Nicole Richie expecting baby boy

Lionel Richie lets slip the sex of Nicole's unborn baby

Nicole Richie is expecting a baby boy, her father, Lionel, has revealed.

In a magazine interview, the singer let slip: ‘Nicole is having a boy. She even has a few names picked out.’

The news won’t come as a big surprise to those who’ve been following the celebrity’s pregnancy: at her baby shower last weekend a number of guests had picked out blue gifts or presents with little boys appliquéd on the design.

The baby – Nicole and boyfriend Joel Madden’s first – is due on New Year’s Eve.

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