Photos: Nicole Richie’s Biological Father

: MediaTakeOut.com got its hands on some photos of Nicole Richie's biological father Peter Michael Escovedo. Nicole was adopted by Lionel Richie and his ex-wife, Brenda, when she was nine years old. She's lived with the Richie's since she was 3.

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sexy93
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! I see where she get her looks


blu1da
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ha none of u bitches is 1st this time


blu1da
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except sexy93


Totlpeace2
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I think if she hung out with him more, she'd be okay.


TRICE614
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DAMN THEY LOOK JUST A LIKE


ashantie80
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i can't believe that!! she's too white


ReeRee
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She definitely looks just like him.


meka2007
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Yeah They do look just alike. Shit it would be nice if she start eating. Pretty soon, She's gonna fly away.


techietee
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She looks just like her dad. She needs to stop trying to be something she is not. She needs to embrace her ethnicity. All the hair bleaching and not eating is not like us.


chelly04
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Her dad is sexy. I wonder why she was given up for adoption?...


Lovele1
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No need to say "Who's your daddy?"


miamiblack34
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I SAW A DOC ON ANOTHER SITE. HE WAS ONE OF THE BAND MEMBERS FROM THE COMADORS BACK IN THE DAY. LIONEL RICHIE MADE HIM AN OFFER FOR NICOLE. I GUESS HE COULDNT REFUSE HA HA


candy82
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I'm having a hard time believing that she is 75% african american... she got the MJ disease? or is she just naturally high yellow?... anywho, they do look just alike, but I'm wondering why he gave her up to begin with?


2hott
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NICOLE LOOKS JUST LIKE HER DADDY


strongblackwoman
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KPBMoney, what the hell you ranting about? Damn look like he reproduce by his damn self, what happen to her mother?



stefy7
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how do u know for sue that that is her father


standard
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She looks just like him, nose and everything. I think i heard somewhere the reason y he gave her up was he couldn't afford to raise her.


Daphine1
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I don't know MTO, I don't think her biological mother is African American. I'm no expert but it looks like both her parents were mixed if anything. I would think her skin would of had a little more color to it, if she had a African American mother and Latino and African American father. But hey it's holloywood who knows what she could of did to her skin. LOL


2cexee4u
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WOW! THERE'S NO DENYING THAT THEY'RE RELATED... I GUESS THE RICHIE'S MONEY AND LIFESTYLE LED HER TO BELIEVE THAT SHE'S WHITE...


Daphine1
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She dose look like him.


Danigirl1222
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Wow, so she has NO WHITE in her? Amazing! I thought she was part white somewhere in there.


Deeqt4u2c
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Wow! The resemblance is striking. She would look alright if she gained some weight and got cleaned up. What's crazy is I have never mention of what she was so I assumed she was the product of a coked-out white woman and an irresponsible Black man. I think, and I could be really wrong, that she's herself as a white chick.


bellefemme27
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"Nicole was Nicole Richie was adopted by" MTO ya'll need a new writer....anyway she does look like that guy if it is her biological dad...I also saw somewhere that her biological parents couldn't afford to raise her and Lionel and his wife was trying to have a baby around the same time.


missnellypoo
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OH SO SHE IS BLACK. HEYYYYYYYY GIRL. YOU BETTER START EMBRACING YOUR BLACK ROOTS AND EAT A HAM HOCK OR SOMETHIN! PUT SOME MEAT ON THOSE BONES!


yesyalling
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Surprisingly I've always heard her call herself Black, about maybe 3 times or so, once for sure on the first season of Simple Life, and then again on Tyra. But then again what else could she say when raised by two Black parents, without speculation anyway.


heytroy
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BET YOU ALL DIDNT KNOW THAT HER FATHER IS ALSO SHEILA'S E BROTHER SO NICOLE IS SHEILA E'S NEICE ANT THAT NOTHING!


Sicko
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hell naw Nicole aint f*ckin white she don't even claim white according to her Wikipedia Profile: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicole_Richie she has always claimed that she is "African American" anyway lookin at that photo hell yeah that is her daddy but for some reason Lionel Richie always denie that he is, I guess he just don't want her mother to look bad


gigi2007
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I HAVE TO COSIGN WITH CANDY82..IM HAVING A HARD TIME BELIEVING THAT SHES MOSTLY AFRICAN AMERICAN..HER DAD LOOKS FULL LATINO TO ME..AND FROM SHELIA E'S BIOGRAPHY IT SAYS HER PARENTS ARE BOTH LATINO..IM PUERTO RICAN AND I NEVER HEARD THAT SHELIA E WAS MIXED WITH BLACK EITHER..I SAW THE TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY ON NICOLE AND SHE ALWAYS HAD LIGHT SKIN WITH GREEN EYES AND DARK BLONDE HAIR SINCE SHE WAS BORN..SO HER MOM IS PROBABLY MIXED TOO..BECAUSE THE DAD DOES NOT HAVE ANY OF THOSE CAUCASIAN FEATURES..NICOLE DOES HAVE HER DADS FACE..IM STILL WONDERING IF THEY MADE A MISTAKE GIVING HER UP TO LIONEL, BECAUSE LORD KNOWS THAT WASNT A HAPPY HOME AND NOW THIS GIRL HAS SO MANY PROBLEMS..THE FATHER SAID HE GAVE HER UP BECAUSE HE AND THE MOM WERE POOR STRUGGLING MUSICIANS, BUT NICOLE HAS LIVED A LIFE OF RICHES AND AFFLUENCE AND ENDED UP ABUSING HEROIN, NOW SHES ANOREXIC AND GETTING ARRESTED FOR DUI..IT GOES TO SHOW YOU THAT MONEY ISNT EVERYTHING


