Nicole Richie’s Pals Thrilled By Her Pregnancy

Joel Madden and Nicole Richie

ean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage

updated 02/23/2009 AT 11:00 AM ET

originally published 02/23/2009 AT 1:50 PM ET

Now that Nicole Richie and boyfriend Joel Madden have announced they are expecting a second child, their friends are brimming with well wishes for the couple.

“I’m so excited for Nicole,” Paris Hilton told PEOPLE at the 1st Annual Leeza Gibbons Night to Make a Difference in Beverly Hills. And Hilton’s mom, Kathy, has a hunch that Richie, 27, may be seeing blue this time around. “I think it’s going to be a boy,” said Kathy. “I’m never wrong.”

As for the expectant mom, “she’s a cool chick,” Chuck actor Zachary Levi, who worked with Richie when she guest-starred on the show, told PEOPLE at the Fox Searchlight Oscar party. “I think that they’ll be a good unit to hopefully bring up their kids in a way where they are stand-up individuals who lead their generation into being a good one.”

Actress – and mother of three – Angie Harmon said Richie’s experience as a mom to 1-year-old daughter Harlow will make parenting the second time around much easier.

“She knows what she s doing since she already has one,” Harmon said at Prince’s party for his Web site

Harmon also had a request for the fashion-savvy star: “Start a maternity line!”



From Our Partners