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Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie


Famous as :


Birth Name :

Nicole Camilla Escovedo

Birth Date :

September 21, 1981

Birth Place :

Berkeley, California, USA

Spouse :

Joel Madden (Good Charlotte lead vocalist, since 11-Dec-10)

Claim to fame :

Star of the 2003 reality series "The Simple Life"


Known as the daughter of renowned pop singer Lionel Richie and a lively socialite, Nicole Richie is undeniably rich also popular. To most people, her life seems to be a perfect one for she has got everything they have dreamt of. Nevertheless, behind all of these actually lies some bitterness that she had to endure before she could rise from her downfall and overcame all the trouble in her life. A unique mix of Caucasian, Black, and Mexican ethnicity, Nicole was born on September 21, 1981 in Berkeley, California. Given the name Nicole Camilla Escovedo, she is the biological daughter of a Latin musician named Peter Michael Escovedo III and an anonymous backstage female assistant of Lionel Richie during his world tour in 1980. Raised alone by Escovedo who was also a member of Richie's band, little Nicole spent most of her time on the backstage and studio since her father often took her along by his side.

As Richie gradually grew a deep affection toward Nicole, the three-years-old girl was taken to live with this famous musician and his first wife, Brenda Harvey, under Escovedo's approval. She was legally adopted at the age of nine by the couple for her father finally decided to give up his parental rights. Living in a wealthy family, she was trained in cello, violin, piano, and figure skating while also entered Los Angeles' prestigious The Buckley School where she later met her best friend, Paris Hilton. Although she was provided with as well as received all the best things, Nicole genuinely had a lack of attention, especially from Lionel Richie since he had hardly been around. Things got worse when Richie and his wife broke up their marriage. "When my dad divorced my mom it was kind of like him leaving me also," she recalled. "I just really didn't understand why he wasn't returning my phone calls, or why I couldn't see him whenever I wanted to. That was the most hurtful thing to me."

Latest News

Lionel Richie Denies Nicole and Joel Madden Divorce Rumors

June 10, 2015 08:34:16 GMT

has set the record straight about the divorce rumors which have been surrounding her daughter and her husband Joel Madden for the past few months. In an interview with HELLO! magazine, Lionel says, "It's completely untrue."

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Put Their L.A. Mansion Up for Sale

May 27, 2015 06:53:54 GMT

Amidst divorce rumors, and Joel Madden have put their mansion in Los Angeles up for sale with the asking price of $3.495 million. The couple bought the 6,300 square-feet mansion back in 2009 for $1.912 million.

Joel Madden Shares Sweet Mother's Day Message for Nicole Richie Amid Divorce Rumors

May 11, 2015 08:25:58 GMT

Joel Madden seemingly hints that his marriage to his wife of five years is on the right track. The vocalist posted a sweet message to the actress in honor of Mother's Day via Instagram on Saturday, May 9.

Moving Trucks Spotted at Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's House Amidst Divorce Rumors

May 05, 2015 03:55:58 GMT

Amidst divorce rumors between and her husband Joel Madden, moving trucks were spotted at their Los Angeles house on Friday, May 1. According to Radar Online, Nicole has told her husband to leave their house as their divorce "is imminent."

Newlyweds Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden Double Date With Nicole Richie and Joel Madden

January 27, 2015 08:59:09 GMT

and her new husband were spotted together for the first time on Sunday, January 25 since their marriage earlier this month. The newlyweds were having a double date with Benji's twin brother Joel Madden and his wife at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Nicole Richie Says She Set Up Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden

July 10, 2014 06:00:48 GMT

apparently has played an important role in and 's relationship. Joel Madden's wife appeared in an episode of "Watch What Happens Live!" on Tuesday, July 8 and spilled that she set them up.

Gwyneth Paltrow Takes Star-Studded Selfie With Gwen Stefani, Nicole Richie

April 19, 2014 05:43:16 GMT

has shared a selfie featuring many celebrity friends which apparently was taken during a dinner in Los Angeles on April 17. In a photo uploaded to her Instagram, the "Shakespeare in Love" star can be seen posing with , , Stella McCartney, , Sam Taylor-Wood and .

