Richie’s tribute to godfather MJ

LOS ANGELES: Nicole Richie is reportedly planning to pay tribute to her late godfather Michael Jackson by naming her unborn child after him. The adopted daughter of pop legend Lionel Richie remained close to the King of Pop until he died of a cardiac arrest last month.

Friends of the star claim she’s determined to mark his death - by giving her second child his name- Michael for a boy and Michelle for a girl.

A source tells Star magazine, “Nicole is devastated by Michael’s death. She loved him and it happened so suddenly. She wasn’t planning on naming the baby after him, but she thinks it’s fitting now that he’s gone.” Richie is due to give birth to her second child with partner Joel Madden in the autumn; the pair already has a one-year-old daughter, Harlow.