Lionel Richie & Brenda Harvey-Richie

Brenda Harvey-Richie and Lionel Richie

Brenda Harvey-Richie and Lionel Richie  

Lionel Richie and Brenda Harvey-Richie were married for 17 years. They dated for 1 year after getting together in 1974 and married on 28th Oct 1975. 17 years later they divorced on 9th Aug 1993.

They had a daughter named Nicole Camille age 35.


Lionel Richie is a 67 year old American Musician. Born Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. on 20th June, 1949 in Tuskagee, Alabama, USA and educated at Joliet Township High School, Joliet, Illinois, USA, he is famous for Commodores in a career that spans 1968–present. His zodiac sign is Gemini.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1974 - 28th Oct 1975 2 years, 10 months
Married28th Oct 1975 - Aug 1993 18 years, 9 months
Total 1974 - Aug 1993 43 years, 10 months

(28 October 1975 - 9 August 1993) (divorced) (1 child)
Daughter: Nicole Richie (adopted, b. 21-Sep-1981)
On October 18, 1975, Richie married his college sweetheart, Brenda Harvey. In 1986, while still married to Harvey, Lionel began a relationship with Diane Alexander. He would later separate from Harvey and in 1988, she allegedly discovered Richie and Alexander together in a Beverly Hills hotel room by saying she was "room service" and breaking in the door. A confrontation ensued and Harvey attacked both Richie and Alexander brutally. Harvey was arrested for spousal abuse, trespassing, assault towards Alexander, and vandalism. Richie and Harvey divorced on August 9, 1993, after being married nearly 18 years.
In 1983 Lionel Richie and his wife, Brenda Harvey, informally adopted Nicole Camille Escovedo, the two-year-old daughter of one of the members of Lionel's band. They raised her as their daughter, Nicole Richie, and adopted her legally when she was nine years old.

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Relationship Timeline

9th August, 1993 - Divorce

1988 - Breakup

21st September, 1981 - Child

28th October, 1975 - Marriage

1974 - Hookup

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Lionel Richie
Brenda Harvey-Richie
Lionel Richie
Brenda Harvey-Richie
Hair Color
Brown - Dark
Eye Color
Brown - Dark


Nicole CamilleFemale21st September, 198135 years old



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