LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- U.S. author and jewelry designer Nicole Richie is denying rumors claiming she is pregnant with her third child.
The starlet is the daughter of pop star Lionel Richie and the wife of musician Joel Madden.
She and Madden are the parents of a 3-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son.
"Contrary to recent speculation, I am not pregnant," Nicole Richie said in a statement issued to People.com.
"This irresponsible reporting continues to feed an atmosphere of self-doubt and insecurity. To publicly point out a change in anyone's body is mean-spirited and cruel. People's bodies change and change again. This is not newsworthy and is a waste of valuable media space that should be used for more important issues."