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  1. Nicole Richie

    Bikini Shot of the Day: Nicole Richie Shows Off Her Toned Body on the Beach

    Wed., Jul. 17, 2013 9:54 AM PDT
  2. Nicole Richie

    Nicole Richie's '80s Inspired Attire: More Fresh Prince or Lisa Bonet?

    Thu., Jul. 11, 2013 5:00 PM PDT
  3. Nicole Richie

    Nicole Richie Shows Off Dance Moves in Hip-Hop Workout Video—Watch Now!

    Wed., Jun. 19, 2013 11:26 AM PDT
  4. Kim Kardashian, Kanye West

    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Daughter Isn't Alone! 5 Other Famous Babies Born at Cedars-Sinai

    Tue., Jun. 18, 2013 2:54 PM PDT
  5. Joel Madden

    Joel Madden Busted for Marijuana Possession in Sydney Hotel

    Tue., Jun. 11, 2013 9:32 AM PDT
  6. Nicole Richie

    Nicole Richie Recycles Bra Top for a Sexy New Look

    Thu., Jun. 06, 2013 2:54 PM PDT
  7. Angelina Jolie

    Angelina Jolie, Nicole Richie and More Wow in Summer Whites

    Wed., Jun. 05, 2013 10:50 AM PDT
  8. Nicole Richie, Rihanna

    Bitch Stole My Look: Nicole Richie vs. Rihanna in Black Bra Tops

    Tue., Jun. 04, 2013 12:37 PM PDT
  9. CFDA Fashion Awards, Nicole Richie

    Nicole Richie Flaunts Side Boob in Slinky Metallic Gown at 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

    Mon., Jun. 03, 2013 7:46 PM PDT
  10. Nicole Richie, Harlow, Sparrow

    Nicole Richie Grabs Coffee With Her Kids in Sydney—See the Adorable Pic!

    Thu., May. 16, 2013 12:27 PM PDT
  11. Nicole Richie

    Nicole Richie Gets Candid About First Date Fashion Rules—Watch Here!

    Tue., May. 14, 2013 3:02 PM PDT
  12. Diane Kruger

    Diane Kruger, Gwen Stefani and More Celebs Who Love the Printed Pants Trend

    Tue., May. 14, 2013 10:40 AM PDT
  13. Suri Cruise

    Suri Cruise Not Launching Clothing Line, but Check Out 5 Celeb Kids Who Should

    Fri., May. 10, 2013 11:10 AM PDT
  14. Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Jennifer Lawrence

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and More: Details on Inside the Met Gala Afterparty

    Tue., May. 07, 2013 3:24 PM PDT
  15. Best of Beauty Split

    Beauty Police: The 2013 Met Ball Goes Punk! Behold All the Good, the Bad and the Halloween-Ready Looks

    Tue., May. 07, 2013 1:14 PM PDT
  16. Nicole Richie

    Nicole Richie Candidly Talks Lesbian Weddings

    Tue., May. 07, 2013 12:17 PM PDT
  17. Nina Dobrev, MET Gala

    2013 Met Gala Best Beauty Looks: Jennifer Lopez and More

    Tue., May. 07, 2013 9:15 AM PDT
  18. Rihanna

    Rihanna: Nicole Richie's Sick Met Gala Dress "Makes Me Throw Up!!"

    Tue., May. 07, 2013 9:09 AM PDT
  19. Miley Cyrus, Nicole Richie

    2013 Met Gala: Miley Cyrus, Nicole Richie and More Celebs Flaunt Punk Hair

    Tue., May. 07, 2013 6:38 AM PDT
  20. Nicole Richie, MET Gala

    Nicole Richie's Met Gala Hair: Star Turns Heads With Gray Updo

    Mon., May. 06, 2013 5:54 PM PDT
  21. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, MET Gala, Manicure

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Giuliana Rancic and More Share Pics of Their Met Gala Manis

    Mon., May. 06, 2013 4:00 PM PDT
  22. Nicole Richie

    Nicole Richie's Met Gala Prep: Star Shares Pics of Hair Extensions and Dye

    Mon., May. 06, 2013 1:30 PM PDT
  23. Nicole Richie

    Best Looks of the Week: Nicole Richie, Nina Dobrev and More

    Fri., May. 03, 2013 4:55 PM PDT
  24. Nicole Richie

    Nicole Richie Looks Italian Riviera-Ready in Pastels

    Fri., May. 03, 2013 2:00 PM PDT
  25. Nicole Richie, Ellen DeGeneres

    Nicole Richie on Son Sparrow's Musical Talents: "He Likes to Do a Show for Us" Every Day

    Fri., May. 03, 2013 8:59 AM PDT
Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie

Age: 33; September 21, 1981

Nicole Richie has grown up under the sometimes-harsh light of Hollywood media scrutiny.

When she was just three-years-old, little Nicole Escovedo went to live with the pop star Lionel Richie and his wife, who were friends of her biological father.  Six years later the couple adopted Nicole  and she took her adoptive father's last name. "My parents were friends with Lionel," she said. "They trusted that they would be better able to provide for me."

Richie's wild streak began in her teens. After high school graduation, she left Los Angeles to attend college at the University of Arizona in Tucson, studying arts and media. She eventually dropped out after two years.

Back home, the socialite was busted in February 2003 for heroin possession and driving with a revoked license. She pled guilty to all charges and was sentenced to probation and rehab.

After leaving rehab in 2003, Richie linked up with childhood friend Paris Hilton to film The Simple Life, a reality series that followed the rich girls' comical exploits on a farm in Arkansas. The show ran for five seasons—despite a public rift between the two stars—and ended in 2007.

As the show progressed, Richie slowly began  focusing on other priorities. "I will go to some parties and stuff, but I really just don't have time," she said. In 2005, she wrote a semi-autobiographical novel titled The Truth about Diamonds, and got engaged to boyfriend Adam Goldstein, aka DJ Am. However, the couple split only 10 months later.

In 2006, rumors began circulating that Richie was suffering from an eating disorder. However, the star vehemently denied all reports. In December 2006, she was pulled over after 911 calls claimed that she was driving her Mercedes Benz SUV on the wrong side of the highway. She was released on $15,000 bail and pled not guilty to her second misdemeanor DUI. She was sentenced to four days in jail and three years on probation.

After her release, she announced that she was four months pregnant by Good Charlotte front man, Joel Madden. The couple welcomed their daughter Harlow Winter Kate Madden in January 2008. In September 2009, the expanded their family with a son named Sparrow James Midnight Madden. In January, the couple announced their engagement after four years together, and tied the knot in December 2010.

In the midst of creating a family, Richie was also creating a successful brand. Over the years, she had become a style icon in Hollywood so it was only natural that she released a jewelry line called House of Harlow 1960 after the birth of her daughter in 2008. She soon added clothing into the mix, launching her Winter Kate fashion line in spring 2010. She even went back to reality television to mentor aspiring designers on Fashion Star in 2012.

Nicole Richie Pulls a Bethenny Frankel

Nicole steps out in her daughter's jacket. Take a look!