Nicole Richie has officially completed her probation in connection with a 2006 DUI case, TMZ reports. Richie was put on probation that year in connection with DUI charges she received after being pulled over while driving the wrong way on a Los Angeles freeway.
Richie's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, went to court Wednesday morning (December 29) to present the judge with proof that her client had completed the terms of her probation. The verification included a report from the alcohol-education program that the reality-TV star had been attending for the last 18 months. Richie was supposed to end her probation in February 2011, but the judge agreed to terminate it early after ruling that all the terms had been sufficiently completed.
Earlier this month, Richie and her longtime beau, Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden, finally tied the knot after dating for four years and having two kids together. The wedding took place in California at the home of Nicole's dad, Lionel Richie. An array of stars helped the couple celebrate the nuptials, including No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani, celebrity DJ Samantha Ronson and Madden's twin and Good Charlotte bandmate, Benji. Reverend Run presided over the ceremony. The couple have a 1-year-old son, Sparrow, and an almost-3-year-old daughter, Harlow.
The pair made headlines last February when they announced their engagement. Richie broke the news during an appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman," while Madden took to Twitter to let the world know.
In October 2009, Richie opened up about being a parent. "I couldn't be happier," Richie explained to People. "The only thing you want is for your kids to be healthy and happy, and they are. I'm right where I belong."