Nicole Richie keeps it casual in leggings and a plaid shirt for a walk with her husband Joel Madden and their dogs Roki and Xavi in Santa Barbara.
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden were spotted enjoying some downtime by spending the 4th of July holiday weekend with their four-legged family members in Santa Barbara on Saturday.
The couple rounded up their two German shepherds, Roki and Xavi, and went for a walk through a suburban neighborhood, which included a coffee stop.
Richie, 40, seemed to be the leader of the pack as he took control of both dogs’ leashes and then took the lead for the rest of the walk.
Family time: Nicole Richie, 40, and her husband Joel Madden, 43, rounded up their two German shepherds, Roki and Xavi, for a walk in Santa Barbara on Saturday
Richie, 40, kept it casual in the fashion department dressed in black leggings and a blue and green plaid shirt.
She also put on a pair of black sneakers as they made their way through the neighborhood with Roki and Xavi walking on either side of their mother.
And with the sun shining and the temperature hovering around 70 degrees Fahrenheit max, the Simple Life alum wore sunglasses and a baseball cap.
Leader of the pack: The pair, who have been together since 2006, stopped for coffee and then headed back out for a walk with Richie and his two dogs in the lead
Relegated to carrying coffee and snacks, Madden followed closely while wearing long black shorts with a matching hoodie and sneakers.
He, too, opted to protect himself from the sun with a black baseball cap.
To help ring in the new year this past January, the 43-year-old Good Charlotte frontman posted a photo of one of his beloved dogs and declared, “2022 We’re ready.”
Happy 2022: To help ring in the new year last January, the 43-year-old Good Charlotte frontman posted a photo of one of her beloved dogs and declared: ‘2022 We’re ready’
Their children: Richie and Madden regularly post photos of their two children on their Instagram pages.
The couple, who were grieving the loss of their dog Iro last year, have been regularly posting photos of their two German Shepherds since bringing them into the family.
“When we lost our sweet boy Iro last year we didn’t know how we could get a new dog. German shepherd and working dog lovers know how these dogs become so important in your life and leave a place that feels impossible to fill,” the singer shared in an April 2021 post.
‘Thank you @kempkes_executive_k9 for bringing these two beautiful boys into our lives and continuing to help us with training and care. Roki and Xavi are full of love 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are always looking out for us. We are grateful for these two.
Four-legged family members: Madden shared about his grief over losing his dog Iro and how he was finally able to bring a new dog into the family.
Richie, who is the founder of the fashion and lifestyle brand House of Harlow, began dating the rocker in December 2006.
They confirmed their engagement in February 2010 and finally got married on December 11, 2010.
Along the way they became the proud parents of two children: daughter Harlow, 14, and son Sparrow, 12.
Family Matters: Richie and Madden are the proud parents of two children: daughter Harlow, 14, and son Sparrow, 12.