Joel took to Instagram on Sunday to praise his wife and the mother of his children, writing: “Happy Mother’s Day to my best friend and partner in rhyme.”
He added: “Best wife, mother and friend a father and his kids could ever ask for.”
The Voice coach teamed the sweet caption with a candid picture of the couple, looking relaxed and happy with their son Sparrow between them.
The Instagram post follows US magazine InTouch reporting that the former Simple Life star was seeking advice from a top Hollywood divorce lawyer.
A source told the magazine, “Nicole recently met with one of LA’s most prominent divorce attorneys and is weighing her options.”
The source added that the couple were “spending more time apart because all they do is fight when they’re together.”
Meanwhile, the designer has done little to quash the rumours after being spotted on numerous occasions without her wedding ring, once while shopping with her sister-in-law Cameron Diaz.
But clearly Joel is keen to proceed full steam ahead with business as usual. Two days prior to his touching Mother’s Day appreciation post he shared another couple shot, this time of his feet alongside the caption: “Sock game strong.”
And in true Hollywood style, the socks had their faces printed on them.
While it could just be a strategic move, for now things appear to be warm and cosy for the Madden-Richie clan – just how we like it!