Nicole Richie's motherly metamorphosis
By M&C People May 7, 2008, 23:58 GMT
Vintage 2003 Nicole Richie - back in the crazy pre-anorexia days... © Lee Roth / RothStock / PR Photos
Once busted driving on the wrong side of the freeway jacked up on the goofballs, Nicole Richie has seen the light, and found motherhood a rewarding trade off for the fast life.
A little baby girl has changed the party girl's ways.
“Extra” was invited behind-the-scenes for a sneak peek of Nicole Richie and family posing for the June issue of Harper’s Bazaar. With the issue hitting newsstands May 20th and Mother’s Day right around the corner, Richie talked family and motherhood.
Baby Harlow was at the center of the glamorous shoot, which took place at grandpa Lionel Richie’s estate in Beverly Hills.
Richie declared, “Everything I do is for her [Harlow]. My whole life revolves around her and I absolutely love it.” As for whether or not Richie was ready to become a mother, she commented, “I was so excited from the minute I found out I was pregnant…and it’s been nothing but an amazing ride since.”
Richie tells “Extra” that she is the first in her circle of friends to have a baby. She elaborated, “I feel like my group of five to ten friends, they really love her, like she’s theirs…My friends never go outside for smoke breaks anymore, they don’t curse, they are definitely more demure. It’s actually been really interesting.”
As for how new dad and fiancé Joel Madden handles diaper duty, Richie admitted, “Joel actually changes more diapers than I do…It’s his time with her. He sings to her… He laughs with her, plays with her. It’s amazing.”
Richie revealed that her father, Lionel, hasn’t offered her any parenting advice, but that “he comes from a father standpoint. He gives Joel a lot of advice.”
Constantly hounded by the paparazzi, Richie is hopeful their prying lenses will leave her family alone. She declared, “It is scary. I don’t want that around her, I just don’t…It’s definitely the thing that makes me most nervous.”
Richie says, “I’m the luckiest girl alive right now. I have nothing to complain about.”
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