Nicole Richie‘s reaction to the recent death of her ex-boyfriend Adam ‘DJ AM’ Goldstein caused a huge row between her and current fiance Joel Madden, it has been claimed.
Richie — who is pregnant with her second child — took the news of the celebrity spinner’s death so hard that her pals feared she was going into premature labor.
Richie and Goldstein dated for two years before splitting up in 2006 and remained friends.
According to the National Enquirer, Nicole’s emotional reaction after Adam died made Joel wonder if Nicole had been hiding deep feelings for the tragic star.
“It ended up in a big fight, with Joel demanding, ‘Were you still in love with him?’” a source told the tabloid.
“Nicole was angry that Joel would even ask that — during her time of grief — AND when she was so close to giving birth!
“She broke down, cried uncontrollably and thought that she was having contractions,” said the source. “She was devastated to think that Adam’s life came to such a terrible end after his years struggling to stay sober.
“She was crushed.”
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