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Joel Madden says there is no need to worry – his marriage to Nicole Richie is totally all part of the master plan.

Which is a good thing, because we were really starting to freak.

“Obviously, marriage is in our future,” Madden told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Tuesday. “I don’t know when or where or how, but right now our priority is our family and is the baby.”

“That’s all we’ve been thinking about. We are in love and are really happy.”

Richie and Madden first announced on Good Morning America in late July that she was pregnant and they are to become parents.

“Yes I am. We are. I’m almost four months,” Richie told Diane Sawyer.

The couple has been dating since earlier this year, and the Good Charlotte frontman is not shy about his enthusiasm for impending fatherhood.

“I’m excited. We are all really excited about it,” Madden told Seacrest. “Its the best thing that has ever happened to us. It’s awesome.”

Do they know if it is a boy or a girl?

“No, we are still waiting. We don’t even know. So right now, it’s an it. Which sounds wrong. We call it the baby. When we talk to it, it’s a you,” Madden said.

We recommend either Jayden James or Suri for names.

Madden revealed that the baby has started kicking, and the couple is getting everything ready, including a nursery. “We’ve started it’,” he said.