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Nicole Richie Biography - All About Nicole Richie

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Nicole Richie Biography - All About Nicole Richie
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Born:

Nicole Camille Escovedo on September 21, 1981 in Berkeley, California.

Personal Quote:

"I think fame is harder when people have something to hide, but I'm very comfortable, and have nothing to hide."

Romantic History:

Became engaged to DJ AM (Adam Goldstein) in 2005 with a huge pink sparkler, but they called it off. She is currently dating Hilary Duff's onetime ex, rocker Joel Madden. Nicole happily gave birth to Joel's daughter, Harlow Winter, in January 2008. In September 2009, she welcomed a son named Sparrow James Midnight Madden.

The Simple Life:

After Nicky Hilton turned it down, Nicole accepted the offer in 2003 to star in The Simple Life with former BFF Paris Hilton.

Gloved Godfather:

Nicole Richie's godfather is the late legendary singer Michael Jackson.

Musical Roots:

Nicole's adoptive father, Lionel Richie, wrote the 1987 hit song "Ballerina Girl" in honor of her.

Animal Friendly:

Nicole has a dog named Honeychild and another named Foxy Cleopatra, after Beyonce Knowles' character in Goldmember.

College Dropout:

She attended college for two years before dropping out. She said, "I went to the University of Arizona. I stopped because I went there for two years and I felt like I experienced college or whatever. I'm over it. I like Hollywood better."

Legal Troubles:

Nicole was arrested on suspicion of DUI on December 11, 2006 in Burbank, California. Sadly, she barely served an hour in jail for her multiple offenses.

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