'THE SIMPLE LIFE' – 15 YEARS LATERDate: 2018-12-10
Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie had an American reality TV show 15 years ago called The Simple Life.
The series aired from December 2, 2003, to August 5, 2007. The first three seasons aired on Fox, and the final two on E!. The series depicts two wealthy socialites, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, as they struggle to do manual, low-paying jobs such as cleaning rooms, farm work, serving meals in fast-food restaurants, and working as camp counsellors.
Back in April this year, Hilton tweeted to ask her 18 million followers if they would like to see her return to the small screen with a reboot of The Simple Life – the reality show that made her then-best friend Nicole Richie a household name. “Should #TheSimpleLife return?” Hilton asked, to which the majority – over 80 per cent at the time of publishing – said yes.
The best friends from childhood experienced an infamous falling out in 2005 when Hilton and Richie said they would never be friends again. “It’s no big secret that Nicole and I are no longer friends,” Hilton told PEOPLE at the time. “Nicole knows what she did, and that’s all I’m ever going to say about it.” When Richie was asked about the fight a few months later, she simply said, “We just grew apart.”
However, just one year later they were spotted enjoying dinner together in L.A. and have been working on repairing their friendship ever since.