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1. She didn’t always want to be a fashion designer

Nicole used to be figure skater. As a child, she used to train up for eight hours a day and competed on a national level. And believe it or not, her love for fashion and designed stemmed from her skating experience. “When I was little, I used to be a competitive figure skater, and I used to design my own costumes with my father’s costume designer,” she previously said, according to The Telegraph.
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7 things you never knew about Nicole Richie

Alicia Vrajlal
Entertainment Editor

From starring on The Simple Life with Paris Hilton to becoming a fashionista mum, Nicole Richie has had quite a ride growing up in the world of showbiz.

Get to know Nicole a lot more with these interesting facts that prove there’s a lot more to the 37-year-old than meets the eye.

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Nicole used to be figure skater. As a child, she used to train up for eight hours a day and competed on a national level. And believe it or not, her love for fashion and designed stemmed from her skating experience. “When I was little, I used to be a competitive figure skater, and I used to design my own costumes with my father’s costume designer,” she previously said, according to The Telegraph.
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Nicole swallowed a ring to get out of a seventh grade class.
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Nicole began dating Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden in 2007. The couple welcomed their first daughter Harlow in January 2008, before tying the knot in 2010.
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The Simple Life star has prided herself on having a chicken coop, fruit garden and turtle pond.
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As the adopted daughter of Lionel Richie, Nicole was bound to have famous godparents as well. We’re talking Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and Nancy Davis.
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Nicole gave birth to daughter Harlow in January 2008, before launching jewellery label House of Harlow later that year. It’s all in the name!
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Nicole Richie and Cameron Diaz are married to twin brothers Joel and Benji Madden respectively.
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