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Joel Madden Shares Pics Of His Rock Star Kids — They Skype While He's On Tour!

Wed, August 17, 2011 4:56pm EDT by 1 Comment

Joel’s kids with Nicole Richie are getting so big — and Harlow looks just like him!

Joel Madden has been touring Europe all summer with his band Good Charlotte, hitting cities from Germany to the UK and back. But as exciting as that may sound, he desperately misses his family! The rocker, 32, who married Nicole Richie this past December, can’t stand to be away from his kids, Harlow, 3, and Sparrow, almost 2 — but thank God he has Skype!

In a blog for Paper Mag, Joel shared photos from his tour, including these adorable shots of his kids. “Saying goodbye is always hard,” he wrote, along with the picture of him, Harlow and Sparrow. “On my last day in L.A. before leaving on tour, I always try and take my wife and kids somewhere fun. This was taken on the Ferris Wheel at Santa Monica Pier. Best day ever.”

But luckily, the on-the-road dad has learned that although he’s far away, it doesn’t mean he can’t keep up with Harlow and Sparrow’s summer activities. He iChats and Skypes them every chance he gets!

“And the very most important part of my day. iChat with my kiddies,” Joel writes. “Nothing I could see in any city could ever stoke me more than seeing this.” AWW!

“It’s hard to be away,” Joel admitted once. “It’s the first time I ever questioned what I did because sometimes you miss moments and you’re like, ‘Is this worth it?'”

Well obviously your kids adore you Joel, so you must be doing something right!

–Leigh Blickley

Get more on the Maddens:

  1. The Richie-Madden Kids Hit The Road With Good Charlotte! Cute Video!
  2. Nicole Richie to Ellen: ‘As a Mother, I Have to Protect My Children!’
  3. HoJoel Madden Is Sad He’s Missed Some Of His Kids’ Biggest Moments: ‘First Word. First Step. And Birthdays!’