Nicole Richie: Confidence is the Best Thing You Can Wear
BY Jeremy Kinser
March 28 2012 3:55 PM ET
Since you're raising them in L.A., how will you help them avoid some of the pitfalls of life in the spotlight?
Well, right now they’re not in the spotlight. Right now they are children and they do children things. Right now, just as a mother, I’m just doing everything I can to allow them to be children. That’s something that I can’t really speak on right now because I haven’t hit it yet. I don’t even know if it’s going to be an issue. I have a 17-year-old brother and a 13-year-old sister and my sister and I are best friends. She lives about 30 minutes outside of Los Angeles. She rides horses and is playing soccer. She is a very normal 13-year-old girl. I would just have to wait and see.
It’s been nearly a decade since many of us first discovered you on The Simple Life. Now you’re a strong woman with two children and you’re in charge of your career. In what other ways have changed in the past 10 years?
Well, it’s really hard to look back because I’m me and I don’t know if anybody could look at a decade of their life and pinpoint one moment. What I try and tell my children and also what I tell these designers on the show is that you should never hit a point in your life where you feel that you’ve just hit the jackpot and that you can just sit back and relax. Life is all about growing and learning and being open to criticism and learning from your mistakes, Mistakes can be a good thing if you’re learning from them and making positive changes. I think that you always have to be open to working on yourself and growing and evolving.
Are you and Paris still friends?
Yes. Yes, we’re friends. I see my friends as much as I can. All my friends and I are now well into our 30s and we’re working and we all have our own lives but I love to see my friends as much as I possibly can.
Any chance of a Simple Life reunion someday?
I don’t think so. I don’t know how that could be possible but, you know, never say never.
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