PlayaRushous
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Dang, I wanna see what the mom looks like.. Damn... He seems to be doing okay with himself, guess he didn't wanna take care of his own daughter.. No good, low down, dead beat DAD.... LMAO!!!! But then again, maybe he was going through stuff...


mya07
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MTO! Try again !!@#$#%, her father is one of The Commodores like Lionel Richie said and her mother is Italian. She looks just like her mom, mixed kids don't come out looking like dad anyway.Her mom dropped her off and never came back, but now she's rich so it was a blessing. http://www.lmhappiness.blogspot.com



shortbody918
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OMG SHE LOOKS JUST LIKE HIM. dO YOU HAVE PICS OF THE MOM AS WELL


tinytexasdiamond
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I'M WITH U DANI..AS TRASHY AS SHE IS SHE HAS TO HAVE SOME WHITE IN HER....AND I DONT BELIEVE THAT HER MOM IS BLACK..NO F'N WAY!!


prettyboymodel
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actually she has said before that Peter Escovedo is not her biological father! also her father is not from the commodores, he was a drummer for lionel richie! i don't know what her biological father his, but i believe her mother is Afro-Latina!


texas_sweety
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Dang they look just alike. Do Nicole and her real father have a relationship? If not then why is it any of our concern on who is her biological father.


WomanOfACertainAge
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Lionel and Brenda sure gave her a priviledged lifestyle, but at the end of the day, all they raised was a boozing, anorexic snob who can't even take control of her own life! Maybe her biological dad couldn't afford that lifestyle but maybe she wouldn't have so many problems had she just grown up like regular people with a few bowls of steaming rice and beans to fatten her up!


QueenNisha
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spitting image


gigi2007
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I just read her biography and it says shes 1/2 white, 1/4 black and 1/4 Mexican..which means both parents are probably mixed..if Peter isnt her dad then I wonder why he is always named as the dad in the media..and whoever said Nicole was lucky now because she has money is wrong..that girl has been on drugs, gotten arrested and lives a very unstable life..plus she has said Lionel and his wife were very unhappy and fought constantly in front of her and that drove her to start drinking and using drugs at an early age..she may have a big bank account but look at her, shes miserable..it shows in her physical appearance and the way she behaves..homegirl acts nutty and says the dumbest things on camera, shes unstable


Hmm
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Her mum isn't black. Don't know where you got that from.


LaDYm227
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"Thats hot", lol


MIZZDETROIT
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When are you dumb a$$es going to learn the African Americans come in all shades from looking white to blue/black.


email2michael
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Nicole is NOT claiming ANY part of her blackness. I'm sure in forms she fills out she either picks Caucasian or "Other".


JU
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She was thick on the first Simple Life. Stop the cocaine abuse


Deltasky
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I see it now..yeah she's got some BLACK in her. Could be the reason why sista girl is going through her IDENTITY CRISIS with the eating disorder drugs and booze...she does'nt really KNOW who she is.


koppertone
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Black people why be so ignorant when it comes to color or complexion. Her dad is Sheila E's biological brother. Nicole's mom could've been African American or Black whatever you wanna classify us as she could've been high yellow herself....you know you never know what you're going to get in people of color families you can be 2 dark skin blacks and get a light skin baby...it's called a gene pool people you can have light skin great great grand parent and your children come out with that...get educated people and WHY DOES IT MATTER???? Back in the day mixed or not mixed YOU WERE JUST BLACK...You were in the fields or in the house slaving whether you were mixed with white or not...all of us latinos, indians, asians, blacks, and "MIXED blacks all the same WAKE UP AND STOP THE SEPARATION OF OUR PEOPLE


standard
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Honestly we all r mixed, the white man raped our ancestors, none of us r just black, we're all mixed. I remember seeing pictures of her as a little girl and to me she looked mixed. Now look at her, money isn't everything. People say oh u wish u had money like 50 and honestly no i don't. More money more problems is a true statement. Look at the coach for Indianapolis Colts, Tony dungy's son committed sucide at like 21-22yrs old. Now what could've possible caused this young man to commit sucide, kinda makes u wonder.



daddysgrl001
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Yea yea yea all of yal are wrong, I've been a faithful reader for a few months and I know Nicole's mom personally. Nicole looks DEAD ON her biological MOM. No her bio parents were doing their thing and the adoption thing was not as sweet and smooth and they make it seem. Her Mom is BLACK, and her Pops is part black too. Black folks can have green eyes and light skin. You don't have to be Puerto Rican. Like I said I know the birth parents personally, maybe the real story will come out one day.


bebeishot
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I know she does say she is black she was raised by black parents and her biological parents are black. You cant really turn who is black these days, i know when ppl see my mom they ask me if she is my step mom coz we look nothing alike, she is "spanish looking" and im your average black girl..so you cant really tell


strongblackwoman
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standard cosign with that, money do bring more problems, trust that.... and all these rich young celebs like paris and lindsay have some really serious issues, so I doubt she is lucky cuz she has money, I wouldn't trade my current life (except for my debt they can have that lol) for theirs, especially not this chick...


voodoolady
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their last name is actually "ESPOSITO" and she is in fact, sheila e's niece...both her mom and dad were a part of lionels band and were on drugs...nicole bounced around on the road with them until lionel and brenda adopted her to give her a home b/c brenda could not conceive...she is latina, black and white-not sure of the %...


