August 31, 2006

First Things First

At first the appearances by Nicole Richie and Brody Jenner seemed like a stunt for the reality stars to garner press. Then last week Nicole's rep insisted the two were just very close friends. Now this week they are a couple as Nicole's dad, Lionel Richie, (of Dancing on The Ceiling fame) and Brody's mom, Linda Thompson, (of Elvis Presley girlfriend and wife of Olympian Bruce Jenner fame) gave an interview to People magazine talking about their kids' love match. Richie said, "I was there when he was born! They grew up together. To see them together now is like, 'Where are you going with this?' But they're having a wonderful time." Thompson had only kind words for Nicole, "She is like my godchild...She's a darling girl, very intelligent and very together. I think they're very cute (as a couple). Will they get married? Who knows? He's young and so is she." Nicole, 24, and Brody, 23, have both recently emerged from tumultuous relationships with DJ AM and Kristin Cavalleri so Mom might want to give them at least a few weeks before she starts talking marriage. Perhaps getting Nicole to eat something would be a more productive form of meddling.