Star: Nicole Richie weighs 88 pounds, which is ‘dangerously low’ & unhealthy

Nicole Richie

These are photos of Nicole Richie on vacation in Saint-Tropez about a week ago where she vacationed with husband Joel Madden and their two young children (Sparrow and Harlow). Stories about Nicole usually generate a strange mix of contempt and admiration here, and I figured a story about body image would be no exception, but body snarking in any shape or form is not cool, so please don’t go there. On my end, I appreciate Nicole’s rather no-nonsense approach to any given topic, and I think she’s come one hell of a long way from the hot mess who got popped for a DUI way back in 2006. Now she’s a responsible parent of two who’s making a decent chunk of change as a designer and television host while the now-obsolete Paris Hilton is still playing the same game she always has.

Sadly, Star has decided to dredge up Nicole’s old demons with these vacation photos and spoken to some medical “excerpts” who have never met Nicole but claim to know everything that’s going on with her body. Nicole is a tiny girl (her height is 5’0″) in the first place. Sure, she used to weigh a good spot more when she starred in “The Simple Life,” but Nicole dropped her extra weight years ago. Star seems to have a problem with that when, honestly, I’m seeing a small frame and unconventional bone structure:

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie has famously put many of her unhealthy demons behind her, but photos of the 31-year-old’s pin-thin frame on a recent European family vacation have reignited old worries.

“Nicole is looking so bony, her friends and family are concerned that her body issues are flaring up again,” a friend tells Star. “She hasn’t been eating regularly, and her energy has been extremely low. Of course, she brushes off the concerns. But everyone feels she is struggling behind closed doors.”

Though the fashion designer and mother of Harlow, 5, and Sparrow, 3, has insisted in the past that she’s never had an eating disorder, friends claim the reality is different. “Nicole has a history of extreme dieting so everyone — especially [husband] Joel [Madden] — keeps a close eye on her health,” the source says. “She picks at food throughout the day but never seems to sit down and eat a meal.”

Experts warn that Nicole’s habits can lead to major health issues. “She looks to be about 88 lbs, which is dangerously low,” says weight-loss coach Alicia Hunter. “Her immune system is compromised, because without any extra body weight any illness — even a common stomach flu — can take a dangerous turn.”

Nicole’s body has also fallen prey to a cleavage cavity — a wide gap between the breasts that appears caved-in — often the result of “large implants on tiny people,” says Dr. Anthony Youn, a board-certified plastic surgeon. The cavity only emphasizes the rest of her malnourished frame. “Her breast enlargements are the only curves left on her!” says Hunter.

“Nicole’s in denial, saying her weight is fine,” says a pal. “One look, adn you can see it’s not.”

[From Star, print edition, August 12, 2013]

Granted, the tabloid does have a point when it comes to Nicole’s fairly new implants (they’re about two years old). Implants do look rather silly on very slim women, but otherwise, Star’s just being mean. These doctors have no idea about Nicole’s immune system or how much she really weighs. From these photos though, it sure looks like Nicole and family had a nice vacation.

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

Photos courtesy of WENN

 

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  1. snark says:

    She is my fashion icon. I think she looks great!

  2. Karen says:

    She’s had minor implants for a while but I think she had them re done.These ones are too big to look proportional imho

  3. Claudia says:

    Those implants look awful.

  4. Elodie says:

    She has a great fashion sense and great she turned her life around but frankly I think the shadow of the ED is still there tbh, her weight is very much up and down, not really consistent, the only steady change has been the boobs implants.

    • Kitten Mittens says:

      She has a small frame and in these pics her implants are too big and stretching her chest out. It just makes an already thin frame look worse. And I agree she might still be suffering from an eating disorder which is all the more reason to not give these articles any attention. They only spread the image that could trigger a relapse or the disorder.

      • emmie_a says:

        I agree. She probably has some sort of eating disorder. There are skinny thin frames and then there are emaciated frames and she is more emaciated than just skinny. I agree she is a tiny person in general but this isn’t healthy tiny. This is on the verge of being scary thin.

    • IzzyB says:

      I’m also recovering from an ED and there are good times and bad times.

      It never really goes away and you get damn tired fighting sometimes, but I wish her all the best.

      Worst thing anyone can do is body shame her.

      • MyCatLoves TV says:

        Having an eating disorder is like being an alcoholic, you have it for life. The struggle gets better and it gets worse but it is still a struggle. I tore up my esophagus from bulimia and now I couldn’t make myself do the behavior without the chance of choking to death even if I wanted to. Only Nicole knows if she has returned to the behaviors and only Nicole can fix it if she has. Speaking as a fellow traveler, the press needs to leave the woman alone.

  5. mccoy says:

    the implants are the same, she has lost a couple of pounds and now they look larger. If she gained 5 lbs it would make a remarkable difference because she is so petite.