bebeishot
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oooo @ daddysgrl1001 please do tell :)


PinkTequila
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All of ya'll need to quit talking about that girl not embracing her "blackness". READ FIRST. This was taken from her excerpt on Wikipedia: Nicole Richie was born "Nicole Camille Escovedo" in Berkeley, California.[1] According to an April 2006 Tatler magazine interview with Richie, her biological father was a drummer who worked with Lionel Richie; her biological mother was a backstage assistant for Lionel. It is rumored that her biological father is musician Pete Escovedo (brother of musician Sheila E.),[2] but Richie denied this in a November 2005 interview with Jane magazine. When Nicole was two, Lionel and his wife Brenda Harvey-Richie informally adopted her and raised her as their daughter. When she was nine, they went through the legal formalities of the adoption; she still speaks with her biological mother. Richie says of her heritage that she is a "mix of everything", and self-identifies as African American. Her godfathers are Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones. And have any of you hung around her to know that she doesn't "act black"? I personally feel sorry for her. Her parents gave her up and she still talks to them. The poor girl might be confused. Anyways, I'm gonna have to disagree with a lot of ya'll on this one.


samdenmark
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i'll pass on nicole bunchbiscuits.com


niteowl
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Now we know why she looks like a frog!!


MsStarStatus82
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U know what kills me about this chick is she doesn't even try to acknowledge the fact that she's hispanic and black! To add insult to injury her adoptive parents are both black but I guess she was too busy running around with P. Hilton and puttin all these blonde extensions in her hair to realize her and Paris didn't have the same her or background for that matter. Most people were shocked when they learned she wasn't white, I knew before MTO put this story out there about her nationality and it's a shame she doesn't embrace it. But come to think of it, Im of the same mixture and our culture really doesn't wanna do that much embracing with her n e ways. So keep doing what u don't N. Richie, maybe the whites want u since u want them so damn bad.


luscious_vanilla
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@ashantie80, the reason she looks more white is b/c of her blonde hair. Other than that, she looks just like her dad. When she was a little girl, she looked like a mixed child with her curly/kinky dark brown hair. You can still tell now days that she has kinky hair when the paparrazi's catch her on a bad day. All the expensive blonde dye and weaves apparently can't cover up her natural texture.


RemyMa
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How can she deny that's her biological father,just because Lionel Richie put that sh!t in her head don't mean anything.That's probably is why she acts like that all these people are telling her different things about who's her parents,she doesn't know what to believe!!Even in the first picture of him she always makes that face.Poor girl i'm mixed and i don't even know what to identify myself with race wise but her damn latino,black and white - no wonder the girl is a train wreck and living around all those white valley girls.Sh!t all they have to do is go on Maury Povich he'll find out who her daddy is!!LMAO


cosmicgirl
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This is no secret,...lionel adopted her from him....


getalife4real
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On the tyra show Nicole said she was black. It really trips me out when black people (my race) are shocked when another black person is real fair ( light skinned). SMH.........I have a very fair skin mother and I'm brown, but it was never made an issue.


DRiPPiNLiKWaTeR
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WOW I DIDNT KNOW SHE WAS BLACK AND HISPANIC.....SERIOUSLY I ALWAYS THOUGHT SHE WAS BIOLOGICALLY WHITE....


luscious_vanilla
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Also, for those who find it hard to believe she's 75% black, you have to realize that when mixing races, (((ANY))) color combination and facial features can turn up. Most people assume that mixed children still look somewhat black b/c of brown skin and/or black facial features. But this can be far from true as some of the children do in fact can come out looking more white. Mixed children either look 100% black, Part black, or completely white altogether. It's an array of possibilities. One of my mixed friends is a result of this. She has a lightskinned mother and a white dad, she came out with dark redish-brown hair, green eyes, very lightskinned, and white facial features. Most people don't even know she's half black unless she tells them or they meet her parents. They usually assume she's another race altogether.



sxcarmal
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@voodoolady. Thanks for confirming that she is Sheila E's niece. A lot of people over the years use to argur with me when I told them that.lol


SexyKimmie
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Yeah she does look like him. Even with all the weaves, and hair bleach it's too obvious when she stands next to whitey paris hilton that she's not really white.


hotdolly
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they do look alike but i'm not sure if he's her father cause would have more color, maybe they're just related.


Lockstress
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Yeah he's cute but he needs to step up and man up and regulate his crazy a** daughter! Is he coming back to pick her up??? Cause she damn sure is causing drama for Lyonel and his ex-wife! BEAT HER!


virgo8308323
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some of yall are just so close-minded.must be alot of southern black folk in here. im mixed puerto rican and black mom puerto rican dad is black.lookin at me you'd think im just a black boy wit an s-curl....(well some not all cause alot of spanish people for some reason can see it in me)its all about gentics and which parents genes are stronger.i know people who are mixed and have brother san sisters one look like she all white while her brother look like he all black and then thiers the others who fall inbetween the "mixed" look i guess.in nicoles case iyts obvious her white genes were stronger than her black!!!now if she started acting all black then people will start say oh she wanna be black and she such a wigga etc etc..... u just cant win these days wit folks c'mon people think outside those ignant boxes


od26
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So, Nicole Richie, is actually black, what a shame. Self hate is sad, but oh well we don't want her drug addict slut azz bringing the race down anyway, so keep lying about yourself. Thats probably why she does so many drugs, she hates herself.


bmo4rmatl
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Damn, Nicole's mother is African American and her dad is latino and african american and she still cam out looking like that!!! Wow, genetics sure is wrong, so she's not caucasian at all, sure had me fooled. But believe it or not, I like Nicole she speaks very well and she seems intelligent. Seeing her on the Tyra show and hearing her speak about herself and other things gave me a totally different opinion about her. GO NICOLE!!!! and get eat something


DreDog
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MTO got it right dis time..that IS her Dad. Lionel Ritchie adopted her when her parents weren't able to take care of her anymore.


lilessence03
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wow! that's crazy how much they look alike. i thought she was dirt poor b4 she was adopted tho. dunno i guess maybe her father was... myspace.com/lilessence03


msshawty31
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wait a minute, her father is part latino/african american, and her mother is african american???? where did the caucasian look come in?


