Nicole Richie: My Son Sparrow Is ‘Wild’ Like Me

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Nicole Richie is one sexy mama. The 30-year-old fashionista — and mother of two — covers the latest issue of Ocean Drive magazine and flaunts her slim bod in a revealing outfit. In the issue, Nicole, who was arrested for DUI in 2003 and 2006 and went into rehab to deal with her addiction problem, opens up about her troubled past, admitting:

“You have to remember that I was 20 years old. I don’t know anybody who can look back at who they were at 20 and say, ‘I’m the exact same person.’ It’s all about evolving and growing. Who we are in our 30s is obviously very different than who we are in our 20s.”

She has come a long way since her Simple Life days, and now she’s embracing motherhood with hubby Joel Madden and their two children Harlow, 4, and Sparrow, 2.

“My daughter [Harlow] looks exactly like me, and she has Joel’s personality. She’s very careful. She doesn’t make a move without fully thinking about what the consequences would be and what that means,” Nicole revealed.

“Sparrow looks exactly like Joel and has my personality. He’s just wild. I’m in for the ride. He’s two, and we’ve had broken fingers, we’ve been to the hospital. You cannot take your eye off of him for a second. He is just a full, free spirit.”

After dating for four years, Nicole and Joel married on December 11, 2010. Nicole claims the two are “complete polar opposites,” which helped tame her wild ways.

“He’s from southern Maryland. He’s very family-oriented. He grew up with four brothers and sisters. When we met, I was definitely going through a difficult time with my family, and having him have such a strong foundation really opened the doors and brought both of our families together,” she said.