  6. Tessa says:

    I think she’s lost some weight recently, but Victoria Beckham has been tiny forever, and has birthed four children and runs a successful business with seemingly endless energy. I think some of these girls just have extreme discipline, but aren’t unhealthy per-se. They just don’t eat a single calorie more than they need.

  7. Willa says:

    Weight wise she seems fine. The implants in the dress pictures where you can see her chest that’s where she looks boney. I love her outfit with the strip shirt and red pants.

  8. gilly says:

    i love how chic the black top looks in the photo with her family. thats my entire takeaway from this

  9. Lucy2 says:

    I remember years ago when she was skeletal- she looks much better than that here. Still very thin but not dangerously so.

  10. Stef Leppard says:

    She looks like she watches what she eats and works out. Hardly like she did ca. 2005 when she looked like she had a serious ED.

  11. Sulky says:

    Very petite and slender – her boobs look too big for her frame but she doesn’t actually look unhealthy.

  12. Bianca says:

    Bah, she looks fine too me.

  13. Nikki says:

    She’s only 5ft! Give her a break!

  14. abbie246 says:

    She looks fine. Nicole has been thin for a long time. Surprised that it’s an issue again. I’m assuming she has implants because she was basically flat a few years. I don’t think they are big. She just looks like she has a chest now.

    • Isabel says:

      I agree, think the weight stands more out because of the bigger boobies.
      She was the same size months ago, just with less boob.

      But still, imo too skinny. Thank god she is not as skinny as she used to be, remember a pic of her working out on the beach; skeleton with skin. I could almost see her organs through her skin.

  15. Jayna says:

    She looks fine. I like her with a few more pounds on her, but still she doesn’t look bad or scary like back in the day when she looked anorexic. She’s like five foot tall or something, very tiny girl. Her arms and legs are healthy looking. I think her implants are too big also and what is looking off on her slender body frame. She should have gone the Kate Hudson/Cameron Diaz implant route or even a little larger as she used to have boobs before babies, just not this chesty. But in clothes her boobs look fine, so maybe it’s just the dress. She has a cute figure. That girl has a style all her own and always looks great.

  16. Anoneemouse says:

    She’s probably back on Adderal sorry to say because I really like her.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      ..and what makes you think this???

      I just saw her in an interview recently saying that she’s obsessed with sleeping and would sleep all day if she could–that’s not the hallmark of someone with an Adderall addiction. Add to that the fact that she is always very mellow and calm–no, she is definitely not on Adderall. If you’ve ever seen someone with an Adderall addiction, their behavior is the polar opposite of hers.

      • Anoneemouse says:

        She has admitted in the past that the reason her weight was so low (before she had kids) is because her former stylist Rachel Zoe turned her on to Adderal. Not everyone reacts like Lindsay Lohan on Adderal. I am entitled to my opinion, which is just that, not fact.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Oh ok, I stand corrected. I didn’t realize it was something she had an issue with in the past.

        I agree that you’re entitled to your opinion, but I still disagree that she’s on Adderall now. She looks healthy and not tweaked out at all to me.

      • Leah says:

        @Anoneemouse. I really doubt she would call Rachel Zoe out like that, They are still friends, so i think you may have turned a tabloid rumor into a statement she made.

      • emmie_a says:

        Leah — Wrong. She has called Rachel out in the past. They went from friends to enemies at one point. I know she has talked about the a connection with Adderall and Rachel. Years ago she posted this *blind* comment about Rachel:

        BLIND ITEM: What 35 year old raisin face whispers her order of 3 peices of asparagus for dinner at Chateau everynight, and hides her deathly disorder by pointing the finger at me, and used her last paycheck I wrote her to pay for a publisist instead of a nutritionist?

    • Jacqueline says:

      I could see something like that. Not everyone in adderall looks tweaked. I could see her thinking way too much about being skinny (like she was in those infamous beach pics) if she has an ED. That never really leaves your brain & I could see her using adderall as a crutch & appetite suppressant.
      The reason she was so big at the beginning of The Simple Life was because she had JUST kicked heroin. She got busted and completed rehab right before filming.

    • Willa says:

      I have a friend who was addicted to Adderall and is clean and sober now but never showed signs of being tweeked out. If she didn’t drop to a super low weight a lot of people wouldn’t have been the wiser. Not all people look or get tweeked. I still think she looks fine. Its just the implants.

    • Gabriella says:

      As a naturally skinny woman (my body is just like Nicole’s), it annoys me SO MUCH when people assume I’m doing drugs, like Adderall or even coke, to stay thin.
      It makes them sound bitter and jealous because their body can’t look like this naturally, so they accuse skinny girls of resorting to unhealthy ways (concern-trolling ugh) in order to feel better about themselves.

      • Anoneemouse says:

        You probably don’t have a prior addiction problem and are lucky enough to be naturally thin. Unfortunately for Nicole, she previously admitted to having an eating disorder and problems with Adderal. I certainly hope she has not gone back to old bad habits but she is starting to look a lot like she did when she was having the problems. Most likely, people are NOT jealous of how she looks, they naturally are concerned for her since she has cleaned up her life over the last few years.