TheRealOne
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Lionel adopted her from her dad(sheila e's brother) because she was always on the road traveling with the band and he(lionel) thought she needed a stable home environment. so he and brenda adopted her. this is no secret. this is part of his documentary.


doingit_well
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Yeah I can see that being her father. But her mother being black is another story.


CreoleGirl
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She has never claimed to be white. She always says she is black, whenever she is asked about her race. She is light, her face looks like a black girl to me. She does need to lay off the hair bleach though. This whole black girls passing for white is soooooo plantation days


zphib1992
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Sorry to disappoint, but the only thing that has changed about Nicole is her hair color. She is much more pale now than when she was younger, but that can be due to her drug usage and eating disorder. WE are so quick to pass judgement on this young lady when she has had an emotionally turbulent life. Materially she has been taken care of, however, psychologically she had to endure her biological parents giving her up for adoption, her adoptive father's cheating, her adoptive mother kicking his azz, then they divorced, he remarried had a kid, and then they got divorced. Her and Paris went to high school together and because Nicky Hilton did not want to do the Simple Life, the producers approached Paris's BFF, so do as I did,--research the history.


mamaluv
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i cant believe nicole is related to sheena easton! she is her aunt, why didnt she help with the kid?



ReggieBush87
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WOW I DIDN'T KNOW THAT AT ALL BUT THEY LOOK A LOT ALIKE


y2kdiva3
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Can u find a pic of Mom??????????????????????


drburke
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You can see the family resemblence. Peter, Nicole and Sheila E. He's sexy.


beyoncelove2009
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Nicole is ugly!


xandra
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I don't think Brenda is her mom .. When Nicole was two, Lionel and his wife Brenda Harvey-Richie informally adopted her and raised her as their daughter. When she was nine, they went through the legal formalities of the adoption; she still speaks with her biological mother


MediaWoman
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@xandra: Of course Brenda isn't her mom, they ADOPTED her from her real parents. @ashantie80: And Nicole Richie isn't too white. She's obviously mixed. She just doesn't look quite white. @KPBKENY: Well, knowing proper English is about something. You should try to learn it. But is he really her father? I thought she denied this in a interview with Jane magazine. And her mother was supposed to be from the Dominican Republic and I even heard she was from Alabama. So, somebody is lying. But whatever.


Drmdl
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DAMN! I thought she be white like Paris.


gigi2007
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she claims to be black when it suits her..she was claiming to be black on the Tyra show because Tyra is black and her audience is more urban..she probably thought it would sound more cool so now all the sudden she wants to be down..if she was on the Ellen show, she would probably tell Ellen she considers herself mixed so she wont turn the white viewers off..shes an attention whore, she will say whatever it takes to get people to watch her lame ass show..how the hell can she be best friends with paris hilton, who has ridiculed blacks publicly in the past? plus, Nicole has to say shes black because she was raised by two black people..she has said that she considers Lionel and Brenda her "real parents" do deny being black is a slap in the face to them..but trust me, growing up with those rich white kids in Beverly Hills, she did not want to flaunt her blackness..that chick makes sure her hair stays permed stick straight and makes sure she colors it bright blond to hide any trace of her ethnicity..I believe shes Spanish, White and Black..everytime someone is mixed with Black people want to start saying the person is just Black..like Mariah Carey..people keep labeling her black eventhough her mom is full white and her dad is from Venezuela, but looks black..people try to categorize Tiger Woods as black because hes dark skinned when clearly, he is mixed..people have to stop with that..you cant lump everyone into categories being mixed with black doesnt automatically make you black..being mixed with white doesnt make you white..people should embrace all sides


TheGreatDame
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That meth and oxycotton is eating her alive, mama needs some soul food or an angus burger from Carls Jr, damn!!!..I wanna see how she looks at 140 pounds without the perm highlights...


Twinkle
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Why are ppl so caught up with what race the girl is? The point is, she is a human just like everyone else. And she clearly has serious emotional issues, and all anyone seems to be caught up with is the girl's ethenicity, which she did not choose.


NitaP
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I DONT KNOW HOW TRUE THIS IS BUT THAT'S Sheila E's BROTHER.................AND YALL PLEASE STOP WIT THE DUMB AZZ 'FIRST!' COMMENTS. WHO GIVES A RATS AZZ


CreoleGirl
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gigi2007.... Everyone ... Nicole Richie IS black she has a mixed father and a black mother. All you have to do is do your research. I am mixed too and the bottom line is when people find out youre mixed.. youre looked at as black. Its not about denying what you are, but in the real world when you are black even if its half you a considered black. and whats wrong with that?! Not a DA#$ thing!


