Nicole Richie has been looking amazingly hot in recent years, and she’s had two kids! But when Nicole first came on to the scene as Paris Hilton’s sidekick on The Simple Life, she hadn’t exactly come into her own quite yet.
Nicole was the chunky funny girl who would do or say anything for a laugh. Shortly thereafter, Nicole started losing weight, and at a rapid pace. In 2006, she was photographed on the beach in a bikini looking alarmingly skinny, which sparked eating disorder rumors.
Nicole herself addressed the rumors, telling Vanity Fair, "I know I'm too thin right now. I'm not happy with the way I look right now."
But in the new issue of Marie Claire, Nicole blasts the old reports, telling the mag she never disallowed herself food. "I felt it was a little unfair to say someone has an eating disorder when they don't," she says. "It's extremely insulting and irresponsible. An eating disorder is serious and it's a disease."
Now that Nicole is a mother of two with boyfriend Joel Madden, she’s only interested in focusing on the future. "I'm just one to live in the present and enjoy the time that I'm having," she says. "Going into my past is just not something that I do."
And Nicole seems very happy with her life. She adds, "Right now I'm just living my dreams."
We love this side of Nicole! She no longer makes headlines for her partying; rather she’s grown up and become a very charitable and responsible woman. Look for her in her new ABC sitcom she’s producing and will be starring in!