Joel Madden asked Nicole Richie to marry him 10 times before she said yes.

The Good Charlotte rocker has confessed his wife repeatedly spurned his proposals before finally agreeing to the knot with him in February 2010.

During an appearance on Today FM Australian radio show Fifi & Jules, Joel - who wed Nicole in December 2010 - revealed: ''My wife is pretty good at rejecting me. People don't know this but I asked her to marry me ten times before she actually said yes. I was asking every other Tuesday.''

Host Jules Lund then asked: ''What made that tenth one different? How did she break? What did you bring out that was different?''

To which Joel replied: ''I pulled out the kids! I said, 'Do you really wanna do this to these kids?' I'm just kidding. I'm passive aggressive.''

The 33-year-old musician has two children, daughter Harlow, four, and two-year-old Sparrow, with Nicole, 30.

Joel was recently announced as one of the four coaches on the Australian version of pop star search TV show 'The Voice'.