The poor thing’s happy childhood drove Nicole Richie to drug addiction. She claims she didn’t want to feel anything. I’m a little confused. She took drugs to not feel happy. Al-righty then.
The star – who has previously claimed to have gone through hell growing up – now says it was being spoilt by her adoptive dad Lionel Richie that pushed her over the edge.
She revealed: “I had a pretty fun childhood, but I just wanted to feel nothing. “It wasn’t that it was horrible and I wanted to feel better. I just didn’t want to feel anything.”
“Doing drugs kind of made me just forget and not feel anything, for a second. I think it’s a combination of things. Partly just me wanting to be older – it’s what the older kids were doing at the time. But the ‘Simple Life’ star doesn’t think being brought up in Hollywood is an excuse for her experimenting with narcotics in her teens. Nicole confessed to Tatler magazine: “I could easily say yes it was, but people also have drug problems in Kansas. “So I don’t know whether, if I had lived somewhere else, it would have been a problem. I’d say it probably would have been, not matter where I grew up.”
How many of you knew that there are people in Kansas who have drug problems? Nicole is so wise.
More photos of Nicole Richie from her Seventeen magazine photo shoot, after the jump.
Nicole Richie Drug Problems Due To ‘Happy’ Childhood [Female First]
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