NitaP
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ALL THAT 'FIRST!' MESS IS JUST PLAIN STUPID....MUST BE THE WORK OF MIDDLE SCHOOL KIDS. I HOPE NO ADULTS ARE ACTING THIS WAY.


jane
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THIS GIRL IS CONFUSED... SHE DOES HAVE AN IDENITIE SHE LACKS MORAL, SHE CANT HELP BUT BE MESSED UP LIONEL AND HIS WIFE, ABUSED HER BY FIGHTING ALL THE TIME SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER OFF BEING RAISED BY A WHITE COUPLE IF A BLACK COUPLE COULD HAVE PUTT HER IN TOUCH WITH HER HERITAGE.. AND LIONEL COMES FROM ALABAMA, WHERE RACISM LIVED..IN THE 70S DAM.. I BET SHE PLAYED WITH WHITE DOLLS INSTEAD OF BLACK ONES..I BET PARIS HILTON WAS HER ROLL MODEL FRIEND..YOU SEE HOW CLOSE THEY ARE THEY BOTH ACT LIKE BRATTS...ALL THAT BLEACH IN HER HAIR MUST HAVE ATE UP HER REALITY CELLS LIONEL GETS ON OPRAH , WANTING SOMEONE TO FEEL SORRY FOR HIM AND NICHOL..CAUSE HE DUMPED HIS BLACK WIFE FOR A WHITE ONE::???? HELLO????????? WHAT KIND OF MESSAGE DO YOU THINK THAT SENT TO NICHOLE , WHO WAS ALREADY STRUGGLIN WITH HER SELF, HE IS A UGLY FACE(PLASTIC SURGERY) FOOL....AND I WISH BRENDA RICHIE WOULD COME OUT WITH A BOOK AND TELL, WHAT REALLY HAPPEN..IT WOULD BE A TOP SELLOR...SHE MIGHT HAVE BEEN PAYED ALREADY NOT TOO... CAUSE SHE KNOWS THE ANSWER TO ALL THESE QUESTIONS SURROUNDING LITTLE TEENY WEEENY NICHOL...


shonene2100
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DAMN I DO SEE THE RESEMBLANCE BUT MAYBE HE CAN HELP HER OUT CUZ SHE HAS FALLIN OFF TO THE POINT OF NO RETURN



rnbsinger
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DAMN SHE DOES LOOK LIKE HIM THAT SHIT IS CRAZY MYSPACE.COM/RNBSINGER


candiceandchrisbrown
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it is a shame that nicole has many problems from the result of being abandon at an young age. of course the riches love her but, to know that your real parents are still living and to know that their living a good life has to hurt like hell. Why wouldn't they want her? how could they give their child way and not be apart of her life. 9 years old is a long time of bonding. if they were to give her away it would of been better if she was a baby. all the money in the world cannot replace rejection. they look alot a like. that's bad when you have to love yourself and despise the person you see in the mirror. damn!


bew-t
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I knew this was her father, but I think her mother is white.


SoThenISaid
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I've never heard Nicole deny she is black. It seems she's always said it, and not with her head down while doing it. Now, the thing I can't stand about her is that she hangs out with that retarded jailbird, Paris, who freely uses the n word and other slurs. Nicole shoulda represented and kicked her ass and outed her. Then I'd respect her. Maybe.


keely-jai
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wow! her mom musta been hella mad at her dad when she was pregnant! they are identical!!! wonder what her mom looks like...


arcane
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I love the bitch. And by the way when people ask her her race, she ALWAYS says black. But like very few of us, she doesn't feel the need to announce it ever 5 minutes. So offensive[pick up on the scarcasm].


ChronicKandy
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Somebody get that girl a plate of porkchops and gravy with some collard greens and yams on the side.


GA28
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Ya'll are making some very ignorant comments about race, either ya'll are really dark skinned blacks and have no light skinned people in your family or you aren't black at all and don't know anything about black people, there are light skinned black people out there, i am black and most people on my mom's side of the family are light skinned, some lighter than nicole richie, my brother is very light, our mom is light skinned like Jasmine Guy's color or maybe a little lighter than say Vanessa Williams, my mom is pure black and my brother and i have different fathers, his father is blonde and blue eyed but BLACK, not even mixed, just light skinned, my brother is about the same color, maybe a little darker than Nicole but as a kid he was her color or lighter with the same hair texture, he looks sorta like Derek Jeter and he is PURE black, not mixed, he has some white and native american from his great grandparent or great great great grand parent or whatever, but all black people do, and both his parents are BLACK, also whoever said that Peter can't be black because he looks hispanic is ignorant, most hispanics are black, there's no difference between most hispanics and a light skinned black person, hipsanics just dont want to accept that someone that looks like Peter is black because then they'd have to accept that they are black as well, especially Puerto Ricans, Cubans and Dominicans, they have basically the same racial mix as blacks because all blacks have native american and white ancestry too, anyway i looked on Wikipedia and it says that Sheila E. is BLACK, Creole which is basically black far as i am concerned, and Mexican, so therefore Peter is the same which makes him black, and i am sure Nicole's mom is probably black too, a light skinned black but still black, also i read online that Sheila E. used to be a drummer for Lionel Richie and Sheila E. is very close with her family and they usually perform with the same artists so if she toured with lionel then it is highly likely that Peter did as well, so i believe Peter is her father and if Nicole ever denied it in an interview then that is probably because they dont get along because she feels he abandoned her, he probably left her mom and then her mom had to give her away, so she is pissed at him and doesnt want to claim him as her father, but Nicole has told the media when asked point blank that she is not an anorexic cokehead so she has been known to lie


divamarie
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I just want her to EAT!


fiddy
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@divamarie,YOU'RE FUNNY, CAUSE I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING.IT DONT MATTER WHERE SHE CAME FROM WHAT COLOR IS OR WAS.THE SAD THING IS THIS B/I/T/C/H WAS BORN WITH "TWO SILVER SPOONS"AND ONE "PLATIUM FORK"SHE NEEDS TO USE THEM,AND QUICK!


