Nicole Richie wants to marry Joel Madden, reports.

The reality TV star — who has a 20-month-old daughter Harlow and newborn son Sparrow with the rocker — has been deeply affected by the death last month of her ex-fiancé Adam (DJ AM) Goldstein, and is keen for her and Madden to commit to one another forever.

A source told National Enquirer magazine: “Nicole has never been in a rush to get married to Joel. She’s so happy with him and their little family that she didn’t feel the need to change the way things were between them.

“But when Adam died, she freaked out. She realized life is fragile and short. She doesn’t want to have any regrets at all, and she does want to be Joel’s wife.”