Pod.