Couples News: Nicole Richie and DJ AM Call It Quits
December 8, 2005

Nicole Richie and DJ AM's whirlwind engagement included romantic lunches, late-night lip locks and a 6-carat engagement ring. But now it's back to the single life for "Simple Life" star Nicole Richie. She and fiancÚ Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein have suddenly called off their wedding, even though Richie just told us how great the plans were going, saying, "We're getting married next summer."

Richie's rep told "Extra, "The decision was mutual." But we have some clues into what went wrong. New pictures show the couple leaving a restaurant in Beverly Hills on Monday, and Nicole is not wearing her engagement ring.

Us Weekly's Alyssa Shelasky takes on the rumors that DJ AM may have been fed up with Nicole's weight issues and partying. "I think her weight loss might have contributed to it," she said. "I don't think it's the only reason. She has a wild group of friends, she likes to party."

Richie and DJ AM are still planning to host a New Year's Eve party together, and close friends of DJ AM told "Extra" that both sides are still hoping for reconciliation.

It seemed that Britney Spears and Kevin Federline were about to join the Hollywood breakup epidemic. Recent reports claimed that Britney kicked Kevin out of her Malibu mansion, but the couple has apparently kissed and made up.

Only "Extra" has the all-new video of Kevin back in Malibu with his wedding ring back on.

Meanwhile, Jessica Simpson's family says the star is holding up well since her split with Nick Lachey on Thanksgiving Day.

Only "Extra" has Jessica's "Dukes of Hazard" costar Johnny Knoxville reacting to the big split. "It's terrible when people split," he told us. "My heart goes out to them. I haven't had a chance to talk to her, but it's rough. But that's between them."

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