Paparazzo Allegedly Dropped His Kid to Take Nicole Richie's Pic

June 06, 2013 08:55:14 GMT

puts a paparazzo in shame by uploading a picture of him doing his work while his child was lying on the floor. The mother of two was traveling from New York to Los Angeles when the paparazzo allegedly dropped his kid in order to take better pictures of her.

Sofia Vergara, Kerry Washington and Nicole Richie Dazzle at 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

June 04, 2013 07:32:07 GMT

Big stars flocked to Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York City to attend 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards Monday, June 3. brightened up the event with her sea-green gown, popped up in a yellow dress, while heated up the event with her revealing outfit.

Lil Wayne Launching Spectre by Supra Sneakers After Dropped by PepsiCo

May 07, 2013 06:48:18 GMT

Though has lost his endorsement deal with PepsiCo, he still has another reason to celebrate. The /Cash Money rap mogul has just launched his Spectre by Supra footwear line at an indoor ramp in Miami over the weekend.

Lauryn Hill Sentenced to Three Months in Prison for Tax Evasion

May 07, 2013 06:26:46 GMT

has been sentenced to three months in jail after failing to pay about $1 million in taxes. ' member showed up at the Newark court on Monday, May 6 to receive her sentence. According to Associated Press, she would be confined in prison for three months. After being released from prison, she would face one year parole supervision and 3-month home confinement as well as $60,000 fine.

Phillip Phillips Postpones Remaining College Tour Dates Due to Health Issues

May 07, 2013 06:01:24 GMT

Fans of "" season 11 winner will be disappointed to know that he has been forced to postpone the remaining nine dates of his ongoing colleges and universities tour that kicked off back in March. The 22-year-old artist has been held down anew by his recurring bout with his kidney ailment aggravated by exhaustion and dehydration brought on by his performances.

Anne Hathaway, Miley Cyrus and Nicole Richie Turn Heads With 'Punk' Met Gala Hairstyles

May 07, 2013 05:59:48 GMT

The star-studded Punk: Chaos to Couture 2013 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Monday, May 6 was full of surprises. Not only did the celebrity guests go over the top with their dresses but some of them made quite an impression with their hairdos.

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Treat Daughter to Toy Story-Themed Birthday Party

January 18, 2012 08:56:08 GMT

and Joel Madden celebrated the 4th birthday of their first daughter on Monday, January 16, and details of the bash are spilling out. The Toy Story-themed party took place at The COOP playspace in Studio City, California five days from Harlow's actual birth date, reported Us Weekly.

Gwen Stefani Stunning in Black, Nicole Richie Pretty in Pink at 2011 MOCA Gala

November 14, 2011 07:03:36 GMT

A number of stars have stepped out in style for this year's Museum of Contemporary Art Gala. On Saturday, November 12 evening, the likes of , and turned heads as they hit the black carpet at MOCA Grand Avenue in Los Angeles for the event titled "An Artist's Life Manifesto" and directed by Marina Abramovic.

Heidi Klum Transforms Into a Dead Body, Nicole Richie Channels J.Lo for Halloween

October 31, 2011 04:46:20 GMT

Halloween has come early to Hollywood. On Saturday, October 29 night, a number of celebrities stepped out in their unique costumes to celebrate the spooky holiday. Among those turning heads with their dramatic transformations were supermodel and socialite-turned-fashion designer .

Report: Nicole Richie's Boobs Enhanced With Surgery

September 28, 2011 15:20:54 GMT

Last weekend, was seen coming out for a dip in a pool in sunny Los Cabos, Mexico with fuller figure. It is now revealed that her bigger chest is the result of a boob job over the summer.

Nicole Richie: Jessica Simpson Is Someone I Really Respect

September 09, 2011 02:45:17 GMT

is speaking out against claims that she is at war with on the set of "". During a phone interview with "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" on Thursday, August 8, the "House of Harlow" designer set the record straight by insisting that she respects her fellow mentor on the new reality show.

