1981 - Born as Nicole Camilla Escovedo on September 21st, Nicole Richie was initially raised by her father, Latin percussionist Peter Escovedo III.
1983 - Richie and Paris Hilton became best friends when both girls were two years old, attending The Buckley School, a private day care center.
1984 - At age 3, Escovedo allowed Nicole to move in with Lionel and his first wife; six years later he surrendered his paternal rights when the Richies formally adopted her.
1990 - Nicole Richie was adopted by Lionel Richie when she was nine years old.
2003 - Richie was arrested for possession of heroin, a felony, and driving with a suspended license, a misdemeanor. She posted a $10,000 bail, allowing her to continue appearing in "The Simple Life".
2004 - On a June interview, she proclaimed her virginity.
2005 - Appeared in the movie, "Kids in America".
2006 - Her publicist announced that Richie "has decided to undergo diagnostic treatment to determine why she's not been putting on weight." Days later Richie reportedly passed out in a Los Angeles nightclub.
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