Nicole And Joel Planning Shotgun Wedding?

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Parents of toddler plan to marry before second child arrives.

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are planning to tie the knot before their second child arrives this summer, the National Enquirer reports. "Nicole wants to take Joel's last name," a friend told the rag. "When she marries Joel, she's going to become Nicole Madden."

Nicole and Joel, who have been together since 2006, have a 17-month-old daughter, Harlow, and announced they were expecting their second child via the Web site for Joel and twin brother Benji's band, Good Charlotte, in February. And Nicole reportedly gave Joel an ultimatum in November, saying she wanted to get hitched before they had any more kids. Cutting it pretty fine there, is all we're saying. Love Life After a Baby

Conversely (what? You mean gossip magazines can contradict each other? No!), Nicole told Larry King in May that she and Joel had no immediate plans to marry. But the National Enquirer's source says they are planning a garden wedding for about 75 friends and family at the Beverly Hills home of Nicole's father, Lionel Richie. 

"Of course, when I was a little girl, I dreamed about getting married and that is definitely a dream of mine one day," Nicole said earlier this year. "But right now, we're really really focused on our family; we're focused on our foundation. As far as feeling that need of commitment, we both really have that in each other."

Nicole continued, "I think for both of us, we are going to do it because we want to, not because that's what you do." According to the Enquirer, at least, when they want to do it is before their second child, reportedly a boy, arrives. And good on Nicole for locking that down before Tila Tequila gets any more ideas.

Via the National Enquirer. Photo courtesy of Splash News.