Nicole Richie Actually Dyed Her Hair Purple This Time (We Think)

Last week, we hung our heads in shame after it was discovered that Nicole Richie's dramatic lilac dye job was nothing more than a Photoshop fantasy. But little did we know that exactly seven days later, we'd be having the last laugh. Ha! Ha ha ha!
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Last week, we hung our heads in shame after it was discovered that Nicole Richie's dramatic lilac dye job was nothing more than a Photoshop fantasy. But little did we know that exactly seven days later, we'd be having the last laugh. Ha! Ha ha ha!

Last week, we hung our heads in shame after it was discovered that Nicole Richie's dramatic lilac dye job was nothing more than a Photoshop fantasy. But little did we know that exactly seven days later, we'd be having the last laugh. Ha! Ha ha ha!

Monday morning, Richie's hubby Joel Madden -- of Good Charlotte fame -- posted an Instagram of a perfectly purple-haired Richie looking chic as can be in a white furry top, dramatic drop earrings and some OTT winged liner, and a caption reading "My girl ♥." Note the tell-tale fly-aways above her brow that are par for the course with an extreme bleaching. IT'S REAL, GUYS.

But don't think we'd make the mistake again of going off just one Insta-source (that Richie's a trickster!): Longtime pastel-headed pal Kelly Osbourne was actually the first to share NR's makeover at an Oscars after party Sunday night via a dimly-lit, red saturated photo of the pair. More revelatory than the actual photo? Osbourne's sic-laden caption, declaring "Guess took the bet & dyed there hair MY color @nicolerichie."

So, in spite of the fact that there's a disturbing dearth of Google results for "Nicole Richie Oscars" to actually 100 percent confirm that Richie is currently walking around right now with lavender locks, it seems like it's pretty safe to say that this time, it's the real deal.

...we think.