Nicole, who is an adopted daughter of singer Lionel Ritchie, was very close to the pop legend, according to a source. "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," Contactmusic quoted a source as saying.
Ritchie already has a one-year-old daughter, Harlow, with partner Joel Madden and is expecting another child this autumn.