Nicole reunites with biological father
Reunited And It Feels So Good
Those who listened to me on the Lori & Julia Show on FM 107 in St. Paul, Minn. on Dec. 26, 2003 heard me speculate that “The Simple Life” star Nicole Richie was the biological daughter of Peter Michael Escovedo III.
Well my speculations were confirmed last week when the Star reported that Nicole, the adopted daughter of Lionel Richie, was reunited with Peter on "The Wayne Brady Show," where he serves as bandleader. Nobody on the program knew of the connection.
Nicole's biological dad was a percussionist in Richie's touring band, and Lionel was reportedly so taken with toddler Nicole that he asked Peter if she could move in with him and his wife, Brenda. According to Nicole, Peter and her biological mother, who had split up, decided the Richie’s could better provide for her. "It's much more complicated than that," says Peter, who is the brother of Prince protégée Sheila E.