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Nicole Richie Shows Off Harlow Madden in Harper's Bazaar

Harlow Madden Scores Her Second Modeling Gig

Nicole and Joel introduced their adorable daughter to the world on the cover of People in February, and little Harlow must love the camera because she scored her second photoshoot, this time for Harper's Bazaar. She even let her parents and grandpa in on the fun for a shoot that took place at Lionel Richie's house in LA. Nicole hasn't hesitated to gush about her new life lately, and this interview was no exception as she talked about her career, Joel, and Harlow, Harlow, Harlow. Here are highlights:

  • On what surprises her about motherhood: "Hmm, I would say how fun it is. Everybody talks about how difficult it is in the first three months, but I absolutely love it."
  • On Joel: "[He has] a different way of thinking. But at the same time, he's never tried to change me. And if anything, we were friends first. We just have fun together. When we're apart, we just get on iChat and don't even say anything to each other." She starts to giggle. "He likes to get girly sometimes. But he'd kill me if he knew I said that!"
  • On getting married: "One day, yeah — not tomorrow, not today. We are committed to our family. I'm 26. I've definitely had a very eventful year. So right now, it's about me enjoying my time with my daughter."

To see what else Nicole had to say about starring in Chicago and how motherhood has changed her, just


  • On the Broadway rumors: "Doing musical theater really does take up your entire life. But I'm really excited to get out there and show people that I'm capable of doing something other than The Simple Life."
  • On Harlow getting into trouble when she gets older: "To be honest, it would completely break my heart if she got a tattoo."
  • On being a mom: "You know, I went through a stage of thinking that once you had a baby, you moved to Brentwood, had a white picket fence, and it changed your entire life. But I love where I am right now. Every single thing is for Harlow. Joel took me out last week, and he was like, 'Why don't we go out and have a shopping day?' But I ended up only going to kid stores. I didn't get to buy shoes or anything."

Nicole and Joel might not be ready to settle down as the most traditional parents in the world, but it seems like they have softened up a lot since welcoming their new addition. It will be fun to see if Harlow follows in her parents' trouble making footsteps, or blaze a brand new trail for herself. Either way, she'll have her mom and dad cheering her own as her two biggest fans. Be sure to check out more from the family's adorable photoshoot here.

