Nicole Richie. biography
Nicole Camille Escovedo was born on September 21, 1981, in Berkeley, California, and assumed the surname Richie after musician Lionel Richie and his wife adopted her at the age of 9.
Due to her father’s financial and celebrity status, Nicole was treated to the finer things in life and ended up attending the prestigious Buckley School in Sherman Oaks where she was introduced to the heir of the Hilton empire, Paris Hilton.
As she entered into her teen years, however, Nicole began developing her infamous partying ways, which would eventually result in the future-reality star pleading guilty to drug possession charges after cops found heroin in her Mercedes-Benz in 2003.
That same year, Nicole joined forces with her childhood friend Paris in their own reality series The Simple Life. The show was a big hit, resulting in the two gaining true celebrity status as TV personalities. Despite publicly feuding in 2005, both stars continued propelling their careers forward and have since reconciled.
Also during this time, Nicole jumped started her acting career with appearances in several TV series, including American Dreams (2004), 8 Simple Rules (2005) and Chuck (2008-10), before making her feature film debut in the dramedy Kids in America (2005).
Apart from acting and reality TV, Nicole launched her debut jewelry line House of Harlow 1960 in 2008, which eventually spawned the luxury line Winter Kate in 2010. She is also a mentor on the TV series Fashion Star (2012-13).
Nicole Richie Husband, Boyfriend & Dating History Timeline
2000 – 2000
Nicole and Elijah Blue Allman briefly hooked up during the time they were both teenage celebrities.
2004 – May 2006
DJ AM, real name Adam Goldstein, and Nicole began getting close in 2004 and quickly got engaged the following year prior to calling it off in December 2005. They eventually got back together in March 2006, but parted ways, once again, in May of that year.
DJ Am later passed away in 2009.
2006 – 2006
Rumors that Nicole and Alex Orbison were dating began circulating after the two were spotted arm-and-arm in 2006, but the two claimed their union was completely platonic.
2006 – 2006
Nicole lost some credit when she hooked up with Steve-O sometime in 2006, but she has since won our respect back.
August 2006 – October 2006
Nicole started off her relationship with Brody Jenner as friends at an early age, which ultimately led to the two dating in 2006. Despite Lionel Richie admitting they were “having a wonderful time,” the romance later died down in part of Richie’s heart not being totally in it. A year later, the whole relationship was called into question when Jenner’s friend Spencer Pratt began blabbing his mouth to tabloids, claiming he set the whole thing up so Jenner would become famous. However, Jenner adamantly denied it.
November 2006 – December 2011
Nicole and Good Charlotte lead singer Joel Madden started dating in 2006 and went on to welcome their two children, daughter Harlow Winter Kate Madden (b. 2008) and son Sparrow James Midnight Madden (b. 2009). Harlow’s first baby pictures were sold to People magazine for $1 million.
After getting engaged in February 2010, the two tied the knot on December 11th of that same.
Did you know…
- Nicole's birth name is Nicole Camille Escovedo
- Nicole's godfather is Michael Jackson
- Nicole has been a bad girl because she knows that she is set to inherit her father's $200 million fortune
- In 2006, Nicole was named the Worst Dressed Celeb by PETA
- Nicole can figure skate
- Nicole's father, Lionel, wrote the song "Ballerina Girl" for her
- Nicole knows how to play the cello, piano, and the violin
- Nicole is a mix of Caucasian, Black Creole and Mexican decent
- Nicole weighs 97 pounds
- Nicole has two dogs, Honeychild and Foxxy Cleopatra