Paris Hilton has offered her sympathy to her estranged friend and The Simple Life co-star Nicole Richie, after she broke up with her fiance ADAM 'DJ AM' GOLDSTEIN.

Hilton was shocked when she heard the news last week (ends09DEC05), and understands the pain Richie is going through after recently calling off her own engagement to billionaire Greek shipping heir PARIS LATSIS.

And Hilton now wants to repair her rift with her former best pal Richie.

She says, "I am really sorry to hear about Nic's engagement. I went through the same thing.

"With Christmas coming up, I realise I really miss her and want to get in touch again."