3. First Marriage
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The Story Of Lionel Richie
3. 3. First Marriage
On October 18th 1975, Richie married his college sweetheart Brenda Harvey. In 1983 they would informally adopt the daughter of one of Richie's band members. The band member, Peter Michael Escovedo, could not support the child financially. Nicole Camille Escovedo would become known as Nicole Richie.