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Are Nicole Richie and Joel Madden secretly married? One might come to that conclusion after an interesting moment in court yesterday. Nicole took the stand in a hearing to obtain a restraining order against two paparazzi photographers that rear-ended her car last month. While undergoing questioning, the starlet's lawyer referred to the dad of Nicole's two children as her "husband" – and Nicole didn't correct him.
After telling the court that she was "crying hysterically and scared" after the photographers slammed into the back of her car, Mark Geragos asked, "Did you call your husband?" referring to Joel. "Yes," Nicole answered.
It's a simple mistake to make since Nicole and Joel have been together for four years and have two kids together, but is there something they're not telling us? No says TMZ.com. Sources close to the case tell the Web site that "Geragos misspoke and Nicole didn't correct him, but Nicole and Joel are not married."
Married or not, a restraining order was granted to Nicole and her kids, and the photographers have been ordered to stay 50 yards awards away from the family until 2012.
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