Nicole's Benji Ban!

Socialite stops Benji dating after split with BFF Paris
Sunday , 30 November 2008
Nicole's Benji Ban!

PARIS HILTON's best pal NICOLE RICHIE is so upset by the socialite's split from BENJI MADDEN, she's preventing him from meeting any potential new girlfriends.

The hotel heiress confirmed her break-up from Good Charlotte rocker Benji on November 21st, when she admitted the couple was "taking a break" after nine months together.

According to Benji's twin and bandmate JOEL - who is engaged to Nicole - Benji has been coping well with the split.

But the same can't be said for Nicole, who is reportedly doing her best to keep her future brother-in-law single until he can be reunited with Paris.

A source, who attended a recent launch party for Good Charlotte's new Greatest Remixes album, tells the New York Post's PageSix, "(Nicole) has been really possessive and stops him from talking to other girls. Benji was approached by dozens of ladies. Girls were trying to flirt with him... but Nicole kept getting in the way.

"(Nicole) stopped every girl trying to take a photo of him (and) dragged him by the arm (away from the girls)."