Nicole Richie was so surprised to discover that she was pregnant, it took five home pregnancy tests to convince her that she was having a baby.
“It took me — it really took me a long time to really — for it to sink in,” she says. “I actually didn’t even really believe it until I heard the heartbeat.”
Nicole was speaking to Diane Sawyer for an exclusive interview running in three parts, Thursday and Friday on ABC’s Good Morning America and then Friday on 20/20.
The couple, who have already started a video diary for their unborn baby, tell Diane Sawyer they don’t want to know whether the child is a boy or a girl.
“We’re going to try and hold out,” says Nicole. “Try.”
So what did dad Lionel Richie say when his daughter called to tell him he’s going to be a grandfather?
“He was really quiet,” according to Nicole, who says he told her: “Now you’re going to get to experience everything that I have and everything that you’ve done to me, it’s definitely going to come back to you.”
Nicole claims that she is now clean (“I don’t take anything now”) and is confident that she’ll never get behind the wheel under the influence again.
“There’s absolutely no way,” she says. “I’m now responsible for someone else and I have to set the right examples.”
She added: “I want my child to look up to me and be proud of me and I want to be the best parent that I can be.”