We are confirming that we have amicably separated." The second round of togetherness for Nicole and DJ AM lasted all of five months but now it's officially over. In a statement released Monday by her publicist, Nicole Richie, 24, and Adam Goldstein, 33, who began dating in 2004 and spend most of 2005 engaged and planning an elaborate wedding (with elephants!), have confirmed that their relationship is off. Again. The publicist did not provide any details.
According to People magazine, Nicole threw Adam a surprise 33rd birthday party at Pure Nightclub in Las Vegas recently, where she toasted him by saying, "This is (Adam's) eighth year of sobriety. I'm so proud of you. You've come so far and I love you so much."
Adding to the mystery of this breakup, her dad, singer Lionel Richie, has been telling reporters this week that Nicole is in fact getting married to DJ AM and that he will sing at the event. "I told her, 'Honey, you do what you want and just send me the bill," he said. "Of course I am going to be there for her, and I'll be singing - there's no way I couldn't. I'm really happy that it's working out for her."
Talk about conflicting reports! Nicole needs to either get on the phone to her dad - or to her own publicist - and set the record straight.