People.com Celebrity Parents Nicole Richie's leave of absence from court-mandated driving classes By Staff Author Published on December 10, 2007 02:56 PM Share Tweet Pin Email When Nicole Richie, 26, who is in her ninth month of pregnancy with her first child, had served her 82 minutes in jail this summer, she was ordered to attend court-mandated anti-drinking and driving classes. Now her lessons have been halted because she is simply too far along in the pregnancy. Her spokeswoman said, Anyone who is pregnant or has medical issues can leave the class. It wasn’t Nicole asking — she just showed up one day and the paparazzi were chasing her and she was exhausted. So the director of the program was concerned for her and suggested she take a leave of absence. She didn’t get special treatment. Source: Internet Movie Database Thanks to CBB reader Gabrielle.