      • Wrachul says:

        Long time reader, only my 2nd time commenting. (I usually don’t have anything to add cause all you amazing, clever women usually say it better than I could!)
        Figures I would be motivated to comment on this, because I have always been sensitive about my weight. I’m 33, tall and skinny. Always have been. I gained almost 50 pounds while pregnant, and it came off by itself in about a month. My whole life I have heard comments about how skinny I am. If I had a dollar for every time I have been told to eat a sandwich, or asked if I eat enough I’d be rich. And yes, I eat like a horse and I figure it will catch up with me in my 40′s like it did with my mom. After awhile, it hurts my self-esteem and I feel self-conscious about my skinny legs and arms that never gain weight no matter what I do. (the only place I ever seem to gain a few pounds is around my waist.) This is the body I was born with, and despite what some may think it is strong and healthy.

        So for me it is hard to sit here and make judgements on another woman’s body when I know nothing about her personal life. That being said, she does look much healthier than in her famous bikini pics from awhile back. I always had a soft spot for her and I hope she is healthy and happy and stays away from old destructive habits.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @Wrachul-You sound EXACTLY like one of my old college roomates. Tall and skinny, always downing protein shakes and eating like crazy, trying to gain weight.
        Aholes would tell her to “eat a sandwich” or ask me in a hushed tone whether she was anorexic or not. It drove her crazy to the point where she would cry about it to me.

        The speculations and assumptions are very hurtful to people who are NATURALLY thin.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        —double post for some reason–

      • Gabriella says:

        Thank you, Wrachul. I share the sentiment. I think people who don’t know what it feels like to be on our skin, don’t understand how hurtful it is to hear/read such things. I understand I shouldn’t be complaining about it, because, yes, in our society underweight is better then overweight, but I don’t ever see people casually telling overweight people things like: “My god, if you gain any more weight you’re gonna explode” or “Gee, you look so fat, have a diet pill” or “You’re so fat, are you a compulsive eater?” unless they really want to hurt someone. However, people are totally comfortable with telling me if I lose anymore weight I’ll “disappear”, that I’m anorexic, bulimic and drug addict and the classical “go eat a cheeseburger”. Trust me, no control over your weight and body is frustrating either way, so don’t judge anyone on their weight unless you’re their doctor.

      • Wrachul says:

        Hoping this comment shows up in the right spot..
        @TOK- yep, that sounds like my life. And it does get hurtful at times, as much as I try to not let it get to me. When I was still a cocktail waitress I heard it non-stop, from men and women, all shapes and sizes themselves. When it’s something you’ve heard on a regular basis your entire life it’s almost impossible to not let it affect your confidence at times. I am lucky to have a boyfriend, friends and family who immediately stand up for me, although it’s sad that they would even have to! I used to try to defend myself (even knowing I don’t owe anyone an explanation for being built the way I am). I went through a phase where I was very touchy about it and responded with smart ass comments. For example… when I was a live in caregiver for my grandmother who had Parkinson’s and had had a stroke, a nurse at her dr’s office once said “Don’t they feed you at home?” I responded with “No, they chain me up in the attic and if I’m lucky they throw scraps of bread my way sometimes!” I hate to admit it but a couple of times I was overly sensitive and after being told “You look like you need to eat a burger”, I replied with comments like “Is that so? Well, you look like you could stand to skip a few.” Not my proudest moments. For awhile I would say things like “Well, everyone is built differently and I can’t change the way I look any more than I’m assuming you can.” Now I tend to give a pointed look and ignore the comment in a way that makes it obvious it was a rude thing to say.

        @Gabriella-I have always said that I would never make comments about a stranger’s weight if they were overweight, so I’m not sure why people think it’s okay to make comments about mine. Skinny people have feelings too! lol. So yeah, all the comments I see constantly about “real women have curves!” and “She’s so not attractive, she looks like a 12 year old boy” can get to me at times. So I’m not a real woman? Jeez, thanks! There are a lot of women with curves, or carrying a little bit of extra weight who in embracing their body (as they should, if they are healthy), simultaneously put down thin women with this “real women have curves” crap. I think sometimes they may not even mean to.

        I just can’t understand why it’s so hard for some people to understand that we all come in different shapes and sizes. And it’s possible for any woman, even those who are thin, to have their own insecurities about their bodies.

        Thanks so much for the positive and supportive comments ladies. Usually I don’t speak my mind about my perspective on this kind of thing because in the past I’ve come across the attitude of “You don’t get to have feelings and opinions about weight when you don’t have to worry about yours!” Ridiculous, but true. In fact, I do have to worry about my weight at times. While some people have to be careful cause they put on a few pounds easily, I’m the opposite. If I get sick, or go through a lot of stress it’s easy for me to drop a few pounds. There are a lot of times when I have to make myself eat extra to keep my weight up. Smoking a little usually helps with that. :-)

        Sorry for rambling, this is obviously something I feel strongly about!