Dark-n-Lovely
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Two Words....She's White!!!


strongblackwoman
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"light skin black people" lol at that comment, light or dark you are black regardless... sorry GA28 I find it hard to believe your bro father is light skin and not white with blonde hair and blue eyes, blue eyes i can believe but blonde hair? is he albino? and no one is pure black we all are mixed with something trust.... either African or carribbean etc. and GA28 haven't you heard? Wikepedia isn't a reliabel source, its not even used for sources for term papers in college, lol... I wasn't sure what point you were making but in reference to your statement: "Ya'll are making some very ignorant comments about race, either ya'll are really dark skinned blacks and have no light skinned people in your family or you aren't black at all and don't know anything about black people, there are light skinned black people out there..." I don't think anyone thinks like this and that comment alone sounds really stupid... the people on this post were only saying they thought her mother was white and not black because her features look white, to me personally she look hispanic, but that is what people were stating I doubt anyone stated there weren't light skin black people, lol...


Channel
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ALWAYS KNEW SHE WAS MIXED IN THERE,HOW DID SHE GET SO WHITE? AT LEAST SHE DOESN'T DENY HER BLACK ROOTS.


prettylatina
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I had to respond to the ignorant sh*t posted on this site by some of you ignorant mofos!! I want to know when the f*ck did you see or hear an interview with Nicole Ritchie and she has said she is NOT black!! She has never said that! Ya'll some stupid motherf&ckers. First off, she doesnt have to announce to the world she is black or is part black, everyone knows it. WTF? You want this girl to be like "hi Im Nicole Richie and Im black" ya'll so damn stupid! And for all you ignorant aholes saying she doesnt look or act black, please tell me what the f*ck is "acting" black???? OOH let me guess, she doesnt speak in double negatives,she doesnt say every ignorant slang known to man and speaks proper English and has white friends...So that makes her a sell out to some of you high school drop outs? Hispanics and black americans come in all complexions! And yes there are full blacks that have blonde hair, and blue eyes. Im so sick of the bullsh*t some of you non educated, pea brains post on this site. Go to the public library(half of you idiots wouldnt know where on is) and EDUCATE yourself!! The girl was raised in BEVERLY HILLS, ofcourse she is going to speak proper and have mostly white friends, thats the majority of people living in that area. Some of you make me sick to my stomach. Its 2007 and there are still backward thinking people in this world. Trust me, you would never make it up north or corporate america!


Mischa9000
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Read http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1421588/bio



Teena
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Has anyone ever seen Lionel Richie's kids by his second wife, those kids look all the way white, not a hint of black. Lionel is all black look at all of his pictures in the 70's and early 80's. People can come out any color


gigi2007
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LMAO..GA28..are you f*ckin kidding me? your dad is black but he has blond hair and blue eyes? come on now..stop the madness..those are not african features..those are anglo/caucasian features so hes lying to you if hes telling you hes not mixed..that is the most ridiculous thing I have read on here so far..either that or your dad was adopted..yes there are people with blond hair and blue eyes that classify themselves as black, but they are mixed..they just identify thiemselves as a black person..to the people who are saying its possible, I want to see your credentials..are you a doctor of genetics? until you can prove, scientifically, that its possible for a black person to have blond hair and blue eyes and NOT be mixed, dont come in here telling us we're ignorant..I know black people come in all shades and blah blah blah, but they are MIXED..youre fooling yourselves if you think they can be of pure african descent..and Wikipedia is NOT a reliable source of info..its written by the people..not by any professionals who have done research


everybodyluvsMJ
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HOLD ON THERE SKIPPY @gigi2007 why would u say it's not possible for a person who has two black (not mixed) parents to come out with blond hair and blue eyes? My daughter has blond hair (maybe not paris hilton blond, but still) and her eyes started off blue but now are more green than anything else...As a matter of fact, alot of people tell us she looks like a "lil nicole richie". Not that I am proud of that, because I don't think she looks like her at all, I just said that to give you an idea of what she looks like. I don't know why she came out like that....I am black..Not mixed, not spanish or anything..My hair is nappy as all get out, and her father is black too. Not mixed...I have brown eyes and dirty brown hair..Her dad has green eyes and a nicer grade of hair, but not blond either....So I have seen it happen I know it's possible.


beegirl
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What I find incredibly amusing, is that MTO has taken a very old story and "broke it" as new. I knew about this before Simple Life even aired, in fact...when she made an appearance on "The Wayne Brady Talk Show", her bio Dad was the band leader. It was kinda weird because she didnt acknowledge him or anything, that I remember. Wayne, to the best of my memory didnt bring it up either. Anyway, I always thought she looked latina, and very much like her Tia, Miz Sheila E.


