The 32-year-old fashion designer appeared on Bravo's Watch What Happened Live Tuesday, where she was asked about the state of her relationship with Hilton, her former reality co-star and childhood BFF.
"Paris is somebody that's been in my life since day one. I haven't spoken to her in a while technically, but if you really want to get into it, my view of a friendship is somebody that you don't necessarily have to talk to every day, somebody that you can call when you need them and they're just going to be there. Time of whether I've spoken to somebody is really...it doesn't really matter, in my opinion. An idea of a true friend is somebody that's going to be there with you through and through," Richie said of Hilton, who wasn't invited to her 2010 wedding to Joel Madden. "The short answer is I haven't spoken to her in awhile, but we are very good friends and I love her and love her family and have a lot of respect for her."
What about former party Lindsay Lohan? "[I] haven't spoken to her in a while," Richie deadpanned.
The #CandidlyNicole star has no regrets about doing a reality show with Hilton. "The Simple Life was the most fun time of my life. I was 20 and I had a television network, which was Fox, come up to me and say, 'Do you wanna take a trip for 28 days and get paid for it?' I was like, 'Okay!' It was great. It was like backpacking. It was with your best friend and you got paid for it and it was fun. It was so much fun!" Richie reiterated. The fashionista added, "Every step along my life has brought me to where I am today."
Proving that she's a good sport, Richie reenacted a scene from The Simple Life's second season with wigged host Andy Cohen, who played Hilton, and guest Rachel Maddow, who played a police officer.
During the episode, Richie also confirmed that she's the person responsible for setting up her brother-in-law Benji Madden with her actress pal Cameron Diaz. "I approve of anything that's going to make Benj happy," she said of helping the rocker find love with Diaz. "And I am a devoted sister-in-law and I am happy for anybody who's happy. I want everybody to be surrounded by love, whatever that means."
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