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @Wrachul-Scrutiny about one’s body is NEVER ok and almost always hurtful. It feels like you’re so exposed and under a microscope constantly. Some people simply don’t see how invasive and inappropriate unsolicited comments about one’s body is.

        I’m glad to hear you have a strong support system and that you’re tough enough to deal with that.

        Off-topic, but I’ve had my battles with an ED in the past, and I know it isn’t the same as what you went through (because I did it to myself obviously) but the scrutiny of my size was simultaneously infuriating and validating. It was very strange…but mainly it was a constant source of stress for my family and friends and a pretty terrible/scary/dark few years of my life.

        Anyway, thanks for sharing your experience. I think there are people that don’t understand that body scrutiny is not ok, period.

      • Lady D says:

        For years I wouldn’t wear shorts because my legs were so skinny and the hurtful comments were nonstop. Now I don’t care. Three cheers for maturity and wisdom.

      • Wrachul says:

        @TOK- I totally agree with feeling like you’re under a microscope. I live in a beach town in Florida and for a few years in my 20′s I almost never wore shorts during the summer because I was so self-conscious about my “chicken legs.” After I had my son, I actually hoped I would keep some weight on for once and was a little disappointed it didn’t happen. And you would not believe the absolute glee some of my acquaintances couldn’t quite contain when I started gaining weight while pregnant! I actually overheard one “friend” say to another “Haha, I can’t wait to see Rachel get fat! Now she’ll know what it feels like!” Really? Sure, I may not be able to understand what it feels like to be overweight, but I sure know what it feels like to not always be comfortable with your weight!

        Thank you for sharing your struggles with an ED. I don’t know what that’s like obviously, but I don’t look at it like that’s something you did to yourself exactly. It’s not as simple as that in my eyes. It is so easy to have a skewed body image. It seems to me like it takes over your life to the point where even though it started out as a weight control issue, it ends up controlling you and your entire way of thinking/viewing yourself. I can definitely understand how the scrutiny could infuriate you while validating you. On the one hand, other’s opinions and views of your body can help lead to the ED in the first place. its easy to see how hearing others comment on how thin you’ve gotten provides a twisted sort of validation. Some will say it out of admiration, others will say it out of concern.
        In my late teens it was pretty confusing to have random people tell me I needed to eat while simultaneously seeing models built the same way I am being held up as some kind of ideal.
        I cant imagine how scary and dark a time that was for you. I would think you could feel helpless and on some level aware of how dangerously unhealthy it was while also feeling some sort of satisfaction. If you don’t mind me asking, did you end up seeking help for it? I imagine it is very hard to overcome those ways of thinking about food, and something you have to be careful about possibly for the rest of your life.

        EDIT- I meant to add that I also understand that for a lot of people an ED can have little to nothing to do with your weight. it has to do with having control over something, anything in a chaotic life.

      • Hakura says:

        I know what you’re talking about. I’ve been naturally thin all my life, so have had to deal w/that sort of accusation. (I’m 5’1, & have been about 100-105lbs most of my life, even tho I ate what I wanted, when I wanted.) I got ED & drug rumors, especially if I got sick (any little cold or flu could make me look like death warmed over, but my being incredibly fair didn’t help that much.)

        It does get frustrating when you genuinely DON’T have an ED, but no one believes you.

  17. Rhiley says:

    I love her skin. If I were a Neutrogena exec, I would want her as a spokeswoman for the brand over Hayden Panettiere.

  18. Tulip says:

    One of my cousins suffered from anorexia for a few years. She’s short (5’1″) and despite becoming healthy, later – luckily, her body never recovered a “healthy frame”. Who doesn’t know her could easily believe she’s still suffering from an eating disorder, because she looks slightly bobble-headish, she’s remained extremely tiny and frail looking, even though now she eats normally.
    It could be the same for Richie, but who knows?
    In any case, the fake boobs are too large for that frame.

  19. Bijlee says:

    The whole career comparison between Paris and nicole was pretty eye opening. Nicole matured and grew up and Paris remains stunted in a fantasy of the past. Wow. What a sad life that must be for Paris….I’m sure she crys on piles of money.

  20. Shelley says:

    *eyeroll* at people who always have comments about how “unhealthy” skinny people are. Nicole looks amazing.

    • Tulip says:

      There’s skinny and there’s unhealthy looking. I’m sorry, but when someone starts to look like a bobble-head it just looks unhealthy – which doesn’t always imply the person actually is unhealthy!
      Cate Blanchett is skinny, for instance, but she doesn’t look unhealthy at all. Or Jennifer Lawrence.
      Nicole Richie looks unhealthy – as much as Jolie – although that doesn’t mean they actually are!

