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Excuse Me... Nicole Richie's Kids Are TEENS???

Umm, I’m feeling extremely old right now. Yesterday, Nichole Richie stepped out for the premiere of her new movie, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, and she brought along her kids… who are apparently TEENAGERS already. She and her husband, Joel Madden, share daughter Harlow and son Sparrow. (Yes, very celebrity kid names.) After a very necessary google, I’ve discovered that Harlow is 16, and Sparrow is 14. I’m actually gagged that Harlow is old enough to relate to “driver’s license” by Olivia Rodrigo.

The iconic nepo babies made their red carpet debut in all-black ensembles, which seemed to be the whole family’s vibe for the evening. Harlow looked adorable in black leather pants and a matching tube top, while Sparrow hit the carpet in dark jeans and a black T-shirt. If you need a few moments to process this shocking pop culture update, I’m right there with you. Let’s absorb the news together.

When Did Nicole Richie Have Her Kids?

Nicole Richie and her kids Harlow and Sparrow
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It’s an excellent question. Fortunately, I’m good at math and looking things up. So, Nicole and Joel got married in 2010, but they had their kids before tying the knot. Harlow was born on January 11, 2008, and the couple welcomed Sparrow on September 9, 2009.

Nicole Has Mostly Kept Her Kids Out Of The Spotlight

It’s probably not a coincidence that the teens (!) are just now making their red carpet debut. The actress and her husband have seemingly been intentional about making sure their private lives are private. Nicole’s posted photos of Harlow and Sparrow on rare occasions, and that’s been pretty much all their public exposure until now.

What You Should Know About Harlow And Sparrow

Like mother, like daughter. Apparently, Harlow has a passion for beauty and fashion. Back when Nicole was repping Urban Decay’s Naked Petite Heat palette, she opened up about Harlow to People. “She’s a different beast than me,” she said about her daughter’s makeup routine. “She should have this campaign. She is like a glitter, a liner, a liquid liner, a blush, a lipstick, a YouTube tutorial video. She is in it.” Slay. Also, Harlow’s a feminist. Nicole and her daughter attended a Women’s March together one time, because Harlow had expressed that she really wanted to be there. Go off, queen.

Sparrow is admittedly still more of a mystery, but we do know that he gets his style inspo from his dad. Nicole explained that her son “does his own thing. He likes to wear all black like his dad.” Well, there ya go. The red carpet look does support this point.

Ilana Frost
Ilana Frost
Ilana Frost is an entertainment writer at Betches. As a teenage girl in her twenties, she spends her time stanning Olivia Rodrigo, baking cakes for award shows, and refusing to ever leave her Reputation era.