Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are the proud parents of a new baby boy! Sparrow James Midnight Madden arrived in the very early hours of September 9, 2009 and weighed 7lbs 14oz. Nicole, Joel, Harlow and Sparrow are all doing well. “Thank you for all of your good wishes,” the couple wrote on Richie’s web site. The newborn joins older sister Harlow Winter Kate Madden, born in January 2008.
“We’re very, very blessed,” Madden, 30, told PEOPLE on Aug. 6 of the approaching event. “We’ve already had one healthy kid, and that’s all you can ask for as a parent — healthy kids.”
Richie, 27, has been enjoying a new low-key lifestyle at home since the birth of Harlow, but keeps active with various business projects, including a maternity line for A Pea in the Pod and her House of Harlow 1960 jewelry line. Joel Madden is the front man for the band Good Charlotte.
Congratulations from le•top to Nicole and Joel on their new baby!