      • sullivan says:

        Jennifer Lawrence skinny? Jennifer Lawrence has a good body. Shapely & healthy-looking and probably the average weight for her age & height. I would never call her skinny. Skinny means underweight. Nicole looks underweight, but not to an unhealthy extent. If she were the same amount of lbs overweight as she is under, no one would be calling her fat. The U.S. population has gotten so overweight that skinny people are freaks. Skinnies are the new obese.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      @Shelley-It drives me crazy that the automatic assumptions for any thin person in Hollywood is “drug addiction!” or “eating disorder!”

      As Tessa said above, I think some women are just VERY disciplined. Sure, it might seem a bit extreme to people who don’t pay much attention to that sort of thing, but it’s their choice to live that lifestyle and it doesn’t automatically mean they’re unhealthy or starving themselves.

    • Suze says:

      She looks pretty calm in every photograph so I don’t think she’s on anything that typically causes weight loss. There’s usually an accompaniment of crazy eyes when someone is messing with that stuff.

      Who knows, she could be downing uppers all the day long but I just don’t think it’s the case.

      I fall into the camp that thinks she is just very, very disciplined about food.

      I *love* her style.

  21. Kate says:

    The implants are ridiculous on her frame and they make her look even bonier than she is (and of course they’re already sagging because the size has completely stretched out her skin). Really unfortunate choice there.

  22. Eleonor says:

    Implants on a small frame are not a great idea, Victoria Beckham has been looking ridicoulous for years. I don’t think she is starving herself.

  23. kibbles says:

    I always though that her extreme weight loss over the years has been unnatural and due in large part from not just healthy dieting and exercise, but from skipping meals and a possible eating disorder. Remember ten years ago when she had some meat on her bones? She seemed to have a naturally curvy frame, so it really surprised me when she lost so much weight. Most people who are of a healthy normal weight tend to see a slight increase in their weight as they age. To have someone go from curvy in their 20s to stick thin in their 30s requires some major diet changes. She looks unhealthy in these photos. I’m glad that she turned her life around and matured a lot since her reality tv days, but I still think she is unhealthy and needs to gain some weight.

    • Devon says:

      When she was heavier, she had just come off of a pretty nasty heroin habit. Recovering addicts, when it’s cigarettes, alcohol or hard drugs, tend to gain weight as they eat more to compensate for the loss of their drug of choice.

      Nicole is tiny, 5’0, and has a slender frame. How much do people want her to weigh??? My friend is 5’2 and struggled to weigh over 100lbs for the longest time. Some people are just tiny.

  24. AlmondJoy says:

    Sorry Bedhead, but I think she’s too skinny :-( Yes she has amazing fashion sense and seems to be a great mom. But she’s not naturally thin, or a women that has a hard time gaining weight. I’m worried about her.

    • Viv says:

      ITA. She looked better with a few pounds more. I always liked her style but she said some pretty nasty things about other women being fat that were reported and that did not just seem bitchy but kind of highlighted her ED behaviour. I hope she gets better or at least stays like this. She looked great last year.

    • Belle says:

      Agree…. not sure why so many are saying that Nicole is just ‘petite’, ‘small framed’ and ‘naturally thin’. Yes she has been thin for a long time, though she got thin while battling an ED right? Older pictures of her show her to be a bit more curvy.

      Just because someone maintains a very thin body for a long time doesn’t mean they are ‘naturally’ so.

  25. SmokeyBlues says:

    People who suffer with ED often do not fully recover and are walking a fine line throughout their lives. I only learned this because several of the women in my husbands family are anorexic. They will be OK for years and then all of the sudden relapse. Often they don’t even realize its happening until they are in bad territory again. And yes, their immune system and overall health is always a concern. EDs are no joke and Nicole will never be 100% free of it. I just hope she has a “red flag” weight where she seeks treatment if needed.

  26. Sam says:

    No, she’s not that thin. I can remember her when she was super-skinny. Her shoulders and collar bone were jutting out like crazy, which isn’t happening here. She looks like a naturally very thin woman. It’s sad that it’s impossible for a woman to win with the tabloids.

  27. CarrieUK says:

    Love the red trousers with stripy vest, she does have great style

  28. MeowuiRose says:

    I think Nicole is beautiful and has great fashion sense. I think she has some body/weight issues. I heard she is a really unpleasant nasty woman in real life.

  29. NerdMomma says:

    She has nice muscle tone. She doesn’t have the veiny arms or sinewy look of some stars who look unhealthy. She looks healthy to me.

  30. Bodhi says:

    I think she did a serious amount of damage to her body a few years ago when she was truly skeletal. I think she is far healthier than she was then, but that she still has some body issues.

    She does have amazing fashion sense. I wish I had the money to look that polished. And to vacation in Sanit-Tropez!

  31. Cam S says:

    Those fake boobs are very obvious when she loses weight. She got them when she was slightly heavier, and they looked more natural. You gotta have a little body fat to make those look good/less fake.

    I can see the ripples in her implants! My Dr warned me about this happening to my left boob (no breast tissue due to my mastectomy), but it turned out fine.

  32. aang says:

    Her arms and legs look ok but I think the implants are making her upper chest look bony. My daughter is 5′ and 85-90 lbs. She doesn’t look too thin at all. Good weight for that height. And she eats like horse. Of course she is 12 years old.

