Brenda Harvey Richie Bio, Family, Career, Husband, Net Worth

Brenda Harvey Richie

Brenda Harvey Richie is the first wife of American Idol judge ‘Lionel Brockman Richie Jr’. Additionally, her former husband ‘Lionel Richie’ is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, record producer, and actor. He was one of the most popular balladeers of the 1980s. One of the reasons many people started recognizing him was because of his recordings with the  American funk and soul band ‘Commodores’.

Besides, Brenda was charged in June 1988 for assaulting Richie and his mistress. According to the police, she found them together at the woman’s Beverly Hills apartment. Harvey-Richie ended up being arrested on suspicion of causing her spouse physical harm, trespassing, resisting arrest, theft, battery, and disturbing public harmony after she assaulted Lionel. Later, Police released Harvey on a bail of $5,000. However, talking about Brenda’s personal life, there is very little information available about her.


Brenda Harvey Richie with  Lionel Richie

Caption: Brenda Harvey Richie with Lionel Richie
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Brenda Harvey: Early Life, Education, and Family

Harvey was born on 2 September 1952 in America.  She attended Tuskegee University and that is where she met her college sweetheart Lionel Richie. Harvey and Richie were dating since college. On 18 October 1975, they eventually married each other. Besides, there is no information about Harvey’s family background and other educational qualifications.

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Brenda Harvey: Career and Achievements

There is no information available about Brenda Harvey Richie’s career and achievements.


Brenda Harvey: Personal life and Husband

Harvey married her college sweetheart Lionel Richie in 1975. After some time the couple adopted their nine-year-old daughter Nicole Richie. However, they divorced in 1993 after Lionel began dating Diane Alexander. Similarly, just after two years later his divorce with Harvey, Richie married his mistress Diane only to divorce her in 2003. Besides, they had a son Miles, and daughter Sofia together.

Talking about Nicole Richie, Brenda and Lionel legally adopted her at the age of 9. Nicole was born on 21 September 1981 to her biological parents, Peter Escovedo and Karen Moss. Nevertheless, by the time she was 3, Peter and Karen were apparently having trouble with both their relationship and their finances, and realizing they could not care for Nicole properly, they decided to let her move in with Lionel.

Nicole today is renowned in her own right. She has worked as a tv host, model, author and fashion designer and more since appearing in the early 2000 reality show The Simple Life with her friend Paris Hilton. Together with her partner, Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden, Nicole has a daughter, Harlow, and son Sparrow.

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Brenda Harvey Richie

Caption: Brenda Harvey Richie with her ex-husband ‘Lionel Brockman Richie Jr’ and daughter Nicole Richie
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Brenda Harvey: Net Worth and social media

Harvey’s total net worth is around $ 900,000 USD and her main source of income is not available.  Similarly, talking about her social media availability, she is available on Instagram by the name brendahrichie, and also on Twitter by the name brendarichie.


Brenda Harvey: Body measurements

Harvey is a beautiful woman with gorgeous body features. She weighs around 62 Kgs and stands 1.62 meters tall.

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