Nicole Richie's smoking denial
Oct 31, 2007, 12:30 GMT
Nicole Richie - © Lee Roth / RothStock / PR Photos
Pregnant Nicole Richie has denied reports she is still smoking.
'The Simple Life' star - who is seven months into her pregnancy - has refuted claims she was recently seen smoking outside several New York restaurants.
Nicole, 26, fumed to US TV show 'Access Hollywood': "The healthy birth of my child is my number one priority.
"It's really very sad and hurtful that journalists don't believe in checking facts before writing false and unsubstantiated stories about my health and my pregnancy."
While the original report did not state the dates Nicole was allegedly spotted lighting up, the TV star insists she has not been in New York since September 5 during fashion week.
Nicole has just returned from a holiday in Australia and Thailand with her fiancé and father of her baby, Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden.
During the break, pregnant Nicole enjoyed sight seeing and swimming with dolphins.
She returned from Asia to Los Angeles on Friday (26.10.07).
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