  33. Dani says:

    This is honestly the healthiest I’ve ever seen her look. She has the bestttttt fashion sense and she’s married to my middle school crush Joel from GC!!! She can do no wrong in my book.

  34. Lilo says:

    The bolt-ons make her looks really, realy thin. Granted, she is tiny. But the fake boobs just make her chest look extra bony. If she had her natural bust it would not be that big a deal.

  35. Alexandria says:

    Okay, so she looks fine in these pictures, but pictures add weight…what does she look like in real life? Probably impossibly tiny and bony. I always stop and think that if a celeb is ultra thin in pictures, they must look emaciated in real life.

  36. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    They should be wearing lifejackets especially the kids.

  37. truthful says:

    its weird to me, she looks thin up top but at the bottom her legs look fine for her height..

    so I hope there is no cause for alarm.

    I don’t care for her fashion sense but she’s always been cool to me…and she is def not an attention whore, which I love.

  38. Gia says:

    I think her boobs look good. I’m a fan of curves though and I don’t blame her for wanting a little more junk in the chest-al region. I also don’t think she’s suffering from an eating disorder at the moment. To me the arms are a dead giveaway. They aren’t all tendony and boney. When the arms start to look sinuey (sp?) it’s trouble.

  39. mimi says:

    Funny, I just saw some recent pictures of Nicole and thought she looked way too skinny. I’ll never forget those bikini pictures of her from a few years ago where you could count every one of her rib bones and her chest looked like skin stretched over bones. It was sad to see her in such an extreme state. I hope she doesn’t end up like that again.

  40. Leah says:

    She dresses incredibly well, thats all i have got!

  41. Anon says:

    Now if we could only find some kind words for others that are in the tabs at the other end of the spectrum that have added a few pounds. We don’t know there medical history either and not always weight gained by over eating. Tabloids taking the worse pics to try to make a point when it suits there story and then finding some medical idiot that would comment without treating or knowing that person only to feed a story they know nothing about

  42. polkasox says:

    She looks thin but not unhealthy. My best friend also has a child about her children’s age & recently told me she’s the skinniest she’s ever been – because she’s constantly chasing her kids around, it’s hard to eat too much! She’s also a marathon runner, so she’s fit anyway. I really admire Nichole for the way she’s turned her life around.

  43. Nicolette says:

    Love her fashion sense. A little thin, but I love how she dresses.

  44. lindsey says:

    Boob jobs mask an emaciated frame. I too think she is too thin.

  45. Meme says:

    I admire Nicole! I met her years ago and she is super tiny in person. Also after two kids & the fact that she probably breast fed them… That wrecks your boobs. No surprise she got implants. Hell, I’m still saving up for a lift myself!

  46. Happy21 says:

    I’m sorry but I don’t know how anyone could think that she doesn’t look too thin. She looks like a pencil with shoes on and her arms and chest are as bony as hell!

    I like Nicole don’t get me wrong but I, too, feel like she’s treading dangerous ground again. Unless it is her intention to be a human clothes hanger, she is too thin. Even if she is 90 lbs at 5’0 that is so tiny. I’m the same height and no where near 90 lbs. Actually, I’m probably considered overweight if I paid attention to the BMI.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      ..but what’s your frame like?

      Because that’s a big part of it. Nicole has a TINY frame (look at her wrists and ankles) so she’s going to carry weight on her differently than others, and she’s also going to weigh less overall.

      IDK…I do get the concern, but I’m not convinced that she’s in trouble. She shouldn’t lose more though–that much is for certain.

      • Happy21 says:

        Very good point! I never even thought about that! I’m not built like her so I guess I shouldn’t have compared. She is pretty tiny but I remember before her scary thin days she didn’t look quite so dainty.

        I’ve got D cups and a thick waist so I suppose we carry our weight totally differently. Thanks for making me see that :)

        I just hope Nicole doesn’t lose anymore weight because she could look scary thin again. Unfortunately she has lost weight since her implants and they don’t look good anymore.

      • sunnydaze says:

        Yes! A person’s frame can make a huge difference! I’ve always had very protrusive bones, so even when I’ve been heavier my collarbone still stuck out (which was lovely in photos from shoulders up, looked like i hadnt gained a pound!). When I was at my thinnest my pelvic bones stuck out so much I had to do any pilates on my stomach with a thick towel under me so I wouldn’t get bruises, I could quite literally grab them in my hands. Now with some extra weight I can’t even claim being big boned- couldn’t be further from the truth. I feel for her since I imagine perhaps she is built like I am, which can look very alarming if one is only looking at key features. Her face looks lovely, and the rest of her just tiny. If it weren’t for the bones it would just be another petite woman.

  47. Violet says:

    She’s definitely lost weight, though she’s not as spindly as she was years ago when she had zero body fat. Those implants are dreadful and it doesn’t help that she often doesn’t wear a bra, making them look like baseballs in socks.

