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Nicole Richie Shares Her Thoughts About Her Kids Doing Reality TV

Nicole Richie Shares Her Thoughts About Her Kids Doing Reality TV

Nicole Richie starred in one of the most iconic reality shows, The Simple Life.

In a recent interview, the 39-year-old actress and fashion designer is opening up about the impact of the series and revealed what she thinks of her own children trying out reality television in the future.

Click inside to see what Nicole shared…

“There were only two reality shows before then. It was The Osbournes and The Real World, and this show wasn’t that, so it was a completely new concept altogether,” Nicole recalled of the show to Entertainment Tonight, which also featured Paris Hilton. “We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into or where we were going.”

She added that “one of my favorite things about The Simple Life and one of my favorite things about doing it was, it really took us out of our everyday lives and put us in somebody else’s world. So I was always able to maintain a level of privacy and able to have my own life.”

Nicole then addressed her thoughts about her own children – Harlow, 13, and Sparrow, 11, whom she shares with husband Joel Madden – going on reality TV.

“I think it would be a different thing going into it now, it just depends on what it is,” Nicole said. “But if my kids said to me, ‘I want to try this new thing that hasn’t been done before.’ You just say… Well, obviously now they’re preteen, so I’m going to say no. But yeah, if they’re 18 and they want to go do whatever it is, as long as it feels good and authentic to them, I’m fine with it.”

However, while she’s okay with it, she doesn’t want them to do The Simple Life part two.

“It would be hard now because we’re older and we have traveled and we have been everywhere,” she says. “I think that concept was so great because you were able to take people’s phones away for a month.”

Nicole added, “If you took someone’s phone away right now, you’d have to have a therapist on site and make sure they were OK. No one’s trying to deal with all that, including me. So, I think it would be such a different thing.”

Just recently, Nicole went viral due to fans realizing she has a very famous sister-in-law.

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