Famous Parent(s): Lionel Richie through adoption
Occupation: Reality TV star/fashion designer/socialite
Richie, the daughter of musician Peter Escovedo (who's the brother of Sheila E., which makes the Prince protege Nicole's aunt) was adopted by the smooth-voiced singer/songwriter/music producer Lionel Richie. Maybe you heard about this, but Nicole used to be kind of wild and would get arrested often. Now 31 and with two kids, she's matured into a responsible, and rather charming, lady with a thriving fashion line. We definitely didn't see that coming. A pleasant surprise.