mscreative1
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wow, she look like her dad www.myspace.com/mscreative101


focus
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Some of you may be too young to fully understand Nicole's story and parentage. That man is her father. No doubt about it. I remember back in the '80s when they ran several stories about Nicole and the Richies and she was young then. Her mother and some of her family came out in the tabs saying the Richie's were trying to take her baby away because she was poor. She's a white Hispanic too. Nicole looks the way she does because both of her parents are Hispanic. The blond hair makes her appear paler. On TV, Nicole said she's now in contact with her biological mother but for some reason she refuses to acknowledge this man. Perhaps she found out something about him and why he didn't support her mother. And could someone please tell me what American is "pure" black unless they immigrated directly here from Africa? We must learn genetics my people. Nicole's is a sad story I think. People may think she was "rescued" by the Richies but that is far from it. She gave an interview to a magazine and said she loves the Richies as her parents. However, when Brenda caught Lionel cheating with the woman who ended up being his second wife, she was so depressed she didn't get out of bed for months at a time. This went on for quite a while so Nicole said she raised herself for many years. That's why the child ended up being a heroin addict as a teen. Oprah asked Lionel where he was and he said he was either touring or not being a parent. Oprah told him that as a father he had to "own" the mistakes he made with Nicole and he did on her show. What appears great on the outside is sometimes miserable inside. That's why she's part of that "Paris Hilton" crowd.


focus
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Nicole's grandfather is of Mexican, African American and Creole heritage so that may be why she has mentioned bing black in some rare interviews. Ok, that's her grandfather's heritage plus her grandmother's Hispanic and her mother so homegirl is primarily Hispanic. People self-identify with the ethnicity they choose. No one can pick an ethnic group for anyone. I know she wants to identify with the Richie's too because they adopted her.


gigi2007
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Focus, thats what I was trying to say before..no one is PURE anything..so the people who were saying that their fathers and kids are pure black but have blonde hair and blue eyes are dead wrong..they just dont know their family history..that happens..hell, I didnt know my great grandfather was half german until I was 27 years old..which is why my grandpa and mom have green eyes..but we identify ourselves as latino..but we are mixed


bew-t
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I know I'm mixed myself - my dad is caucasian and my mom is black...but I just think eventhought that's her father, her mom is probably white, b/c look at him - he has black hair and eyes - she has green eyes and light hair - come on now - it's now rocket science. WHO CARES ANYWAY?????


PlzFallBack
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There is no way to look Latino seeing as though it is not a race .......... Nicole's dad Latino side probably isn't afro but um gigi saying no one is PURE anything is a PURE LIE. There are plenty of unmixed black people in the world. Nicole could very well be a good 75% black and look how she does........... a friend of mine is str8 up latino but she is a white complected White Cuban and her kid's dad is as dark as Djimon Hansou, he's actually a bit darker and her son's are my complexion and i'm like Sanaa Lathan's color BUT her daughter who is by the same dad is only a half a shade darker thab her mom, you never know how a child is going to come out if they are mixed or have a kind of significant amount of european blood in them. And gigi you might want to get a little african history going because I've seen pure black Africans that were lightskinned and had light eyes and blonde hair....some were Albino and some weren't.


PlzFallBack
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bew-t you care enough obviously. Lol I wonder why people who post actually do post even just to say who cares? You know who cares? YOU!


donnya
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Da hell does it matter? Her genetic make-up, at the end of the day...is what it is, and makes HER...not YOU


PrettyBoi
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Damn, Papi chulo lookin kinda good w/ his sexy self! Oh so Nicole Ritchie is really an Escavedo??? Dayum. Theres a bunch of them here where i live, they cool.


GA28
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@ gigi2007, you are very ignorant, first of all i never said my father had blonde hair and blue eyes, i said my brother's father has blonde hair and blue eyes, first of all, as i mentioned earlier but i guess you were too ignorant to read, i said all black people in the United States for the most part have some white and native ancestry, i think it is is rare for any black person to have none, being black african, white and native all mixed together is what makes a black person, just the same as being black african, white and native is what makes a hispanic person, being mixed means you have one white parent that is pure white and one black parent, my brother's father does not have a white parent so therefore he is not mixed, obviously there is some white and native american ancestry down the line somewhere but every black person has that, if you claim that having some white and native ancestry makes you mixed then every black person is mixed, for example Halle Berry is "MIXED" but there are plenty of blacks with two black parents that are way whiter than Halle Berry, Halle is not considered mixed because of what she looks like, she is considered mixed because her mother is white, so even though someone else can have two black parents and look whiter than Halle, they are still not defined as "mixed" if they have two black parents, obviously they have some white ancestry somewhere in their makeup or native ancestry if they appear whiter than Halle but no matter how dark or black appearing Halle is she will be defined as mixed because her mom is white and the other black person that may be lighter won't be defined as mixed if both of their parents are black, anyway my brother's father is BLACK, he doesnt have any white or native parentage, he obviously has some white ancestry down the line which i already mentioned, but he is black, both his parents are black, and he does have blonde hair and blue eyes, also as i stated, my mom is light skinned and almost everyone on my mom's side is light skinned and they are black, some black families are light skinned, obviously the great great great grandparent or whoever may have been white or mixed, but if i am not white and my mom is not white and my grandmother and grandfather is not white then i am not mixed just because i have a great great great parent that wasnt black and the same with my brother, if you want to say he is mixed because his great grandfather or whoever may have been white then you have to define every black person as mixed cause all of us have a white or native great great grandparent unless you are really really dark skinned


V8SPLASH
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you can read check out the story of Lionel on vh1 docs I saw it and it said that he is her father and sheila is her aunt . Both of my parents and brothers and sisters are dark skin and i came out look mixed (really light) And i didnt even know that people thought so much about color(black people) not until i got older now my family lets me know just how light i am i was color blind bc all my peeps had darker skin I just knew i looked like a lighter version of my mom and sisters but my dads dad was part cherokee Indian and none of his sisters look like it Lord knows why i came out this colrbut SAY IT LOUD IM BLACK AND IM PROUD



