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2/16/2010 8:00pm EST
Joel Madden & Nicole Richie Have Been Engaged 'For A While'Joel Madden has dismissed rumors he proposed to his longtime girlfriend Nicole Richie on Valentine's Day, insisting they have "been engaged for a while."

The happy news broke this week after the socialite was spotted showing off her new ring while dining out with the rocker in New York on Monday night. Online gossip suggested the Good Charlotte star popped the question on the romantic holiday, but Madden is adamant the wedding plans were put into action much earlier.

In a post on his page, Madden writes, "Yep. I'm engaged. Very happy. Yeah we've been engaged for a while so you're all kind of late on that. But, thanks for the hoopla all the same."

The post was subsequently removed from Madden's page, according to

The couple has two children together, Harlow, two, and Sparrow, five months.

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