Nicole Brown Simpson Wiki: 25 Facts about O.J.’s Ex-Wife

About Nicole Brown Simpson
Age35 Years
BirthMay 19, 1959 Frankfurt, Germany
DeathJune 12, 1994 Brentwood, Los Angeles
SpouseO. J. Simpson 1985-1992
ChildrenSydney Brooke Simpson, Justin Ryan Simpson
SiblingsDenise Brown, Tanya Brown, Rolf Baur, Tracy Brown, Dominique Brown, Wendy Kirk, Margit Brown Carr
ParentsLouis H. Brown Jr., Juditha Baur

Nicole Brown Simpson’s life was cut tragically short at age 35 when she and friend Ron Goldman, 25, were murdered on June 12, 1994. The violent attack occurred on the steps of her posh Brentwood, California condo.

Nicole Brown Simpson had been married to former NFL star and actor O.J. Simpson. While their marriage was marred by violence, the pair still had two children, Sydney Brooke Simpson and Justin Ryan Simpson. The much-touted couple stayed together for seven years before divorcing in 1992.

When Nicole was murdered just a couple of years later, her husband O.J. Simpson was the obvious suspect. And, after a notorious police chase, he was charged with her murder.


He was famously acquitted on October 3, 1995.

Despite saying he still loves his ex-wife, Simpson has made no effort to help find who the real murderer(s) is.

To confuse things further, Simpson was found liable in a civil suit for the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. The civil court ordered the celebrity to pay a $33.5-million judgment to the Goldman family.

Over the years, Nicole Brown Simpson has been made a poster child for battered wives-turned-murder victims. Unfortunately, few truly know very much else about Nicole Brown Simpson, the strong, fun-loving woman.

This Nicole Brown Simpson wiki uncovers 25 must-know facts about the vivacious ex-wife of O.J. Simpson.

Nicole Brown Simpson

Nicole Brown Simpson; Photo:

1. All-American Nicole Brown Simpson Was Born in Germany

All-American, tall, blonde Nicole Brown Simpson was born May 19, 1959, near Frankfurt, Germany.

Her father, Louis H. Brown Jr., a native of Kansas, met and married Nicole’s mother Juditha Baur, from Rollwald, Germany. He was stationed there as a pilot and also worked at Stars and Stripes, the American military newspaper.

Later, Lou started an insurance company for members of the U.S. military.

The Brown family returned to the U.S. when Nicole and her older sister Denise were still toddlers. The Browns first settled in Long Beach, California, but then moved to a much larger house, one with a tennis court, big swimming pool, and three-acre backyard, in the Royal Palm Estates neighborhood of Garden Grove.

Nicole Brown Simpson’s parents would go on to have two more daughters, Dominique and Tanya.

Nicole also had several half-siblings: Wendy Kirk (half-sister); Tracy Brown (half-brother); and Margit Brown Carr (half-sister who died in 1989). Rolf Baur, a cousin to Nicole, was also raised by Louis and Juditha.

Nicole Brown with Tanya and Dominique

Nicole Brown with Dominique and Tanya; Photo:

2. Nicole Brown Simpson Was Homecoming Princess in 1976

Nicole and her sister Denise took to LA life. They started high school at Rancho Alamitos High School before moving attending Dana Hills High School—Go Dolphins! With their stunning looks, the Brown sisters left a lasting impression on Dana Hills High School.

Denise was homecoming princess in 1974 and Nicole was a princess in 1976. In high school, everyone called her “Nick,” and she was remembered for kissing a pumpkin at the 1974 homecoming dance.

Beside her 1976 graduating yearbook picture, Nicole wrote, “Be yourself, don’t be a phony, you don’t have to do anything.”

Nicole and Denise Brown

Nicole and Denise Brown; Photo: @db_brownie

3. Nicole Was Interested in Photography and Modeling

Nicole Brown Simpson had an interest in modeling and photography, and after high school, she enrolled at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo. It was during her brief time at Saddleback College that she met an already married O.J. Simpson.

4. Nicole Worked as a Salesclerk and Never Made a Single Sale

Nicole Brown Simpson was barely 18 and just out of high school when she worked as a salesclerk in a boutique. During that time, she never made a single sale. Discouraged, she started to work as a waitress at The Daisy, a trendy club in Beverly Hills where celebrities like O.J. Simpson used to hang out.

Related: Must-Know Facts about Ron Goldman & His 1994 Murder

5. Nicole Brown Had No Idea Who O.J. Simpson Was When They Met

Nicole might have been named homecoming queen by her high school football team, but that doesn’t mean she was a rabid fan of the NFL. How else can you explain her not knowing who the ego-driven O.J. Simpson was?

Nicole Brown, still just 18, met O.J. Simpson in 1977 when she was waitressing at The Daisy. He was still married to his first wife, Marguerite, when the two started dating. He purchased Nicole Brown a new Porsche and got her set up in her own apartment.

O.J. would divorce the long-suffering Marguerite in March 1979.

O.J. Simpson at His 1995 Murder Trial

O.J. Simpson at His 1995 Murder Trial; Photo by Dan Mircobich/AFP/Getty Images

6. Nicole Brown Simpson Dropped out of College to Be with O.J.

It didn’t take long before Nicole Brown had moved in with Simpson and dropped out of Saddleback College. Why? Because Simpson “required that she be with him.” Needless to say, dropping out of school and being on the arm of O.J. left Nicole few occupational opportunities later in life.

In an affidavit filed during her 1992 divorce, she would say, “I only attended junior college for a very short time, because [Simpson] wanted me to be available to travel with him whenever his career required him to go to a new location, even if it was for a short period of time.” As a result, “I have no other college education, and I hold no degrees.”

O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson on their Wedding Day

O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson on their Wedding Day; Photo:

7. O.J. Hit on Another Woman on Their Wedding Day

On February 2, 1985, Nicole Brown married O.J. Simpson.

At their wedding, Simpson gave a heartfelt speech about Nicole Brown Smith.

“Nicole came into my life at what, for any athlete, is a difficult time. It was at the end of my career,” Simpson said. “I was also going