The series continued for a total of three seasons on Fox, in part due to Nicole Richie’s comedic, outspoken persona, which enchanted viewers worldwide.
When Nicole and Paris suffered a dispute that cast an icy pall over their friendship, the show was canceled by Fox, but a fourth and fifth season aired on E! Nicole is also a style icon, and has been the face of successful Jimmy Choo and Bongo Jeans advertising campaigns.
She graduated from Montclaire College Preparatory School before attending the University of Arizona, where she focused on studying Arts and Media before returning to California.
Richie and her best friend Paris Hilton gained fame and popularity for their reality series, The Simple Life, in which they spend a month living with a rural family in Altus, Arkansas.
Nicole can be very forceful when she doesn’t get her way." Joel, for his part, "doesn’t respond well to that.” For what it's worth, the last time they were seen out together was March 12, when the two joined Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz for dinner in L. The Madden brothers’ 36th birthday was the occasion, but just two days before, Richie was spotted house hunting without her wedding ring or husband.
In an interview with People magazine, Lane said that “Nicole wanted a beautiful, special ring and wanted to be intimately involved in the design.” The process took about a month from start to finish.
Richie has starred as one of the three mentors on NBC's Fashion Star.
In July 2014, Richie's reality show Candidly Nicole premiered on VH1.
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A Stunning 4 Carat Diamond Nicole Richie’s engagement ring, designed by celeb jeweler Neil Lane and featuring a stunning four-carat round brilliant-cut diamond at its center, is among the most coveted of all celebrity engagement rings.