Her biological mother was a backstage assistant for singer and musician Lionel Richie.Her biological father is often cited as Peter Michael Escovedo, a member of Lionel Richie's band and brother to pop percussionist Sheila E., but this has not been confirmed.DJ AM, the sought-after disc jockey and former fiance of Nicole Richie, was found dead in his apartment yesterday.According to police sources, a crack pipe and prescription pills were found in the artist's apartment in Manhattan.Richie has starred as one of the three mentors on NBC's Fashion Star.In July 2014, Richie's reality show Candidly Nicole premiered on VH1."But I don't think I'm the obvious choice. Just give me one date.' If I can get my foot in the door..." PHOTOS: Nicole Richie's style transformation Richie, of course, did eventually give him that one date -- and many more after it.
"But I think [you like me] once you get to know me -- like how I got Nicole." "When I first would see her around, we were friends," he recalls of his wife, with whom he has two kids, Harlow, 4, and Sparrow, 3.Shortly after the adoption, Lionel's affair with another woman became fodder for the tabloids.Apparently feeling guilty about their highly publicized divorce, the Richies indulged Nicole's every whim.PHOTOS: Nicole and Joel's most romantic moments "I'm not for every woman, you know.Because a lot of women -- I mean, obviously, your first thing is, ' What do you want your guy to look like?