She was said to be "devastated" when he passed away in 2009.Nicole Richie cut a stylish figure when she was seen at the Santa Monica Pier on Thursday, having slid into a pale grey turtleneck sweater.

Its hem flowed past her waist, and the 35-year-old ex-The Simple Life star had slipped on a black leather jacket with a high, sloping hem.

Her 38-year-old husband Joel Madden, who's the lead singer of the band Good Charlotte, had joined his wife of seven years on her outing to the pier.

Just team yours with super skinny jeans and a biker jacket to emulate Nicole's outfit.

Nicole Camille Escovedo Nikki, Nic, Coleey Virgo Berkeley, California, USA In 1999, she graduated from Montclair College Preparatory School.

Her biological mother was a backstage assistant for singer and musician Lionel Richie.

Her biological father is often cited as Peter Michael Escovedo, a member of Lionel Richie's band and brother to pop percussionist Sheila E., but this has not been confirmed.Shortly after the adoption, Lionel's affair with another woman became fodder for the tabloids.Apparently feeling guilty about their highly publicized divorce, the Richies indulged Nicole's every whim.Scroll down for video Joel had worn a baseball cap reading: 'I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN,' a line from the song Rose Garden that Lynn Anderson famously covered in 1970.His identical twin Benji is the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for Good Charlotte, as well as performing with Joel as a duo imaginatively called The Madden Brothers.Nicole Richie is reportedly making her romantic dreams come true following her split from fiancé DJ A.