Saturday, March 16, 2024

Nicole Brown Simpson


Nicole Brown Simpson was born on May 19, 1959, in Frankfurt, West Germany, where her father, an Air Force Captain, was stationed.  The family eventually returned to the United States, settling down in southern California.

After graduating from Dana Hills High School in 1976, Nicole went to work as a waitress at a Beverly Hills night club called The Daisy.  It was there in 1977 that she met former Buffalo Bills running back OJ Simpson.  Although he was married at the time, true love could not be denied, and the couple were married on February 2, 1985.

By 1989, the couple had experienced their fair share of ups and downs.  On more than one occasion, Nicole called 911, and ultimately filed charges of spousal abuse.  She'd later withdraw her charges after speaking to her family, who had benefitted financially from Simpson's association with Hertz Rental Car.

Nicole eventually did file for divorce on February 25, 1992, citing irreconcilable differences.  She moved out of their shared estate in Brentwood and relocated just a few blocks over.  Following their divorce, they eventually reconciled, though according to Nicole, it was still a very volatile relationship.

On June 12, 1994, Nicole and her friend Ron Brown were found brutally murdered outside her home.  Although a suspect was initially identified by police, he was later cleared by a jury of his peers.  To this day, no one has any idea who really killed Nicole.

Nicole Brown Simpson was laid to rest at Ascension Cemetery in Orange County, California.  Despite how it was depicted in the documentary The People vs. OJ Simpson, the grave is not visible from the road, and her husband, or anyone else, would have to exit their vehicle in order to pay their respects.

Rest in peace, Nicole.

  • This blogger took the photo shown above in 2006.  You'll note that it appears as if the marker is intended for two people, as there is plenty of space left for another name.  In fact, eight years later, Nicole's father, Louis Brown, Jr. passed away at age 90.  He was laid to rest with his daughter, and the marker was updated.  Then in 2020, Nicole's mother Juditha passed away at age 89, and an entirely new marker was installed, bearing all three names.  This blogger would love to know what became of the original marker.

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  • Nicole's husband was once famously filmed in a white Ford Bronco driving down the 405 freeway in Los Angeles.  Today, that Bronco in on display at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  This blogger recently saw it on display.

  • In 1998, a construction team working at the Rockingham estate owned by Nicole's widower accidentally dug up a discarded knife, which some purport may or may not be the murder weapon.  Today, it is on display in Pigeon Forge, at Beyond the Lens, an interactive museum owned by the National Enquirer.  This blogger recommends both museums.

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