Nicole Richie's Hair Caught Fire At Her 40th Birthday Party. Expect Major Screaming

A video of the incident from Nicole Richie’s party has been going viral on social media.

Nicole Richie's Hair Caught Fire At Her 40th Birthday Party. Expect Major Screaming

Just a snippet of Nicole Richie's birthday party (courtesy nicolerichie)


  • Nicole Richie shared just a glimpse of her birthday party on Instagram
  • "Well so far 40 is lit," she wrote with emojis
  • Nicole Richie can be heard screaming in the video as her hair caught fire
New Delhi:

Your 40th birthday is a milestone in more ways than one and calls for celebration. But it looks like things got a little too “lit” for Nicole Richie who celebrated her 40th birthday recently. While she was ringing in her birthday at an outdoor party, Nicole accidentally caught her hair on fire while blowing out the candles. Like a true sport, Nicole also shared a video of the incident on Instagram that has since gone viral. In it, the Simple Life star is in front of a large cake with a childhood photo of herself on it.

Nicole Richie then leans over to blow out the candles when the ends of her hair come in contact with the flame and catch fire. While shocked at what happened, she is seen immediately patting her hair to put the fire out and tugging at her dress. Nicole captioned the video, “Well…so far 40 is” and added a fire emoji. 

Needless to say, the video caught the attention of who's who on Instagram. First on the list of comments was by singer Joel Madden, Nicole Richie's spouse. Playing the part of the doting husband, he joked, “That's hot.”


Grey's Anatomy star, Ellen Pompeo seemed concerned by what she saw. She wrote in the comments, “HBD. I hope you're okay.” Paris Hilton, one of Nicole Richie's oldest friends, said, “Happy Birthday, Bill. Hope you're ok. Love you." 


Actress and comedian Chelsea Handler said, “Happy birthday, baby. Welcome to your 40s, where the party really gets started.”


While Zooey Deschanel and Kerry Washington both settled for an “Omg,” legendary supermodel Naomi Campell said, “Happy birthday, Cuz. Are you ok, Cuz? May reign on is all,” along with heart emojis. 


A shocked Katy Perry said, “Wait, no way. Wait, OMG.” Actress Alyssa Milano wrote, “Are you ok? Instant panic attack.” Vanessa Hudgens said, “Jesus Christ lol.”

Watch the video here:

The fire mishap aside, it seems like Nicole Richie's 40th birthday was an occasion to cherish. And if this sweet note from husband Joel is anything to go by, we are sure she had a great day. “Happy Birthday, Nicole. You have made love feel timeless. I have forgotten how old we are.” From selfies of the couple to some stunning pictures of Nicole, the post was the perfect kind of mushy for the special day.

Take a look.

Joel Madden and Nicole Richie tied the knot in 2010. They have two children together. In addition to being an actress and TV personality, Nicole is also the founder of the lifestyle brand House of Harlow 1960.