Lionel Richie Scared Of His Daughter’s (19) Relationship With Scott, 34

Lionel Richie Scared Of His Daughter’s (19) Relationship With Scott, 34

Protective father or not, Lionel Richie is only being like any other father by frowning at his 19-year-old daughter’s relationship with a 34-year-old ladies man.

The legendary musician revealed in a brief interview with Us Weekly at the Idols auditions in New York on Wednesday that he’s ‘in shock’ over his youngest child’s choice of a ‘sex addict’ boyfriend.

Apparently, Richie, 68 was left shocked out of his wits at the news of his 19-year-old daughter Sofia Richie in a relationship with Scott Disick, 34.

At the event organised to promote the new series of American Idol, the father of three made it clear he’s not okay with the relationship

When asked if he is happy for the new couple, Lionel Richie replied: “I’m scared to death, are you kidding me? Have I been in shock?! I’m the dad, come on.”

Sofia and Scott first sparked dating rumours in May this year but only confirmed their relationship in September. Despite ruffling a few feathers with their love affair, the loved-up couple have since been spotted during PDAs while on numerous romantic getaways.

Earlier this week, Scott and Sofia were seen packing on the PDA during one of their romantic breaks. This time, the couple went to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico.

The teenage model posted an Instagram picture on Monday of herself cozying up to her boyfriend as they stood on a stretch of sand near the beach with surfboards and palm trees visible in the background. Scott also shared a similar photo to his social media accounts with Sofia sitting on his lap.

In case you are still wondering why all the fuss, aside from being way older than Sofia, Scott is also a self-confessed ‘sex addict’ as well as a notorious womanizer. He’s also a father of three – Mason, seven, Penelope, five, and Reign, two, with ex-girlfriend of 10 years Kourtney Kardashian, 38, who thinks his relationship with Sofia is “a little weird.”

Admittedly, Richie feels the need to protect his young daughter from getting hurt. Back in May, Sofia revealed on Twitter that her father was keeping tabs on her during a trip to the South of France with Scott.

“My dad tracks my phone once a day,’ she wrote. ‘Awkwardly enough I get a notification every time. I think it’s funny so I don’t tell him I know.”

She revealed that her father is particularly careful with her because her older half-sibling Nicole Richie turned into a party animal.

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