"I know I sound like a hypocrite but I would be so sad... Joel has sleeves (full arm tattoos) and his twin brother Benji has tattoos on his neck and on his face, and I'm just hoping that my kids are going to be so embarrassed of them that they're just not going to (get tattoos)." NICOLE RICHIE doesn't want her two children with rocker JOEL MADDEN to get inked like the GOOD CHARLOTTE singer and his tattooed brother, BENJI.
The socialite sparked rumours her big day was imminent after whisking good friends Christina Aguilera and DJ Samantha Ronson off to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico for a supposed bachelorette party earlier this month (Sep10).
The couple, which became engaged last year (09), has yet to reveal when the wedding is, and an insider says the stars are in the "planning stages" for a ceremony "at the end of the year".
The source tells Us Weekly magazine, "Nicole is happier than she's ever been. She and Joel have this connection."
But Richie has dismissed speculation over a wedding date, blaming the Good Charlotte star's busy tour schedule and her burgeoning career as a fashion designer and writer for the delay.
During an appearance on U.S. talk show The View on Wednesday (29Sep10), she said, "Joel and I are not big planners, we just kind of go with the flow of things.
"Honestly, we haven't planned anything. He is about to go on tour with his new album, I'm on my book tour now and I'm really focused on my work and with the kids."
She has two children with Madden - daughter Harlow, two, and son Sparrow, one.
Richie is currently promoting her new novel, Priceless.
Christina Aguilera and DJ Sam Ronson were among the pals who joined the socialite, jeweller and reality TV star for the weekend (18-19Sep10) Cabo San Lucas getaway.
According to People.com, the girls relaxed by the Las Ventanas resort pool and enjoyed a series of spa treatments.
There was also a celebration dinner.
Absent was Richie's former best friend and The Simple Life co-star Paris Hilton.
Richie and Madden, who are the parents of two young children, have yet to reveal when they'll wed.
NICOLE RICHIE and JOEL MADDEN threw a star-studded birthday bash for their son SPARROW at their Hollywood Hills home on Saturday (04Sep10). Actress Ellen Pompeo and Sparrow's uncle, GOOD CHARLOTTE rocker Benji Madden, arrived to celebrate with the tot, who turns one on 9 September (10).
The couple, who are parents to Harlow, two, and Sparrow, 11 months, discovered the kitten in the grounds of their property and Richie admits she "couldn't resist" tending to the skinny cat.
And now the furry feline, named Tabitha Jones Madden, has become an official member of the Richie-Madden household.
In a post on her website, the reality TV star writes, "One dark and lonely night, I heard a little puss puss cry from outside. At first, I thought it was Joel. But to my surprise, there she was. A sad, and very hungry kitten. She looked groomed, and was a little chubby, so I assumed she was a neighbour's cat and ignored it. But she came back a week later and she was so skinny and I could tell she was starving. I couldn't resist. I fed her. It's been two months now, so I think it's safe to call her mine. So I went online and ordered her a house."
The socialite split from The Hills star Doug Reinhardt earlier this year (10) and has previously enjoyed high profile romances with Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden and Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter.
But the hotel heiress is adamant her next partner won't be famous.
She tells Britain's Heat magazine, "It's really hard in my position just being in a relationship, because so much goes along with it.
"The media are constantly making up stories and it's just hard to know if you can trust a guy who has fame.
"I'd rather be with someone who's not in the public eye - I think it just makes it easier, and I don't know there's so much that comes along with it (sic). I'd rather be with someone who's not in this world."
But Hilton admits she's currently enjoying life as a single woman, adding, "I'm so happy right now. I'm spending time with my girlfriends and my sister and my family and just really getting to know myself. I've always had a boyfriend, so right now it's really important for me just to focus on me and my life and not really put all that energy into someone else.
"I'm having the time of my life - I didn't know I could be this happy."
The socialite and fashion designer was taken into custody by California police in December, 2006 and charged with driving under the influence (DUI).
She was sentenced to four days behind bars in 2007 after confessing to using marijuana and powerful painkiller Vicodin, but served just 82 minutes of her jail term. She was also ordered to attend 38 alcohol education classes as part of her probation.
However, Richie has been unable to complete the requirement in the three years since she was sentenced after starting a family with rocker Joel Madden - the star was granted leave from the course when she gave birth to daughter Harlow in January, 2008, and son Sparrow in September, 2009.
Her probation was due to end in July (10) but her lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, headed to a Los Angeles court on Tuesday (22Jun10) to explain the delay in completing the classes and request extra time.
The judge approved Holley's request and Richie has now been given until March, 2011 to complete the classes, although her probation could be terminated early if she finishes them before the deadline, reports TMZ.com.
And Richie will have another reason to be happy with the news of the extension - a report about her class attendance states, "Her attitude is excellent."
Holley has got her hands full with stars right now - she's also representing Lindsay Lohan.
The former Playboy Playmate and reality TV star is working on a new travel guide about the odd stop-offs she has visited between the two cities.
Madison, who lives in Sin City with her boyfriend Benji Madden, tells Life & Style magazine the book will feature details about a lot of "freaky roadside attractions" - like a haunted hotel in Death Valley.
Hilton confirmed she ended her on/off romance with former The Hills star Reinhardt earlier this month (Apr10), and insists she is already "over" the break-up.
And according to U.S. magazine OK!, the hotel heiress has danced into the arms of Salling, who plays reformed bad boy Puck on hit U.S. TV show Glee - and she's already introduced the actor/musician to her parents.
A source says, "Paris is definitely smitten."
Hilton likes her bad boys - past lovers have included punk pop star Benji Madden and wildman Rick Salomon.