Kaitlyn Bristowe and Joel Madden couldn't possibly be hooking up — right?

Jun 19, 2015 at 5:01 p.m. ET
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The Bachelorette rumors are out of control this season for poor Kaitlyn Bristowe.

The Season 11 leading lady was seen giving Joel Madden a hug after a concert, and suddenly they seem to have "a lot of chemistry."

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One source who spoke with OK! magazine said Kaitlyn has a party girl reputation in her Canada hometown, so they wouldn't be surprised if she was hooking up with a rock star.

Another source said Madden has been having marriage trouble with Nicole Richie. "They've been fighting like crazy. Nicole hates that he acts like a single man when he parties at events," the source explained. "She knows what he's like when he drinks and she doesn't trust him. She's constantly checking up on him, and that only makes him want to act out more."

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And while divorce rumors have plagued the Hollywood couple for months, we're still not putting much stock in rumors that he and Kaitlyn are anything but friends. So she got a little flirty and put her hand on him at a bar. That doesn't mean they're cheating on their respective partners.

Plus, who wouldn't want to touch the Good Charlotte rocker? If I met him I'd probably give him a big hug, too. Those middle school dances just wouldn't have been the same without "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" — let's be real.

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The Madden rumors seem even more unlikely, especially given the fact that just yesterday, Bristowe sent a Snapchat that seemed to mistakenly reveal who wins her heart this season on The Bachelorette. And if that rumor is true (which is more likely than the Madden story), then she doesn't need any side nookie. She's already got a man in her bed.

Bristowe, for one, doesn't seem to be worrying about all the gossip today, since she's too busy celebrating her 30th birthday.


Do you think the Joel Madden/Kaitlyn Bristowe rumor could be true?