Nicole Richie Finally Ready to Plan Wedding

Nicole Richie (left) and Ellen DeGeneres

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updated 03/09/2010 AT 8:00 AM ET

originally published 03/09/2010 AT 8:30 AM ET

They waited until they had children to get engaged. So, perhaps it’s only natural that Nicole Richie and Joel Madden’s wedding planning has been a bit delayed, too.

But Richie is planning to fix that in short order.

“I’ve been on the road. I just got home, and so it’s really going to be now that’s the time for me to sit down and think about what I want,” Richie says in an interview set to air Tuesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Asked if they’ve set a date for the nuptials, she replies: “Not yet, but soon.”

Richie, 28, and Madden, who turns 31 on Thursday, confirmed their engagement in February, with Richie saying it took becoming a mom for her to realize she was ready to be a wife.

The couple have two kids: daughter Harlow, 2, and son Sparrow, 6 months.

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