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mrocks mrocks 9 years
Nicole grew up,But Paris is still in her socialite-party-slut life
queensophia queensophia 9 years
what is wrong with you people? Harlow Madden is the ugliest baby ive ever encountered!!
sibalc sibalc 9 years
the photos are sooooooooooooooo sweet!
jaan_black jaan_black 9 years
she's adorable
acyl acyl 9 years
Exactly, marriage does NOT mean security for wife and baby. You can have JUST as good and stable and lasting relationship without it. I've been w/ my boyfriend for 6 yrs and I don't think we'll ever get married, kids or no. It's just an outdated, superficial tradition. It's all in what each individual puts into their relationship that makes it last. (not to diss anyone who IS married...)
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
Sorry, didn't mean to double post!
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
Even if you get married before having children, that doesn't guarantee you still won't end up a single parent.
doyouwash doyouwash 9 years
Nicole looks great. I can't help but like her, especially now that she doesn't hang out with the evil Paris!
berrymix berrymix 9 years
I absolutely hated Nicole in the Simple Life. She was so disrespectful but now I'm thinking maybe she was exaggerating for the camera?
aprild aprild 9 years
SofiaNYC..don't know what you see..I don't regard Nicole as being all that beautiful. Her history of drugs, eating disorders, and drinking/driving only enhance her being annoying to me also. Joel is a screwball too, jumping into bed with Nicole so soon after the breakup with Hilary Duff..they can think they are this awesome Hollywood couple or whatever but they don't get high marks in my book. I like Lionel Ritchie though!
raieven raieven 9 years
i don't know. the family seems super cute and since i have no kids i can't say one way or the other if having one would change you that much, i suppose it might but when i read about the lauren hastings stuff it totally made me not a fan. plus her attitude during that time seemed so self centered that yeah I'm sure now that she has someone else to think about besides herself that shes changed in that regard.
Sporky Sporky 9 years
I bet Paris looks at these pictures and is green with envy.
SofiaNYC SofiaNYC 9 years
Can Nicole be any more BEAUTIFUL!!!!????? Everything looks great on her! Little Harlow is just too adorable, my cheeks hurt from amiling while looking at these pictures!!
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
Puhlease, there are so many couples who marry first and the mothers still end up becoming single moms either during their marriage or after divorce. Marriage doesn't make your life perfect. The baby is already here and it won't be the first or last baby born out of wedlock! There are plenty of married women who's husband will never lift a damn finger to help with the kids so lets not live in lala land here. Nothing in life is guaranteed!
italianblonde italianblonde 9 years
OMG they look like such a cute little family!! Aww.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
i dont think they were paid for these pictures if i read correctly some where else
BostonChick BostonChick 9 years
I hardly think Nicole planned on getting pregnant to get out of jail or to capture Joel in anyway...but hey that's just me. I personally like this family. Too cute for words. I think they have to be my favorite family. I'm just really pulling for them and I really do believe in Nicole when she says she's changed. Good for her.
jen22 jen22 9 years
She looks so much like her father. She is a cute baby.
Ginger Ginger 9 years
Didn't she get pregnant really early in the relationship? I always thought that was her ploy to try and get out of jail time. It would be surprising if they are still together when Harlow hits preschool. This overwrought, staged photo shoot reminds me of the JLo baby shoot. Nothing like selling your kids out early. Hope they at least put the money in an account for Harlow, and don't use it on themselves, since both parents make a decent income.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 9 years
I don't think Nicole has changed as much as she wants people to believe. And it seems like she caught him in a bind getting pregnant. If she hadn't, they most likely wouldn't be together still. We'll see if she stays at a healthy weight and actually raises her kid instead of handing it off to the nanny.
lisa101 lisa101 9 years
gawd they have been together one year thats all. lets see if they make two.ive been with same person for 6 years and dont expect a medal. these people date someone for a year and like a never ending love story.and i have a dislike of these starlets who do nothing. wasting my time doing nothing. and was quite a spoilt repugnant creature until recently.meh me no like her sorry
jessiebbb jessiebbb 9 years
There are no guarantees in life for sure, husband can die as well. And, guess what unless you are married - and common law doesn't always have the same legal protections. All I am saying is that if you marry, at least in the 1950s world in which we now live , the mother and the baby have legal rights. the kid is so not that cute too ,:) bye!
omlove omlove 9 years
Agree with jessiebbb......
rpenner rpenner 9 years
I absolutely agree SaRaH. Being married doesn't guarentee anything. The guy can still leave. Can still be totally abscent from the child's life. And besides, common law couples pretty much have just as many rights as a married couple do. At least in Canada they do. Not sure about you guys below the border. If a common law couple have a child and separate, the father is still required to support the child just as if the couple were married. Believe it or not, even if he's not actually the child's father. If a woman has a child and moves in with a new boyfriend, they become legally a common law couple and that man is responsible for that child. If they separate, the mother can go after the ex for child support, even if he's not the father. So jessiebbb, I'm not quite sure what you're trying to get at. Besides, this post is about how ridiculously cute Harlow is!!
jessiebbb jessiebbb 9 years
I am also saying that rich or poor, if you get pregnant after knowing someone for a short amount of time, and you are as young as these people meaning BRITNEY, ASHLEY , etc... you are a fool. Look at Britney, all the money in the world didn't keep her man from walkng. I am not saying that unmarried people can't make it work, but I am saying that you need to grow up yourslef. jst being real, toomany women in the USA think Prince Charming is for real. Nicole has grown up? Yeah right.
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