Asked by Flare about the 4-year-old’s future in the fashion business, Richie, 30, replies that she’s in no rush for her little girl to grow up.
Sheltering her kids from the spotlight is a recurring theme for Richie and her husband Joel Madden. Asked about Hollywood role models for kids, Richie takes issue with the whole premise.
“I was just talking to a friend of mine who has two little girls about a certain singer whose name I won’t mention,” she says.
“He was really upset, saying she wasn’t a good role model for his kids. But here’s the thing: that girl is 20-something, so she shouldn’t be a role model to your little girls. She’s human, and it’s unrealistic to put people on a pedestal and expect that they’re not going to make mistakes.”
Richie adds that Harlow and son Sparrow James Midnight, 2, aren’t the only ones who need a little break from the fast lane. She says she’s learned to be a morning person herself, just to have some quiet time.
“I wake up at 5:30 in the morning, every morning, so I can be alone,” she says. “I don’t have anywhere to be, but mentally, I like to go downstairs and drink my coffee … I’m telling you, it changes my entire day.”
– Tim Nudd