Babytalk magazine has honored Nicole Richie with a Golden Pacifier Award for her parenting skills. Richie and her boyfriend, Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden, are parents to 4-month-old daughter Harlow Winter.
“Honouring Nicole Richie with a Babytalk Golden Pacifier Award might come as a surprise to some, but we felt that she deserved some recognition for her turnaround since becoming a mom,” Babytalk Editor-in-chief Lisa Moran explains. “She has grown up a lot since the arrival of little Harlow, and her creation of the Richie-Madden Children’s Foundation has demonstrated her efforts to set a good example by shining a spotlight on important issues affecting today’s families.”
Richie was a permanent fixture on the Hollywood party scene prior to becoming pregnant with Harlow. The socialite’s past includes rehab for heroin addiction and spending a brief stint in jail for DUI.
Since becoming a mom, she has seemed to have turned her life around and has become a doting mom to her daughter. She has even seemed to have a calming influence on her BFF, Paris Hilton.
What do you think? Does Nicole Richie deserve the parenting award?