Photos of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie sharing a warm, sweet embrace can only be described with two words: that’s hot. The most iconic BFF duo of the early 2000s was spotted catching up at The Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards and, judging by the big smiles, it’s safe to say there’s no bad blood between these two anymore. The reunion marks the first time in years that the pair has been seen together in public.
The two famously starred in one of the first reality shows, The Simple Life, together from 03-07, but the show went off the air after the pair got into a massive, friendship-ending fight–and although we haven’t seen the women in the same place at the same time, they’ve both been very vocal about their adoration of one another.
Hilton recently confirmed that Richie was on her wedding guest list and, in 2014, Richie told Andy Cohen that she would always consider the heiress to be one of her true friends. “Paris is somebody that’s been in my life since day one. I haven’t spoken to her in a while technically, but if you really want to get into it, my view of a friendship is somebody that you don’t necessarily have to talk to every day, somebody that you can call when you need them and they’re just going to be there. Time of whether I’ve spoken to somebody is really…it doesn’t really matter, in my opinion,” she said on Watch What Happens Live. “An idea of a true friend is somebody that’s going to be there with you through and through. The short answer is I haven’t spoken to her in awhile, but we are very good friends and I love her and love her family and have a lot of respect for her.”
Prior to sharing the photos of their epic reunion with her fans on social media, Hilton tweeted out a poll the day before, asking whether or not The Simple Life should return.
Not only did the duo reunite but they were spotted laughing and hugging, adding fuel to the fire regarding the chance of a reboot of their famous show–and loyal fans could not handle the excitement over the news as Hilton sent them into a total frenzy over the possibility of a reboot. In fact, the official account for The Simple Life also tweeted about the reunion.
This isn’t the first time Hilton addressed the possibility of revisiting The Simple Life. In fact, just last month, she said that she was already asked to star in a reboot of the famous reality program. “They’ve been talking about it and they asked me,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “It was so much fun and it’s such a hilarious show. I still watch it. It’s fun that everyone’s enjoying it and it’d be amazing for it to come back.”
Although a lot has changed for both Hilton and Richie since the show went off the air, we’re still holding out hope that one day these two will dust off their Juicy tracksuits and get back on the road together.