Nicole Richie Biography, Age, Kids, Husband, Sister, Height, Parents

Nicole Richie Biography

Nicole Richie (Nicole Camille Richie-Madden) is an American fashion designer, author, actress, and media personality. She rose to prominence for her role in the Fox reality television series, The Simle Life, alongside her childhood best friend and fellow socialite Paris Hilton, it lasted for five seasons.

The Simple Life was a hit for the Fox network, it premiered with 13 million viewers. Her personal life attracted significant media attention during The Simple Life’s five-year run, and she was also a constant fixture of tabloid journalism before and after her appearance.

Nicole graduated from Montclair College Preparatory School in 1999, then joined the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, alongside Kourtney Kardashian and Luke Walton. There, she studied Arts and Media. Ritchie did not have a definitive study plan in Arizona. She dropped out after two years and returned to California.

Nicole Richie Age

Nicole Camille Escovedo was born on September 21, 1981 in Berkeley, California, U.S.She is 37 years old as of 2018.

Nicole Richie Ethnicity

She has an English, Mexican and Creole African-American ancestry.


Nicole Richie Nationality

Nicole has an American nationality

Nicole Richie Real Parents

Richie was born to Peter Michael Escovedo and Karen Moss. Her biological parents agreed to let her move in with Lionel Richie a singer and song writer.  Originally, Lionel became her guardian.

Her godmother is Nancy Davis, daughter of Marvin Davis and mother of Brandon Davis. Michael Jackson was her godfather.

Is Nicole Richie Adopted?

Lionel and his wife Brenda Harvey legally adopted Nicole when she was nine.Lionel and Harvey went through a bitter split after his affair with another woman became public. Following their divorce, Lionel married Diane Alexander with whom he has two children.

Why Was Nicole Richie Adopted?

Nicole was adopted because her biological parents could not afford to provide for her.

Nicole Richie Siblings

Richie has two adoptive siblings, Miles Brockman born May 27, 1994 and Sofia Richie born August 24, 1998.

Lionel Richie And Nicole Richie

Lionel Richie is the adoptive father of Nicole Richie, he is a songwriter and singer. Richie and his then wife Harvey informally adopted Nicole when she was two years old. The couple raised her as their daughter. They adopted her legally when she was nine years old.

Nicole Richie Sofia Richie

Sofia is a model and has been featured in several campaigns by major brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors and Chanel.

Nicole Richie Husband

She began dating singer Joel Madden of the rock group Good Charlotte in December 2006. The couple has two children. They confirmed their engagement in Februery 2010, and got married on Decemer 11, 2010. Nicole re-located to Sydney with her husband and children in 2012 because of Madden’s commitments to The Voice Australia.

Richie dated DJ Adam Goldstein from 2003 to 2005 but broke up after a nine month engagement.

Nicole Richie Kids

Nicole  and Madden have a daughter Harlow Winter Kate Richie-Madden (born 2008) and son Sparrow James Midnight Madden (born 2009).

Nicole Richie  Career

Nicole appeared as one of the three mentors on NBC’s Fashion Star.

Nicole and her then–best friend Paris Hilton starred in the reality series The Simple Life in 2003. In the film they lived for a month with a family in the rural community of Altus, Arkansas. On December 2, 2003, the series premiere debuted on Fox to 13 million viewers, increasing Fox’s reach among viewers 18–49. The series continued for a second and third season.

Fox finally canceled the show after a dispute between Hilton and Richie. It was later aired by E! Entertainment Television for its fourth season. It drew nearly one million viewers and was followed by a relatively unsuccessful fifth season. Complications then arose during production of the fifth season, with both Richie and Hilton facing major charges for DUI, and also at risk of serving jail time. Richie was sentenced to 23 days in jail, though this was after production of the season had finished. She accepted a plea agreement and was later sentenced to four days in jail, again after production had wrapped. Despite talks of a sixth season, the show finished its run at the end of the moderately unsuccessful fifth season.

Nicole made her acting debut in the comedic drama Kids in America in 2005. She has guest starred in television series including Eve, Six Feet Under and American Dreams, 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, and also playing the recurring character Heather Chandler on Chuck. Plans were announced to turn Richie’s 2005 novel in July 2008, The Truth About Diamonds, into a television series.

It was announced that Richie would appear as a guest judge on Project Runway on January 1, 2010.

Richie auditioned for a role in the NBC sitcom, Great News in early 2016, created by Tracey Wigfield and produced by Wigfield and Tina Fey, it is set in the world of television news. Although her audition was not successful, Nicole was later brought in to replace Kimrie Lewis-Davis in the supporting role of Portia, an anchorwoman at the news channel depicted in the series. The Great News producers had initially cast Lewis-Davis as Portia. They later decided to go in a different direction with the character after seeing the results of the pilot episode. When speaking about casting Richie in her first scripted series-regular television role, Fey explained: “She’s a really funny person and has an instant likability. Those are instincts you can’t teach. People have it or not. She has good timing without really pushing it.”

