Joel Rueben is an American singer, well known as the lead singer for American pop punk band Good Charlotte. He is also an actor, DJ, record producer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Early life and Education
Joel Madden was born Joel Rueben Combs on 11 March 1979, in Waldorf, Maryland. He is the son of Roger Combs and Robin Combs. Madden is one half of the twin (twin by 5 minutes) another one is Benji Madden, who is back vocalist and plays guitar for the band.
He has an older brother named Josh Madden who serves in the music industry, and a small sister, Sarah Madden. He completed his high school at La Plata High School. Maddens also has a niece named Clementine born on 20, December 2007.
In 1995, at his the young age of sixteen, Madden along with his brother, and a mate began their band. The band lasted for a short time. Madden, then assembled his friend from high school, Aaron Escolopio, Paul Thomas, and Billy Martin from their present band Good Charlotte.
The name Good Charlotte for the band was derived from the children's book 'Good Charlotte: Good Day Orphanage.'
In the 2001 movie Not Another Teen Movie, Madden along with other members of the band made a cameo as the band at the high school's prom. He also made a cameo appearance in 2004 movie Fat Albert and the 2006 film Material Girls along with his brother Benji Madden.
Madden made a guest appearance in the popular Nickelodeon musical comedy series The Naked Brother's Band, in which he collaborated with the band for a performance.
Additionally, the lead singer also has a clothing store called MADE Clothing with brothers Josh and Benji. The store has vanished now.
At the beginning of 2006, MADE Clothing became DCMA Collective. Joel Madden, along with his brothers Josh Madden and Benji Madden, and a friend own the line.
In November 2007, Madden and Nicole Richie created The Richie Madden Children's Foundation. The Charity promotes and generates online registry to inspire to buy the items for moms and their families.
The lead singer for Good Charlotte is also a Goodwill Ambassador for of UNICEF. In 2010, Maddel along with his brother contributed to 'We Are the World 25 for Haiti,' which is a remake of the song titled 'We Are the World,' by American for Africa. The song was written by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson.
On 23rd November 2011, Madden was selected one of four vocal coaches for The Voice in the first season of the Australian version. Later, his brother Benji was a mentor of the show. He continued to coach in season 2 and season 3 with Benji and Joel together as a coach for season 4.
Madden has also starred in Blood on the Dance Floor's fifth studio album on the song 'Incomplete and All Alone'' which released on 19 June 2012.
He also provided production assistance and helped write songs for the Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer for their debut album. Madden also assisted in writing songs for the second album Sounds Good Feels Good for the same group.
He starred in Alex Kunnari & Heikki L's single 'City of Sin' which released on 12 July 2013. Now, Joel Madden along with his brother Benji is in a pop-rock duo called The Madden Brothers.
They released their first record Greetings from California on 6 September 2014. The album named Greetings from California came out from a conversation between brothers while they were having breakfast.
In 2015, Joel Madden made his guest appearance in the American television series titled Empire.
In 2004, Madden dated his first girlfriend Hilary Duff, when Duff was sixteen years old. After a long speculation of their relationship by the tabloids, her mother Susan confirmed the news in an interview for Seventeen Magazine in June 2005. However, the following year, Duff and Madden slipt up.
Later, Madden began dating Nicole Richie in 2006. Since then, the couple has two children, a son Sparrow James Midnight Madden (born on 9 September 2009), and a daughter Harlow Winter Kate Madden( born on 11 Jan 2008).
Later the couple got engaged in 2010 and officially became husband and wife on 11 December 2010. Madden has lavish mansions in both Sydney and Los Angeles. Currently, he lives in Sydney due to his contract with The Voice Australia.
Joel Madden earns a heavy amount of money as an actor, singer, DJ, and songwriter. He has produced, written and sang various songs to date. Madden also has his own clothing line, DCMA Collective. As of 2017, Madden's total net worth is estimated to be $16 million.
In 2007, His album, Good Morning Revival with Good Charlotte earned $ 190,000 and was certified as platinum ARIA, gold by Music Canada and silver by BPI. Madden's highest earnings were in 2002, from his album titled Young and Hopeless, which made $3,570,000.
Besides, he is living a lavish life with his family, in Sydney in a big mansion. The singer also owns a BMW X6, which he uses mostly. The BMW X6 is a mid-luxury car that has high ground clearance, all-weather ability, and the style of a coupe. Maddens also had a boxer(dog), named Cash.
Joel Madden Affairs
First Affair with Hilary Duff
The couple dated for only a year. Hilary Duff was only sixteen years old. Their relationship was confirmed by Duff's mother in an interview.