During the late teenage years and early twenties, Nicole Richie was known as a “bad girl” due to her DUI arrests, extensive drug abuse, eating disorder, and even daring outfits. However, the celebrity now becomes a successful TV star, fashion designer and author.
Nicole Richie and her husband Joel Madden have two kids, daughter Harlow and son Sparrow, before their wedding in December 2010 at Lionel Richie's Los Angeles estate.
Particularly, the couple has focused on charity work through their “The Richie Madden Children's Foundation.” They have also written blogs on the UNICEF website and encouraged people to help children in need.
To honor Nicole Richie’s 30th birthday, let take a look at the way she has become an elegant lady from a bad girl.
Childhood best friends, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, posed at Las Vegas’s Rio Hotel in November 2001
Richie attended the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. At the same year, she was captured in Malibu and charged with possession of heroin as driving without a license
Nicole Richie made headlines as wearing a sheer braless dress with a plunging neckline in September 2004
Richie looked much slim at an Emmys after party in L.A. in September 2005
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden started quietly dating at the end of 2006 and the couple announced her pregnancy nearly one year later
In July 2007, the designer was sentenced 82 minutes in jail with a visible baby bump, and was released quickly due to “overcrowding in the jail system,” according to a spokeswoman for the sheriff's department
In January 2008, Richie and Madden welcomed their first daughter, Harlow
The TV Personality looked stunning in a metallic gown at the Carousel of Hope Ball in L.A. in October 2008
In September 2009, the couple welcomed their second kid, Sparrow James Midnight Madden
In September 2010, Nicole Richie, 29, launched her second novel, “Princess”
Richie showed off one of her Winter Kate designs at a showcase in Florida in April 2011
At age 30, Nicole Richie is a fashion designer, model, and Hollywood comeback story. She is also a good mom of two adorable kids
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