Getty ImagesJoel Madden
and Nicole Richie
only recently announced their engagement, and Joel just can't stop raving about his wife-to-be -- who's also the mother of his two children, Harlow and Sparrow. Nicole with the couple's daughter Harlow (Photo Agency)
He said: "I'm the best I've ever been. I have two kids that are my life -- they're my entire world. I have an awesome partner who is really supportive; She makes me the best version of myself that I've ever been."
Although he admits becoming a father was shock at first, he's always been determined to stand up to his responsibilities.
Madden told the Los Angeles Times
newspaper: "I think you can decide to be the best dad and partner you can be, or you can run from it. It's a heavy thing when your life changes. But my kids make me feel good about myself. I'm not really worried about succeeding or failing."
Joel, 31, also admits being a parent has other benefits too as little Harlow can now give him her expert opinion on his new songs. He revealed: "She says yea or nay when I record a demo. She gives me the honest reaction."
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