Brenda Harvey Richie Bio, Affair, Divorce, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Age, Nationality, Height

(Lionel Richie's ex-wife)

Brenda Harvey Richie is an entrepreneur and musician who was married to Lionel Richie.

Relationship Facts of Brenda Harvey Richie

  • Brenda Harvey Richie is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

More about the relationship

Brenda Harvey Richie is currently a possibly single woman. But once she was married to Lionel Richie on 18 Oct 1975.

They started to date each other from their college days. They together do not have any child but they adopted a girl of two years in 1983. Her name is Nicole Camille Escovedo (now Nicole Richie) and she was born in 1981.

At the age of nine, they legally adopted her. But this marriage ended after 18 years as Lionel had an affair with Diane Alexander.

He and Brenda’s separated in 1986. Their divorce was finalized on 09 Aug 1993.


  • She is 68 years old as of 2021.
  • Her zodiac sign is Virgo.
  • She joined Twitter in Feb 2009.
  • Her grandchildren are Sparrow Madden and Harlow Madden.

Who is Brenda Harvey Richie?

Brenda Harvey Richie is an American entrepreneur and musician. She is noticed for being the ex-wife of a singer, songwriter, and musician, Lionel Richie.

He is also a television personality and appeared on American Idol as a judge.

Brenda Harvey Richie- Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Education

She was born on 02 Sep 1952 in Alabama, United States. The name of her mother is unknown but her father was Marshal Harvey.

Brenda’s ancestry is All-American and as per her academics, she passed out from Tuskegee University. She studied social work and graduated in 1974.

Brenda Harvey Richie- Professional Life, Career

Brenda Harvey Richie’s professional details are not much known. She is mostly known for being the former spouse of Lionel Richie.

He is an American face of the music industry. He is associated with Soul, pop, and R&B plus he can play saxophone and piano. His full name is Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. and he started his career in 1968.

His debut studio album came out in 1982 titled Lionel Richie. Some of his other musical projects are Louder Than Words (1996), Time (1998), Renaissance (2000), Just for You (2004), Coming Home (2006), Just Go (2009), and Tuskegee (2012).

Moreover, Lionel is the winner of four Grammy Awards and one Golden Globe.

Brenda Harvey Richie- Net Worth, Salary

Currently, it is said, her net worth is around $100k US. However, her salary and other earnings are unknown.

She also founded a publishing house, Brenda Richie Publishing, in 1993. Her spouse, Lionel has assets worth $200 million.

Brenda Harvey Richie- Rumors, Controversy

This ex-celebrity’s wife is keeping herself away from rumors and scandals.

But in 1988, when she saw her husband in Diane Alexander’s apartment, she was held by the police. They charged her with corporal injury to a spouse, resisting arrest, trespassing, and vandalism. In addition, she was also blamed for disturbing the peace.

Body Features- Height, Weight

Regarding Brenda Harvey Richie’s body features, her height is 5 ft 4 inches and her body weight is 62 kg.

Moreover, her eyes are dark brown and her hair color is black. She has a dark skin complexion and her body stats are unknown.

Social Media

Brenda is not available on social sites like Facebook and Instagram. But her Twitter account has more than 16k followers.


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