Nicole Richie Show

Her reality show Candidly Nicole premiered on VH1 and ran for two seasons in July 2014. Nicole appeared in her first regular series as Portia in the NBC sitcom, Great News between 2017 and 2018.Nicole has been the face of Bongo Jeans and Jimmy Choo advertising campaigns.

Nicole Richie Jewelry | Nicole Richie Sunglasses

Richie announced plans to start a jewelry, accessories, and sunglasses line along with a perfume and style book in April 2007. She debuted a jewelry line, House of Harlow 1960 in October 2008. The jewelry line became available at Kitson’s online boutique. It was then extended in spring 2010 to include apparel and shoes. In 2009, Richie joined maternity store A Pea in the Pod to create the new collection maternity clothes in 2009. The line was then titled “Nicole” which had pieces that she would wear as an expectant mother. She expanded her fashion business with a women’s line called Winter Kate, her daughter’s two middle names in February 2010, . That collection was inspired by timeless prints and shapes, beautiful paisley and florals.

Richie won “Entrepreneur of the Year” for her House of Harlow 1960 brand at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in 2010. House of Harlow 1960 was also nominated in the category “Celebrity Fashion Line” at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards. It was then reported that Richie’s House of Harlow 1960 line has unveiled a 14-piece handbag collection in July 2011. The House of Harlow 1960 handbag collection will be available at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and It was announced that Richie would be one of the three mentors in NBC’s new reality show Fashion Star alongside Jessica Simpson in July 2011. She guided aspiring designers who hope to become the next big brand in fashion. Richie launched a collection for Macy’s Impulse line in September 2012, which was also sold in 100 Macy’s stores as well as online. In September 2012, her first fragrance, Nicole, was also launched.

Nicole Richie Height | How Tall Is Nicole Richie?

Nicole stands at a height of 1.55m.

Nicole Richie Weight

She weighs 112 pounds (51 kg).

Paris Hilton Nicole Richie | Paris Hilton And Nicole Richie

Reports surfaced in April 2005 that Richie and longtime friend Paris Hilton were no longer speaking. Paris commented: “It’s no big secret that Nicole and I are no longer friends. Nicole knows what she did, and that’s all I’m ever going to say about it.” Neither Nicole nor Paris spoke publicly about the cause of the split. The pair eventually reconciled in October 2006.

Nicole Richie Anorexia

Nicole was notably thinner compared to her previous appearance in the first two seasons of The Simple Life in early 2006. In May she told Vanity Fair, “I know I’m too thin right now, so I wouldn’t want any young girl looking at me and saying, ‘That’s what I want to look like.'” She also said, “I started seeing a nutritionist and a doctor. I was scared that it could be something more serious.”

During that time it was reported that she had also sought the help of a psychiatrist and also a personal trainer. Later that year, in September, she stated “I am not anorexic. I am not bulimic. I do not have an eating disorder.” It was announced that Richie was seeking treatment for “an inability to put on weight”, though it is not treatment for an eating disorder on October 27. 2006.

She was taken to the hospital for dehydration in March 2007. Nicole’s representatives announced she was diagnosed with hypoglycemia on March 21.

Nicole Richie Drugs | Nicole Richie Arrested | Nicole Richie Jail

Richie was arrested following a brawl in a New York City nightclub in October 2002. The charges were dropped.

When she was arrested in Malibu, California, for driving with a revoked license and possession of heroin on February 27, 2003, she checked herself into a rehabilitation center. Richie was sentenced to three years’ probation in August 2003.

She was arrested by the California Highway Patrol after she failed a field sobriety test on December 11, 2006. Richie was then charged with driving under the influence on State Route 134 in the Burbank/Glendale, California area.

Nicole admitted to using marijuana and the narcotic Vicodin before the incident. She was sentenced to four days in jail at the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, California on July 27, 2007. However, she only served about 82 minutes of the sentence and was released at 16:37 PDT on August 23, 2007. A spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department also told People magazine that Richie “was released early due to overcrowding in the jail system. This is standard procedure for nonviolent offenders.” After she spent 82 minutes in jail, Richie was “Of course pleasantly surprised to be released so quickly,” said her attorney.

Nicole enrolled in an 18-month anti-drinking driver education program, according to papers filed with the Superior Court of California. Her probation was extended on June 22 one year to March 2011 because she missed her anti-drinking driving class. However, her probation was terminated early on December 29, 2010, after her lawyer presented details to the judge that she had completed all terms of her probation.