Joel Madden Confident Pete and Ashlee Will Be Great Parents
11/24/2008 AT 12:00 PM EST
"They are going to be great parents," Madden told PEOPLE Saturday while celebrating Good Charlotte's upcoming remix album at Hollywood's ECCO Ultra Lounge. "They both have really big hearts. I wish them the best. I know they have their hands full right now but I'm excited for them."
And Madden can recognize good parenting. He and Nicole Richie have adopted a very hands-on approach when dealing with daughter Harlow. Richie even makes homemade baby food for their 10-month-old daughter.
"Her first food was sweet potatoes and she loved it," Richie recently told PEOPLE. "She ate the whole thing and it was all over the place – in her hair, on her nose, everywhere!"
The key to being loving parents, Madden says, is the backing of a supportive partner. "She's supportive," Madden said of Richie, who watched him give interviews from the event's VIP lounge.
Joel & Nicole debut baby Harlow!