Nicole Richie will give birth “in the next week”.

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The ‘Simple Life’ star is expecting her first child with her Good Charlotte frontman fiancé Joel Madden, and according to Joel’s older brother Josh is about to deliver the tot any day.

Josh said: “The baby is due sometime in the next week. That’s all we know.

“We don’t know what gender it is. We don’t know any names. I’m being completely honest, I swear!”

Josh also said Nicole and Joel missed out on a Madden family Christmas because Nicole was banned from flying as she is heavily pregnant.

He added: “Christmas was awesome. Nicole couldn’t fly, but we were all there. My sister Sarah’s baby was born on the 20th, so it was right before the festive period.”

Nicole’s best friend Paris Hilton recently revealed the couple were extremely “excited” about becoming parents.

Paris, 26, said: “Nicole can’t wait to become a mother, although she is a little scared. They are both really excited and they are great together. I know they will make wonderful parents.”