Nicole Richie’s career is quite similar to Kim Kardashian. She became famous by sharing the screen with non-other than Paris Hilton. The two made an appearance together on the Reality TV series named ‘The Simple Life’ from 2003 to 2007.
Nicole and Paris Hilton’s Struggles
Nicole and Paris are childhood friends. The two did many odd jobs before finally becoming a big deal in Hollywood. They first made their appearance on the screen when they did a reality TV series named ‘The Simple Life.’ The show was done between 2003 to 2007. This show made them best friends and they started to do odd jobs for making ends meet. They first started by serving meals in fast-food restaurants. After that, they struggled with many odd jobs. The two friends finally made it.
But apart from being on TV, Nicole is also known for her problems with the law. She is mainly troubled because of her experiences with drugs. She said in an interview that she took matters into her own hand and since she was bored, she started to do drugs. Nicole’s experiments with many substances like Alcohol, Cocaine, and Heroin made her incredibly weak.
Nicole’s Troubles with the Law Enforcements
Nicole also has some problems with the law. She has been having these problems since she was young. In the year 2002, she was arrested for her unruly behavior at different nightclubs. After that, she was arrested in Malibu for possession of heroin and driving unlicensed vehicles. This was a major event in her life and it led to an addiction. She got tested for drugs and it was found positive. Nicole also drove under influence.
By this time in her life, almost everyone knew that Nicole was friends with Paris and she appeared on the TV show. Her addiction to drugs in addition to being the daughter of a famous father made her issue even larger. She is the daughter of the famous musician Lionel Richie.
What most people don’t realize is that Nicole is actually Lionel’s adopted daughter so, who are her real parents?
Who are Nicole Richie’s birth parents?
If the rumors are correct, Nicole’s mother is Karen Moss who used to work as a backstage assistant for Lionel. Her biological father is Michael Escovedo who was a member of Lionel’s band. He was also the brother of the musician Sheila E.
Why did Lionel Richie adopt Nicole?
Lionel and Nicole first met at a Prince Concert all the way back in 1983. Nicole was just 2 years old when Lionel first saw her. A 2-year-old Nicole was actually playing the Tambourine on stage and this fascinated Richie.
Since the parents were on the same tour as Richie, he was worried that a little kid of 2 years old won’t be able to go on a tour with her parents. So, Lionel told them to keep the child (Nicole) at his own house.
Brenda, who is Lionel’s wife took care of Nicole for 2 years and it was during this time that the parents realized that her biological parents were not doing that great.
The family situation was getting extremely worse for them. Lionel also said that he was determined to help out Nicole. He wanted her to feel at home as well. This eventually led to him assuming the position of her father and this is why Lionel ultimately adopted Nicole.
Did Nicole Richie reconnect with her birth parents?
After getting adopted by Lionel, Nicole considered the Richie family to be her actual family. She trusted them and they provided a really good life for her.
But she also has a good enough relationship with Karen Moss, her biological parent. She says that she forgives her actual parents and wants to make things better with them. Karen also got pregnant and when she did get pregnant, her issues with her parents gradually started to not matter as she became more understanding of her parents’ situation.