Quick Facts of Nicole Camille Escovedo

  • Full NameNicole Camille Escovedo
  • Net Worth$10 million
  • Date of Birth21 September, 1981
  • NicknameNicole Richie
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceBerkeley, California
  • Ethnicity American
  • Religion Christian
  • ProfessionTelevision personality, actress, socialite, author, model
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1996-present
  • Eye colour Hazel
  • Hair colour Brown
  • SpouseJoel Madden
  • Height1.55 m
  • Weight47 kg
  • Body Measurement34-24-32
  • EducationMontclair Preparatory school
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Facebook
  • Children2
  • Horoscope Virgo

Nicole Richie is an American television personality, fashion designer, author, socialite, and actress. She rose to fame as the adopted daughter of singer Lionel Richie. Moreover, she is famous for her role in the Fox reality television series The Simple Life with her best friend, Paris Hilton.

Some of her most popular works include the television series The Simple Life, Candidly Nicole, and Great News. She shares two children with her husband. So what is Nicole up to now? What about her married life, Kids and net worth?

Adopted Child

Nicole Richie was born Nicole Camille Escovedo on September 21, 1981, in Berkeley, California. Her biological parents are Peter Michael Escovedo, a Percussionist and musical director, and her mother, Karen Moss, a housewife. She has an aunt named Sheila E, a musician, author, and singer.

She was adopted at the age of nine.
Nicole with her adoptive dad Lionel Richie. Source: Pinterest

Although being born in the family of Escovedo, she changed her surname to Richie after her parents agreed to let her move in with singer Lionel Richie when she was three years old. The reason behind that was that her biological parents could not afford to provide her with a luxurious life. Nicole’s dad was a close friend of Lionel, so it became easy for her parents to decide.

Life after Adoption

Nicole started living with the Richie family and was officially adopted when she reached the age of nine in 1990. Lionel and his then-wife Brenda Richie publicly announced the adoption of Nicole to the media. However, after some years, her adoptive parents went through a bitter public split on August 9, 1993. Nicole started living with Lionel and his new wife, Diane Alexander. Nicole has two siblings from her adoptive father’s second marriage, a brother Miles Brockman and a sister Sofia Richie.

Her parents were close friends with Lionel Richie.
Nicole’s collage pic of her childhood and now. Source: PopSugar

Furthermore, Richie attended Montclair college Preparatory school in Los Angeles in 1999. Upon completing a college degree, the 31-year-old attended the University of Arizona, where she studied Arts and media at a Tucson-based University. At the University, Nicole studied alongside Khloe Kardashian’s sister Kourtney Kardashian and Luke Walton before dropping out after two years of study. Eventually, she returned to California after leaving the University.

Quincy Jones always loved Nicole.
Nicole with Quincy Jone’s daughter Sophia. Source: UPI

Moreover, Nicole is one lucky child when it comes to family members since she is the granddaughter of Marvin Davis’s daughter Nancy Davis, the mother of Brandon Davis. Likewise, Michael Jackson was her godfather and shared close relations with producer Quincy Jones.

Married Joel Madden

Nicole Richie married Joel Madden on December 11, 2010. He is the lead singer of the rock group Good Charlotte. The couple began dating in December 2006 and got engaged in February 2010. Ultimately they decided to exchange vows the same year in a star-studded ceremony in the presence of stars such as Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Kate Hudson, Matthew Perry, and James Franco. Likewise, Joel’s brother Benji and actress wife Cameron Diaz was also present at the wedding.

The couple is married for over 10 years.
Nicole with her husband, Joel Madden. Source: Mirror

Moreover, Nicole has been happily married to the singer for over ten years and wants to maintain the relationship for a long time. The couple is considered the ideal one by various tabloids. At one time, when she was asked about the secret to a happy marriage with Joel, she said in her own words:

“I don’t know [if there’s] a secret [to it], other than we love to laugh and have fun,”. “It’s nice doing the journey of life together. Doing it with somebody else that has the same goals as you is a really fun way to live.”

They live in Beverly hills home.
Nicole with Joel and two kids. Source: People

Additionally, they share two kids from their marriage. The love birds welcomed their first child, a daughter Harlow Winter Kate Madden, on January 11, 2008. Likewise, after a year, they welcomed their second child, a son named Sparrow James Midnight Madden, on September 9, 2009. Currently, the couple lives happily in their house in Los Angeles.

Affairs and Controversy

Before her marriage, Nicole dated Dj Adam Goldstein. The couple dated in 2003 and engaged in the same year 2003. Due to complications, they decided to separate in 2005. Similarly, her husband Joel dated actress Hilary Duff from July 2004 to November 2006.

They were engaged.
Nicole with ex-fiance Adam Goldstein. Source: Daily Mail

Also, Nicole became controversial after reports about her dispute with Paris Hilton surfaced in April 2005. After the disagreement, Hilton commented on their relationship, saying:

 “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”

However, the reason for their dispute is still a secret since both of them didn’t open up about it. Fortunately, they reconciled back in October 2006 and have remained friends until now.

They once had a dispute
Nicole with her best friend, Paris Hilton. Source: PopSugar UK

Likewise, Richie was arrested for a brawl in a nightclub in October 2002. Also, in 2003, she was arrested in Malibu, California, for driving with a revoked license and possessing heroin. In addition, the mother of two once again got into trouble in 2006 after she was arrested for entering the freeway on the exit ramp and traveling in the opposite traffic direction. Later she admitted to using Marijuana and narcotic Vicodin before the incident.

Net worth-$10 million

Nicole is a self-made millionaire with a net worth of $10 million, which she accumulated from her career as a television star, actress and model. She has appeared in over a dozen television shows such as Camping, Grace and Frankie, and American Dreams. She earned around $30,000 to $42,000 from a show, an average salary for a top television star.

The house is worth more than $6 million.
Nicole Richie Los Angeles house. Source: Daily Mail

Additionally, Nicole earned $1 million from People Magazine for selling the first photos of their daughter. Also, her husband holds a net worth of $20 million from his career as a singer, record producer, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Similarly, her adoptive father, singer Lionel Richie has a massive net worth of $200 million.

As of now, Nicole lives in Beverly Hills home worth $6.7 million. She and her husband bought the star-studded “Hidden Valley” community home in 2015.