“Cameron and Benji had been trying to have a baby for a long time,” an insider told Us Weekly. “There were disappointments along the way, so it was difficult and stressful at times. But they say it was a price worth paying. They feel beyond blessed.” The duo aren’t the only ones head over heels over the newest member to their family, the rocker’s brother, Joel Madden, and his wife Nicole Richie are “thrilled” about it all.
“Nicole and Joel have been so great, and they’ve offered to help in any way they can, both now and moving forward,” the insider told the outlet. “They’re going to be a huge part of Raddix’s life — the plan is to really integrate the two families so all the kids can grow up together and be one big, happy family.” Nicole and Joel have two kids — daughter Harlow, 11, and son Sparrow, 10 — of their own.
“They’re so great with kids and will be incredibly fun and loving parents Cameron’s very close with all her nieces and nephews,” the insider revealed. “They all adore her and are excited to see her as a mom with a baby of her own.” Cameron, 47, and her man, 40 — who tied the knot in 2015 — announced the exciting news of their baby on Friday, January 3.
“Happy New Year from the Maddens! We are so happy, blessed and grateful to begin this new decade by announcing the birth of our daughter, Raddix Madden,” the musician wrote via Instagram. “She has instantly captured our hearts and completed our family. While we are overjoyed to share this news, we also feel a strong instinct to protect our little one’s privacy.”
“So we won’t be posting pictures or sharing any more details, other than the fact that she is really really cute!! Some would even say RAD :),” he continued. “From our family to all of yours, we’re sending our love and best wishes for a Happy New Year and Happy New Decade. Sincerely, Cameron and Benji.”
We are so excited for Cameron and Benji!