    I like her, so I hope she gets help with whatever she’s going through. (My theory is that she got the implants because she was insecure about her marriage, so maybe those insecurities have flared up again.)

  48. Mandy says:

    I think she looks just fine. She could probably stand to gain a few but her body, her business.

  49. Tiffany :) says:

    I am not a fan of hers, she doesn’t have any talent IMO. I am probably influenced by multiple folks who have said she is very unkind and mean to people for absolutely no reason. Nepotism is completely responsible for her “career”, and her “fashion sense” is a rip off of Rachel Zoe (you can really see the change in her fashion pre/post Zoe). I don’t see that her fashion sensibilities bring anything new to the table, she just rehashes was is the style at the moment.

    In regards to her weight, all I can really say is I hope she is healthy. I know that she has had drug issues in the past. Not only before the Paris Hilton reality show, but also afterwards. She was high on prescription meds when she drove down the 134 in the carpool lane of on coming traffic. BUT! She had a baby, so I guess all is forgiven.

  50. Lflips says:

    I have nothing to say about her body; what I will say is I don’t like her – she strikes me as cruel and calculating.

  51. Mew says:

    When one can see the ribcage so clearly as her’s show, it’s obvious she’s very underweight. And to be so underweight, it requires diet of a few bites of lettuce a day and nothing more. That isn’t healthy.

    Ppl saying she looks fine just gives a boost to all girls go anorexic.

  52. K-rock says:

    I think she looks thin-fine, even her boobs don’t bother me….its her chest bone that kinda freaks me out. Like all those ripples.

  53. Glaughy says:

    Eh, she looks fine.

    And actually Paris just got a big contract for some DJ shows in Ibiza – saw it on TMZ. She’s still doing ok too.

  54. ParisPucker says:

    i believe part of the reason she got a boob job was to draw attention away from the concave chest and protruding chest bones… her tan masques how sickly she would look otherwise without these aesthetic distractions. I hope that she finds her healthy weight because i do like her – i think she’s sassy and fun and seems to be a shrewd business woman. She kicked heroin addiction, made a career for herself and overcame the death of a bf who she got with when he was still marginally obese. Not ur average gal…

  55. Kim1 says:

    Looking forward to a tabloid doing a story on obese celebrities

  56. meowmix says:

    I want to see gossip websites and magazines go after men like this. So sick of women constantly being under a microscope about their weight.

  57. E-v-E says:

    I’m with those who think she is a ‘disciplined’ eater because she indulges too much in fashion and we all know ‘nothing tastes good as skinny feels’. Naturally thin people don’t have a lollipop silhouette, whereas that was mostly the case with Nicole and she looked kind of bitchy and miserable all the time. The moment she put on some weight she was glowing and her face looked so much better. She’s watching her meals, but I don’t think it’s something to be worried about, she’ll be curvy around 40 ;) here’s the proof: http://miista.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/nicole-richie-transformation.png
    btw those b&w shoes are hideous!

  58. Penguin says:

    Isn’t she only about 4’10 though?. I’m 5’4 my weight tends to fluctuate between 100-105. Im petite with a small frame so I never really look underweight. 12 pounds lighter for some1 5 or so inches shorter sounds about right.

      • SnarkySnarkers says:

        Im 5’4 and my weight is always around 105-109. I usually have more trouble gaining than losing. I have a small frame, I eat healthy but not in an obsessive way. My body (minus the implants) looks very similar to Nicoles’. I think shes fine.

        It kinda sucks when we can pick on someone who looks thin (not overly so) but an obvious obese woman can be “proud of her curves” and “love her body the way it is” That double standard pisses me off.

  59. hownowbrowncow says:

    She looks like crap here. She looks so much better above 100 lbs. Talk about scarecrow face.

  60. Mimi says:

    Her fashion sense is ok. She’s not a pretty girl and everything I’ve ever read in a magazine or heard on tv points to her not being a particularly nice person either. I think she’s 1 of those mean girls who make it their job to treat anyone who isn’t rich, pretty, thin or cool enough like outcasts. She’s thin and rich but that’s it

  61. Snowpea says:

    She has the most beautiful skin I have ever seen.

    That is all.

  62. Michele says:

    She’s just small boned and short. So am I. It’s not normal to weigh much over 100 if you’re thin at this height
    (+- 5’0 which she is)

    So while most women would be anorexic at this weight, this is the correct weight if you want to be on the thin side when you’re small boned and short.

  63. Nudgie says:

    I know a lot of the comments are from female fans who want her to do well. The problem is that she still has her ED and isn’t addressing it at this point in time.

    I hope things work out for her but fashion style or not, this woman is sick. Please let her know that YOU KNOW and help her get well.

