Nicole Richie’s life is vastly different to what it was several years ago when she was travelling America with Paris Hilton, filming the Simple Life. The singer, who ended up in rehab, is now married to Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden and has two children, Harlow and Sparrow. Looking back at her wild days, Nicole admits she doesn’t regret a thing.
In an interview with Ocean Drive magazine, she said, “You have to remember that I was 20 years old. I don’t know anybody who can look back at who they were at 20 and say, ‘I’m the exact same person. I have fond memories of that time. I was doing a show with my best friend and we didn’t really have to do much. We were just being ourselves - and playing it up for the cameras.”
Speaking of her children, she said, “My daughter Harlow looks exactly like me, and she has Joel’s personality. She's very careful. She doesn’t make a move without fully thinking about what the consequences would be and what that means.
“Sparrow looks exactly like Joel and has my personality. He’s just wild. I’m in for the ride. He’s two, and we’ve had broken fingers, we’ve been to the hospital. You cannot take your eye off of him for a second.”
Of her husband, Nicole said, “He’s very family-oriented. He grew up with four brothers and sisters. When we met, I was definitely going through a difficult time with my family, and having him have such a strong foundation really opened the doors and brought both of our families together.'
Despite Nicole having settled down and starting to live the quieter life, Paris continues to party on – with celebrations for her 31st birthday lasting 11days… so far.