Several years later, the 29-year-old is still a paparazzi target, but she's broadened her resume.
The daughter of singer Lionel Richie has transformed her party-girl image to a hip, young mom; fashion designer; occasional actress; and author.
Her new book "Priceless" is now in stores.
Richie's first novel, "The Truth About Diamonds," was a New York Times bestseller.
She serves as creative director for her clothing and accessories lines, Winter Kate and House of Harlow 1960.
Richie also has a recurring role on NBC's "Chuck" and will next appear on the show in October.