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Nicole Richie: 'Protecting My Children is Instinctual'

Nicole Richie: 'Protecting My Children is Instinctual'

Nicole Richie talks with Ellen DeGeneres about the paparazzi while making an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which airs on Monday (December 6).

The 29-year-old entertainer just settled with a photographer who she claimed was trespassing at her daughter Harlow‘s school.

“I don’t want to prevent anyone from making a living,” Nicole said, “but at the end of the day, we all have to follow certain guidelines and we all have to answer to somebody. At the end of the day as a mother, I have to protect my children. It’s instinctual, right or wrong, you have to protect your children.”

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  • Someone

    way to go Nicole,these paparazzi are just disgusting.Can’t they find another job or something

  • Amber

    Keep it up Nicole you are a good money for protecting the privacy of your children.

  • Thai

    I meant “good mother” not money. Shows what is on my mind today.


    Nicole Richie amazes me.
    She manages to look like a mouse AND a mosquito at the same time.

  • Yaya

    I hope her to give her kids a right education and not all the freedom in the world

  • ace11

    this girl is phenomenal

  • marie

    Her and Joel have always minimized the exposure of both their kids. I applaud her for protecting her kids from prying eyes. There are ALOT of sickos out there who kidnap and or collect pics of those as young as Harlow (or younger) for child pornography or for ransom. I dont understand other celebs who put thier kids out there for photo ops and profit. Dont they get there are sick, sick people who now know what their kids look like and how much thier worth. Which is I would NEVER put my daugther into some toddler beauty pagent. Paul McCartney and his late wife protected all of their kids identities. The only reason we now know Stella is because of her success but you never see pics of her four kids either so she learned well from dad.

  • lexy hates bilson

    She’s disgusting. The paps follow her b/c she’s a media whore and she looks like Gonzo!

  • ihateph

    Love the way she matured into a beautiful classy mom. I think its ok to have a wild phase – the drugs cause thats never cool 2 play with and take with chance drugs. she’s lucky she removed herself from all that in time

  • Lynn

    She is famous because of paps and us looking at her pictures.
    I hope she didn’t denounce paparazzo just to get more attention for her book, wedding or whatever.

  • British Latin American

    I like Nicole, but to be fair to the paps, she courted that attention with her friend Paris. She wanted to be famous simply for being famous; her kids may have to bear the brunt of that. But I do think paps are disgusting.

  • Jokergurl

    @ Marie, you have a point, the more pictures of these children that are there the more sickos know their routines and can stalk these families. It’s very scary how many pedophiles are out there and they DO NOT get rehabilitated in jail either. Paul McCartney had a whole security team watching his kids, so do Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. I wouldn’t even qualify what the paparazzi do as a “job” actually most their practices fall under STALKING LAWS and they’re getting worse. They actually will lie in wait and follow these celebs in their cars, camp out at their residences, they’re horrible.

  • No Paparazzi

    Those paparazzi need to leave Nicole alone!