BREAKING: Nicole Richie Looking Awfully Pregnant

It looks like the real deal here, with Nicole sporting an awfully healthy-looking frame, as well as some actual cleavage. Celebrity Babylon got a hold of these pix of Nicole yesterday in West Hollywood on her way to meet up with her guy, Joel Madden. Now, I’m only assuming the kid is his, otherwise it seems highly irregular that these two would still be dating if it weren’t. How on earth did Nicole defy the laws of nature and get herself impregnated? Lord only knows. But maybe the more important question would be, “How is this development going to affect her upcoming sentencing?” Very interesting, I tell ya. I just know that if Nicole does end up having a jail-baby, I want Tori Spelling to play her in the Lifetime movie that portrays her heart-wrenching story of motherhood behind bars.

More photos of Nicole Richie and her baby bump are after the jump.

(Photos courtesy of Celebrity Babylon)

(Photos courtesy of Celebrity Babylon)