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Nicole Richie: Harlow Doesn’t Know About Her Namesake Lines

Nicole Richie‘s daughter Harlow Winter Kate is already something of a star — even if she has no idea she is.

Asked by Flare about the 4-year-old’s future in the fashion business, Richie, 30, replies that she’s in no rush for her little girl to grow up.

“She has no idea that she has two lines named after her — I try and let her be a kid,” says Richie, who’ll be a celebrity mentor on NBC’s upcoming series Fashion Star.

Sheltering her kids from the spotlight is a recurring theme for Richie and her husband Joel Madden. Asked about Hollywood role models for kids, Richie takes issue with the whole premise.

“I was just talking to a friend of mine who has two little girls about a certain singer whose name I won’t mention,” she says.

“He was really upset, saying she wasn’t a good role model for his kids. But here’s the thing: that girl is 20-something, so she shouldn’t be a role model to your little girls. She’s human, and it’s unrealistic to put people on a pedestal and expect that they’re not going to make mistakes.”

Richie adds that Harlow and son Sparrow James Midnight, 2, aren’t the only ones who need a little break from the fast lane. She says she’s learned to be a morning person herself, just to have some quiet time.

“I wake up at 5:30 in the morning, every morning, so I can be alone,” she says. “I don’t have anywhere to be, but mentally, I like to go downstairs and drink my coffee … I’m telling you, it changes my entire day.”

Feb 27, 2012 – People – Written by Tim Nudd