Nicole Brown Simpson (May 19, 1959 – June 12, 1994) was a former wife of professional football player O. J. Simpson.
Brown met O. J. Simpson in 1977 while working as a waitress at a Beverly Hills nightclub, Trey's. Although he was still married to his first wife Marguerite, Simpson and Brown began dating. Simpson and Marguerite divorced in March 1980. Brown and Simpson were married on February 2, 1985, five years after his retirement from professional football. The couple had two children, Sydney Brooke Simpson (born October 17, 1985) and Justin Ryan Simpson (born August 6, 1988). The marriage lasted seven years, during which Simpson pleaded no contest to spousal abuse in 1989. Brown filed for divorce on February 25, 1992 citing "irreconcilable differences".
In his supposedly hypothetical memoir If I Did It, Simpson describes Brown as having a dual personality—one caring and another reflexively hostile. Simpson depicts Brown as often emotionally abusive and states that Brown would continually argue with him, often over irrelevant and pointless things. Simpson also describes Brown as a habitual user of illegal drugs. Book ghostwriter/co-writer Pablo Fenjves later described Simpson's views as self-delusion.