Joel Madden thankful for Nicole
Joel Madden says fiancee Nicole Richie and their two young children, Harlow, and Sparrow, bring out the best in him
Joel Madden says Nicole Richie brings out the best in him.
The Good Charlotte rocker - who has two children, Harlow, two, and six-month-old Sparrow, with his fashion designer fiancee - appreciates all the love and support Nicole gives him, which in turn makes him a better man.
He said: "I'm the best I've ever been. I have two kids that are my life - they're my entire world. I have an awesome partner who is really supportive; She makes me the best version of myself that I've ever been."
Although he admits becoming a father was shock at first he has always been determined to stand up to his responsibilities.
He told the Los Angeles Times newspaper: "I think you can decide to be the best dad and partner you can be, or you can run from it.
"It's a heavy thing when your life changes. But my kids make me feel good about myself. I'm not really worried about succeeding or failing."
Joel, 31, also admits being a parent has other benefits too as little Harlow can now give him her expert opinion on his new songs.
He revealed: "She says yea or nay when I record a demo. She gives me the honest reaction."