Nicole Richie has reportedly settled with paparazzo Fabricio Luis Mariotto, dropping her petition for a permanent restraining order provided he stay away from Nicole, her fiance Joel Madden and their kids Harlow, 2, and Sparrow, 1, for 5 years.
The mom-of-two told Ellen DeGeneres that when the photographer showed up at her daughter’s school she felt she needed to take action.
“Recently there was a certain paparazzi that was trespassing onto my daughter’s school. I don’t want to prevent anyone from making a living, but at the end of the day we all do have to follow certain guidelines and we all have to answer to somebody. And at the end of the day, as a mother, I have to protect my children. It’s instinctual. Right or wrong, you have to protect your children.”
In other news, rumor has it that Nicole and Joel will be tying the knot in New York City this weekend!