Nicole Richie and Joel Madden took a break from the kids last night to attend the Noble Humanitarian Awards in Beverly Hills (October 18). However, it sounds like Harlow, 21 months, and Sparrow, 1 month, weren’t too far from the doting parents’ minds.
“I love kids, I love working with kids, I love being around kids,” the Good Charlotte rocker tells People, adding that fatherhood is proving a bit easier the second time around.
“Well, one, it’s a boy – so you’re not as precious,” he says, “so he’s going to be a little tougher.”
As for big sister Harlow, Joel reports that she’s welcomed the new addition to the family with open arms.
“She loves it. She’s so happy, she’s just psyched. She totally gets it. It fit in perfectly there – hasn’t been a hitch.”
Joel was presented with an award – by none other than Nicole and her dad Lionel Richie – for his work with The Art of Elysium, an LA-based organization that enlists celebs to lend their time and talent to kids who are battling serious medical conditions.