Nicole Richie Talks Pregnancy, Parenting & Marriage

Nicole Richie says everyone can stop wondering when she and Joel Madden are going to get married -- because it's not happening right now. "I got to hold something for when I get older, I can't have everything happen all in one year," Nicole told Access Hollywood's Billy Bush. She is, of course, talking about the fact that she and Joel fell in love and are expecting their first child together early next year. Nicole says that the experience of being pregnant has given her a new appreciation for parenting, which is why she has grown closer to bother her biological mother and her famous dad, Lionel Richie. "When I found out that I was pregnant there was just something inside of me that felt a responsibility to mend any issues that I've had with my parents in the past, because, listen, I've put them through a lot."

Nic says her dad is bubbling over with excitement about the impending birth of his grandchild. "It's all he talks about, actually. Of course, a father's first reaction, he was quiet and didn't really know what to think and I just said, 'Okay, so that's the news, so call me tomorrow,' because I like to give him a day whenever I give him news. He called me the next day and he was so excited and now he just doesn't stop. He has all these names that he's ready for the baby to call him, in substitute of 'grandpa,' because he doesn't like 'grandpa.'" And though some were saying Lionel would have grandson to teach his smooth moves, Nicole says she and Joel do not know the sex of their baby -- even though it the suspense is killing her. "I like to know everything," she says, "If [Joel] wasn't at every doctor's appointment, I probably would have found out by now just behind his back and not told him." Nicole sounds so normal and healthy, I'm thinking that maybe Paris Hilton should get knocked up.

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