Newly brunette mother-of-two Nicole Richie covers the March issue of British Marie Claire and inside she tries to lay rest to the rumors that she ever had an eating disorder.
"I felt it was a little unfair to say someone has an eating disorder when they don't. It's extremely insulting and irresponsible," she told the magazine. "An eating disorder is serious and it's a disease. I don't think you can lightly say someone has a disease unless they are openly telling you that they do."
Nicole started looking frighteningly thin towards the end of 2004 while filming 'The Simple Life.' In 2006 she sought medical treatment at her father's urging to stop her frame from shrinking any further.
"I know I'm too thin right now," she told Vanity Fair at the time. "I'm not happy with the way I look right now."
Now looking healthier but slim for a new mom as seen below in a photo from the Marie Claire shoot (she gave birth to son Sparrow in September), Nicole doesn't feel like revisiting that time.
"I'm just one to live in the present and enjoy the time that I'm having," she said. "Going into my past is just not something that I do. Right now I'm just living my dreams."