MONIQUEP
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SHE LOOKS JUST LIKE HIM WOW. I AGREE WITH SOME PEOPLE ON HERE THAT SAID NICOLE NEVER DENIED BEING BLACK, BECAUSE SHE HAS NEVER DENIED IT AS FAR AS I KNOW. SHE'S A YOUNG GIRL WITH A LOT OF PROBLEMS BUT HOPEFULLY SHE'LL FIGURE THINGS OUT AND FIX HER LIFE UP AND GET ON THE RIGHT TRACK. MYSPACE.COM/POODIE_N_ILLA


chinababbi
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WOW!!! so she's sheila e's neice


Desii11
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She look just like her daddy forreals Gon Nicole shes sooooo cute *Myspace.com/desireevm*


jsime
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Nicole admitted she is "NOT" black. Her father is Mexican and her mother is Mexican. Nicoles drivers license in 2003 said she was "White" after she became a celebrity she decided to get closer to Blacks because everyone assumed she was half Black. Lionel and Brenda adopted her at age nine. she started living with them at age four. Nicole admitted on Tyra in January 2007 that she considers herself "Black" because she was confronted with using "White" all her life. Nicole has no "Black" in her. She goes by "Black" because she was adopted by Black people.


MercyMe
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My grandmother told me she was Sheila E.'s niece years ago. No secret here.


RedBeanzNRice
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You're ALL wrong, jsime. Everybody knows she's an Escovito. They are PUERTO RICAN. Not Mexican. Get your facts straight.


EarthWindFire82
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Wow, they look just alike.


britt86
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I believe she could 75% black, we come in all different shades. Everyone in my family comes out in different shades. My mom is high yellow, her mom was very dark and her dad was cherokee. My lil sis is high yellow and my mom is half black and my dad is completely black. so its really just the luck of the draw. Plus when Nicole was a little chubbier she looked more tanned and more 'ethnic'.


angelmarie
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@britt86 Thank you; I dont know why some people think the girl has to be a certain color in order to appear mixed. We need to stop with this colorism mess. We do come in all shades and she is no exception. Hell, I even remember when people were saying that Solange had slept around because he baby had blonde hair and blue eyes and was lighter than Tina! When did looking at someone's color determine how much Black or whatever they have in them? Her color doesnt determine her genetic makeup. Damn


bnm2007
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HAHAHAHAHA!THAT BITCH IZ CRAZY!


koppertone
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HEADS UP...NICOLE RICHIE SAID ON THE TYRA SHOW WHEN TYRA ASKED HER WHAT ARE YOU: SHE SAID I AM BLACK THEN TYRA MADE COMMENT AND NICOLE SAID I'M BLACK WHITE LATINO BUT I IDENTIFY AND CONSIDER MYSELF BLACK AND TYRA REPEATED HER SO YOU'RE BLACK SHE SAID ABSOLUTELY...WITH NO HESITATION....DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE WATCH THE CLIP OF THE SHOW SHE HAS NEVER SAID SHE WAS NOT BLACK OR LATINO AND SHE IS HARDLY WHITE...YOU GUYS DID THIS SAME SHIT TO MARIAH WHEN SHE CAME OUT..STOP THE MADNESS PEOPLE...WHITE PEOPLE WOULD LAUGH AT OUR BLACK ASSES ALWAYS SEPARATING AND CASTING OUT OUR OWN PEOPLE...STOP THE SLAVE MENTALITY


mixedUk
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I hate when people tells u what your race is when you know what's in your blood yourself. I am mixed but i feel more black because its how i am being treated or looked at. also i have found link of peter's family if u look down they have grandmother that looked just like nicole! http://onedroprule.org/about1406.html I hate what Jane had written down.. stupid lil b***h anyway it dont matter what colour u are to raise a child.. the child will end up whatever way it want to be - some will grow out of it some won't. got nothing to do with race or anything like that. i dont understand why does nicole need to be around black person to call herself black? maybe the reason why she said it is because she felt more proud to herself black then white or because she feels more black then white because she was brought up that way. Message to all - you dont need to be specific race to hang out with specific race. if they can't treat u equal dont hang out with them simple as that.


mixedUk
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she did indeed say her grandmother was black on simple life. i am mix but i dont tell people what race i have in me i just tell them i have black and european mix in me. i use to be ghetto and smoke weed involved in gangs and now i realise i dont have to live that way to proof myself to be black because my skin colour is already showing it. am happy with who i am. if people say i act more black then so what, if people say i act more like white then so what (not that they did)


clevacleva
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1) Latin is an ethnicity, not a race. You can be black, white, or whatever and be Latin 2)My aunt, who is 100% black is the same complexion as Nicole. My daughter is very lightened and yet both me and her father are darker skinned. You can't identify a persons race by just their skin tone.


drmarie
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Peter (Nicole Richie's father) and Sheila Escovedo(aunt Sheila E) are half Mexican and Half Creole. Creole people are either French Creole or Louisiana Creole. Most of them have very high yellow complexion, which is why Sheila E and her siblings are fair skinned and look more Hispanic than the traditional Black. Nicole Richie's mother is fair skinned of Afro-Hispanic descent. This is why Nicole Richie is Hispanic & Black not 75% African American as many have stated.



Sidena Escovedo
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Her mom is black? How do I know? Because Nicole is my sister! She has a whole family who supports her and we are mixed and proud of it! Who am I? My name is sidena Escovedo :) Facebook me if you don't believe me


Sidena Escovedo
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You Guys need to leave my dad and my sister ALONE! We're tired of everyone thinking they know everything about our family.