Happy birthday Nicole Richie! Celebrate the star’s special day with photos of her through the years!
Nicole Richie rose to fame in 2003 when she and her friend, Paris Hilton starred in ‘The Simple Life.’ The show ran for five seasons but was canceled after a dispute between the girls. After the reality series ended, Nicole began acting, starring in films like Kids in America and American Dreams. She also wrote a semi-autobiographical novel, ‘The Truth About Diamonds,’ which landed on The New York Times Best-Seller List. She also has various fashion lines, and starred as a judge and mentor on NBC’s Fashion Star from 2012 to 2013.
Nicole is the daughter of Peter Michael Escovedo, a close friend of Lionel Richie. When she was three, Nicole’s parents could not financially provide for her, so she moved in with Brenda Harvey and Lionel; they adopted her when she was nine. Nicole married rocker Joel Madden in 2010, after four years of dating. They have two children; Harlow Winter Kate Madden and Sparrow James Midnight Madden. Scroll through the gallery above to see more pics of Nicole.