  64. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    She’s looked worse (skinnier) in the past, but that does’t mean she looks “fine” now, because she doesn’t. She looks like she starves and/or purges. Some superficial people might think it’s all good, so long as she is fashionably skinny. But malnourished is just as dangerous as obese. She has that receding hairline than many women with eating disorders get from malnutrition. If that’s what it does to the hair, imagine what it’s doing to the bones and organs. If she has anyone in her life who loves her (truly loves her, not just enablers and users), then they should intervene while there’s still a chance. I’m old enough to remember Karen Carpenter.

  65. Andrea says:

    She is not a naturally thin woman. She probably would be a healthy weight at 115-130 lbs. She is not small boned. She has curvy hips, she just loses it all and it becomes a boney mess with ED. These pics are disturbing, especially around her collarbone and myself having anorexia before knows that its the collarbone showing prominently, the hip and wrist bones jutting out which are all clear signs of ED. I have a coworker who is in her mid-20′s who vows to eat less than 1000 calories a day and walk everywhere (we live in a major metro city). It’s fine to walk everywhere, but not when you are eating less than what you need per day and burning most of it off. She also makes excuses like, already ate my lunch at my desk (which is a lie, never saw her eat at her desk which is right in front of me) or she will pick at her food and eat tiny bites and chew for eons. She seems to think she can fool me, but I told her early on I have been anorexic before, that should be the tip off that I can spot all her signs. The thing is, ED ages you badly, my coworker would look a lot better with 10-20 lbs on here at a normal healthy size. Same with Nicole Ritchie and Victoria Beckham. Sadly, health problems will be in their future instead (btw my coworker is ALWAYS cold, another sign IMO of ED).

  66. Kristine says:

    I’m sorry but she looks sick. I come from a family of small short women but if my mother or sister got thin enough that I could see every bone I would say something. This looks super unhealthy.

  67. Mimi says:

    I think it’s incredibly irresponsible for anyone to say she looks fine. Look at her wrists, collarbone, ankle bones and the fact that her feet look huge in comparison to the rest of her body…that right there is a giveaway. Her hair is receding and it looks like straw. She isn’t a naturally tiny framed woman, clearly there is a problem here

  68. Lucinda says:

    She does appear to be underweight but so does most of Hollywood. She is not drastically underweight. Would look great with a few more pounds (like I don’t want to see your rib cage when you wear a low-cut outfit kind of way). She has come a long way with her image and her outfits in these photos are stunning.

    • Chutzpah says:

      Blimy – what DOES too skinny like like to you if you think this looks normal? if she lost any more weight her organs would start shutting down – someone who has 0% body fat has nowhere else to go in terms of weight loss – therefore…

      She is too thin!

  69. Chrissy says:

    She is too skinny. Look at how much her clavicles stick out in these pictures. And the bone in her wrist area is also sticking way out. I realize she’s very short, but she needs about 10 lbs to be healthy looking and she’d still be very slender. I think people should be concerned for her because people do die from eating disorders.

  70. jwoolman says:

    I wish she didn’t feel the need for implants. Real women’s breasts come in all sizes, small is ok too. It’s not like she has to fit into clothes off the rack.. Dunno about an ED in her case- some people just don’t feel like eating much when very busy or stressed. My appetite drops to zero if I’m worried or under a tight deadline. It’s like the digestive system shuts down. Hunger comes back once the big pressure is off, I have to be careful not to overeat at that point because it can get uncomfortable!

  71. Arla says:

    Gotta love when a 6 foot tall model is 110 pounds that’s fine, but when a celebrity who is barely 5 feet tall, if that, weighs 90 pounds, THAT’S anorexic. How hypocritical can you be?? Being 10 pounds underweight is anorexic if you’re short, but being 50 pounds underweight if you’re tall is totally normal and okay and nobody has anything to say about that.

  72. bsh says:

    I am not arguing whether she’s anorexic or not, but it is a fact that she has been dropping a lot of weight in the last year, and she is starting to have a bubble-head all over again. She is tiny, for sure, but as someone has previously stated here, she is not skinny by definition. She used to be quite chubby in her early 20s, which is fine and happens to a lot of people. I think she had some sort of weight issue in the past, which she overcame when she got pregnant the first time. She looked at her best in between pregnancies. Thin, but still curvy! Now she’s going a bit too far. The biggest difference between 2005/2006 Nicole and now is that it is obvious she works out now, she has muscolar tone. Still, the bolt-ons have gotten so obvious, while I am sure a lot of people didn’t even notice them before. This means she’s just not proportionedd. I am not discussing health, I am discussion aesthetics.(Hope I didn’t sound too blatant, I like her, I watch her show on AOL, that’s why I’d like to see her with a little more meat on her bones!)

  73. Jenn says:

    Honestly, she prob weighs 100 or 110, those giant fake boobs just make the rest of her look smaller by comparison. Her arms and legs aren’t sticks though. She’s definitely not 88 lbs.

  74. Quinn says:

    Why do we care???

    This chick, ugh…have been tired of her face since 2004.

  75. xxzeon says:

    NO…she looks PERFECT…to all of you “heavy” girl wannabes///leave her alone!