Nicole Richie was recently interviewed by Marie Claire, which means we’ve been gifted with a fantastic new photoshoot taken by Nicole Nodland! Talking with Allie Jones, Nicole opened up about her passion for environmentalism and shedding her reality TV image.
Though she is perhaps most recognizable for that legendary five-season run in the mid-aughts, Richie does not consider herself a reality star.
“I’ve never done traditional reality,” she says, taking a sip of Trader Joe’s decaffeinated green tea from the reusable mug she brought with her to the rink. “Even Simple Life, it was a 28-day or 30-day trip. And it was me leaving L.A. and living in someone else’s life. I’ve never opened the doors to my own [life].”
And she never would. “No, no,” she says emphatically when I ask.
(Note from Marie Claire: This article originally appears in the Summer 2020 issue of Marie Claire. The interview was conducted before COVID-19 had been declared a pandemic.)