They’ve spent more time apart then they have together and now it looks like there’s trouble in paradise for Joel Madden and Nicole Richie.
The Hollywood couple, who have been married for four years, are said to have reached a crisis point in their relationship after Nicole cut her family reunion in Australia short.
The 32-year-old arrived in Sydney last month along with the duo's adorable children Harlow, 6 and Sparrow, 4 to reconnect as a family, but things didn’t quite go according to plan.
While the fashion designer was hoping to have fun and spend quality time with her rocker husband, who is in Sydney filming The Voice, it didn't happen.
In fact, those close to the couple say they spent most of the time having fierce arguments.
“They were fighting all the time,” one source said.
“They ended up sleeping in separate beds.”
Woman's Day understands that on one of the days, Joel chose to hang out with The Voice contestant Holly Tapp instead- with the pair spotted at Lord Dudley Hotel in Woollahra.
Meanwhile, Nic took the kids to Bondi beach for some fun before cutting her three-week holiday short and boarding a plane back to LA with the little ones in tow.
The blue-haired stunner is now focusing on promoting her new show Candidly Nicole, while Joel wraps up filming.
“They get on better when they’re apart,” a source said.
“Deep down she still loves Joel but needs a husband who will be there for her, someone she can talk to and trust.”
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