Richie "had" to be dumped
09:30 16 December 2005
Nicole Richie's ex-fiancé dumped her because it was something he "had to do", it has been claimed.
Club DJ Adam Goldstein and the stunning 'Simple Life' decided to call time on their relationship earlier this month.
At the time, the pair - who dated for a year before getting engaged in February - refused to give out any details of the split.
Now a friend of Adam, also known as DJ A.M, has revealed his decision to call off his engagement to Nicole was based on a gut feeling.
The pal is quoted by America's New York Post newspaper as saying: "He said it was just something that he knew he had to do."
Before Adam ended his romance with Nicole, the former couple had been "making plans together for trips and business ventures" and the DJ's friend claims the sexy TV star was left stunned by his decision.
The friend added: "It really did come right out of left field for Nicole."
According to reports, Nicole - whose former best friend Paris Hilton made a plea to her this week to rekindle their friendship - has been left completely devastated by the split.
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