Video: Nicole Richie Takes Up Challenge on Britney 'Slave 4 U' Dance-Off

June 21, 2011 02:56:22 GMT

is a big fan of . In a tribute to the "Womanizer" hitmaker, the former "Simple Life" star is showing off her "I Am a Slave 4 U" moves in dance-off challenge with a friend. "In honor of my queen @BritneySpears," so she tweeted.

Nicole Richie Denies Pregnancy Reports

April 09, 2011 04:00:24 GMT

doesn't have a bun in the oven. The TV personality has been forced to shoot down recent speculation suggesting she is pregnant. In a released statement, she insisted, "Contrary to recent speculation, I am not pregnant. This irresponsible reporting continues to feed an atmosphere of self-doubt and insecurity."

Nicole Richie Hacks Khloe Kardashian's Twitter, Not Kim's

April 02, 2011 05:56:07 GMT

had pulled elaborate April Fool's Day pranks on one of the Kardashian sisters. On Friday, April 1, the adopted daughter of singer hacked the Twitter account of as she posted a series of vulgar messages on her page, and was thought to also invade 's.

Joel Madden Fumes Over Wife's $3,000 Pillows Spending

March 11, 2011 04:30:11 GMT

Joel Madden had a pillow fight on his hands earlier this week, March 7, after his socialite wife spent a staggering $3,000 (GBP2,000) on top-of-the-range bedding. The rocker was left speechless when he received his credit card bill to find Richie had spent a fortune on expensive pillows.

Nicole Richie Throws Star-Studded Birthday Party for Harlow

January 10, 2011 04:25:38 GMT

celebrated her daughter Harlow's third birthday with a star-studded party on Saturday, January 8. and were among the guests.

Nicole Richie Completes Probation Early

December 30, 2010 04:14:28 GMT

Newlywed has been given another reason to celebrate as she prepares to ring in 2011 - she'll start the New Year as a free woman. The socialite/actress' probation for a 2006 DUI charge was terminated on Wednesday, December 29, two months before it was scheduled to end.

Jack Black's New Year Resolution: Shedding 50 Pounds

December 21, 2010 04:32:56 GMT

Comedian has set himself a hefty goal for 2011 - he wants to shed 50 pounds (22.68 kilograms) of his body weight. "" actor wants to embark on the New Year leaner and fitter than ever before and he's ready to begin a vigorous exercise and diet regime to slim down.

'The Social Network' Cast to Be Honored at Palm Springs Festival

December 21, 2010 04:32:34 GMT

The cast of "" will be the guests of honor at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in California next month, on January 8, 2011. They have been named as the recipients of the 2011 Ensemble Performance Award.

Zac Farro Launches New Band and Song

December 21, 2010 03:34:42 GMT

Zac Farro has already moved on from his split with rockers - the drummer has reportedly launched a new band days after he quit the group. The band hit headlines on Saturday, December 18 when Zac and his guitarist brother Josh Farro, who founded the group with singer and bassist Jeremy Davis back in 2004, announced their show in Orlando, Florida on December 12 was their last with Paramore.

Lionel Richie's Dream Came True With Nicole's Wedding

December 21, 2010 02:52:06 GMT

's "dream" came true when he played host at his daughter 's wedding to Joel Madden earlier this month - because he always wanted his children to marry at his home.

Ashlee Simpson Said Nicole Richie Teared Up at Wedding

December 20, 2010 03:43:24 GMT

has let slip the details of 's wedding to Joel Madden, revealing the socialite burst into tears when her new husband serenaded her. Richie wed the rocker at her father 's Los Angeles estate last Saturday, December 11 and her close friend Simpson-Wentz was among the guests at the French-themed nuptials.

Nicole Richie Called Wedding Day 'Magical'

December 16, 2010 04:02:00 GMT

has opened up about her wedding to Joel Madden, branding the romantic ceremony "magical". The socialite exchanged vows with the rocker at her father Lionel's Los Angeles estate on Saturday, December 11 evening.

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