When Madden was fifteen years old his father left the family, causing them financial hardships. Madden took up various odd jobs as a teenager to help his mother with the family's bills. One job he and his brother, Benji, took up was washing hair at a salon. While in his early twenties, Madden changed his last name from Combs, his father's last name, to his mother's maiden name, Madden. He did so to distance himself from his father, against whom he holds a strong grudge.
Madden started a clothing line called MADE Clothing along with his brothers Benji and Josh. The line is now defunct. In early 2006 MADE Clothing became DCMA Collective. The line is owned by himself, his brothers Benji Madden, Josh Madden, and friend Tal Cooperman. The Madden Brothers also have a side project called Dead Executives.
In November 2007, Nicole Richie and Madden created The Richie Madden Children's Foundation. The charity will create and promote an online registry to inspire the purchases of items for moms and their families in need.
Later that year, in December of 2006, Madden and Nicole Richie became a couple. In June and July 2007, numerous media outlets were stating that Richie was pregnant with Madden's baby. These rumors were unaddressed by the couple until July 31, 2007 when they confirmed in an interview with Diane Sawyer that Richie was pregnant with Madden's child. For the sake of Richie and the baby, Madden has given up smoking. Richie gave birth to the couple's daughter, Harlow Winter Kate Madden on January 11, 2008 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles..
|2008||"My Own Way"/"My Own Way" (Remix)||Three 6 Mafia||Last 2 Walk|
|2008||"I'm the One"||Bizzy Bone||A Song for You (Bizzy Bone album)|
|2008||"LA Girls"||Mams Taylor||Unknown|
|2007||"No More Cryin'"||J-Kwon||Unknown|
|2005||"Tired"||Tommy Lee||Tommyland: The Ride|
|2004||"Jump"||N*E*R*D||Fly or Die|
|2002||"You Don't Mean Anything"||Simple Plan||No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls|