' and so I lied and said that I did so that he would hang out with me . , and revealed that she was just 16-years-old when she first fell in love with the Good Charlotte rocker. "It was one of those things where everyone tells you, 'You just know when you know,'" she explained. "The first thing I said when I first met my [would be] husband was, 'He's hot,'" she confessed. We had never been in the same circle."The couple didn't formally meet until she hosted a dinner party at her house with Nicole and Joel. " The two hit it off and began dating, and the rest is history! You just know when you know.' Like you're my husband."Although she knew Benji's sister-in-law, Nicole Richie, and his brother, Joel Madden, for a couple of years, Cameron and Benji didn't really cross paths.MORE: Hilary Duff, Scott Disick and More Stars' Controversial Halloween Costumes "It was so all encompassing. It was pretty major." earlier this year, the mother-of-one also admitted that she doesn't want to walk down the aisle again. “Obviously, marriage is in our future,” the Good Charlotte singer told Ryan Seacrest.
Just a month after they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at their L. home, the rocker got a tattoo of his wife’s name across his chest.They’ve been together for over a decade, have two children together, Harlow and Sparrow, and have weathered countless breakup rumors. Since we all secretly wish we could have a relationship more like theirs, here are 10 things you didn’t know about Nicole and Joel’s romance: Nicole and Joel began dating in December 2006, shortly after he had broken up with Hilary Duff, who he’d been dating for two and a half years.According to him, he had to convince the reality TV star to go on a date with him.The actress, wearing a black dress with her hair pulled back in a ponytail, kept an arm around Benji as they strolled.With her signature pink locks, Richie walked alongside the couple as the girls chatted, with Joel just a few steps ahead."When I first would see her around, we were friends. Meanwhile, Nicole has gone on record saying that they met at a mutual friend's party."I was at my girlfriend's party and he was there hanging out with my girlfriend's sister, and we met very, very briefly. I couldn't get a read out of him for the life of me," she revealed in the same 60 Minutes interview. As much as I was ready and excited, you're like, 'Oh, next step: We get married,'" she explained. She said, "I was so young, 18, when I started dating him. So, I guess if it mattered to someone else that much, I would consider it." , the actress opened up about losing her virginity to Michael.Nicole also confessed to Ryan Seacrest in 2016 that she initially lied to Joel to get him to hang out with her."I was 25 when I met him, and he said, 'Have you ever watched The Wire? he literally dropped me in season three, and I pretended to know everything and it was horrible and then I hated the show." Nicole's little white lie clearly worked, because the couple ended up tying the knot in December 2010 — that is, after Joel asked her to marry him 10 times.