Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Are Engaged 2010-02-15 18:58:50

Nicole Announces Engagement to Joel and Shows Off Her Ring!

Nicole Richie announced tonight that she and Joel Madden are engaged! In an interview with David Letterman on The Late Show, Nicole admitted that she and Joel have decided it's time to make things official. Rumors about a possible wedding started circulating last week when Nicole was spotted browsing at bridal gown designer Monique Lhuillier's LA shop with Joel's twin brother Benji. It's such exciting news for Nicole, Joel, and their children Sparrow and Harlow, so congrats to the happy family!

The happy couple reunited after her appearance to grab dinner at Abe & Arthur's in the Meatpacking District. Joel took a minute to Twitter about the news by writing, "Yep. I'm engaged. Very happy. Yeah we've been engaged for a while so you're all kind of late on that. But thanks for the hooplah all the same." He also said that his family and friends have known for a while, but everyone succeeded in keeping things under wraps! The tweets have since been taken down.

Lots more images of Nicole and her beautiful new ring, so just read more.