Nicole Richie and Benji Madden: Country Mart Couple

Posted Saturday September 6, 2008 4:59 PM GMT

As the summertime winds to a close, Nicole Richie was spotted taking advantage of the fine weather as she spent a little quality time with Benji Madden on Friday afternoon (September 5).

Ms Richie and her man’s brother stopped to get frozen yogurt and soda at a deli in the Beverly Glen Country Mart, with Nicole sporting a beanie, short jean cut-offs, a grey t-shirt and a pair of classic aviator sunglasses.

Quickly approaching, an episode with Nicole taking on a guest appearance on the NBC hit show “Chuck” is scheduled to air this fall.

Of her experience on the set, the former “Simple Life” star told press, “I had a stunt double, but they said I was allowed to do as much as I wanted - except for serious things.”

Meanwhile, "Chuck" executive producer Josh Schwartz said: "Nicole auditioned for the part and was very funny. This role is a great opportunity for her to show off her comedic skills and be diabolically evil and kick some butt."

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Enjoy the pictures of Nicole Richie and Benji Madden at the Beverly Glen Country Mart (September 5).

Photo Credit: FamePictures.com, Wenn.com