Lionel Richie does NOT approve of his daughter dating a Kardashian

20 February 2018, 11:43

Lionel Richie has spoken about his 19-year-old daughter's new relationship for the first time, and he doesn't sound too impressed.

The soul legend's daughter Sofia Richie is currently dating 34-year-old reality TV star Scott Disick, who is best known for his relationship with Kourtney Kardashian.

Lionel joked to the Telegraph that Sofia' new romance is "just a phase".

"I know what my parents meant when I came through the door with my Afro and my girlfriend and said, 'Dad, I'm in love' and [he] looked at me and said 'Okay, we're going to leave you alone for a minute and you'll figure it out,' " Lionel said.

"My daughter is getting me back for my Afro days!"


Happy Valentines babe

A post shared by Sofia Richie (@sofiarichie) onFeb 14, 2018 at 3:20pm PST

He added: "When you're 19, you know everything. Is it going to be for life? I don't know. But for right now, it's just a phase and I'm going to stand real still in the corner, get me a good drink and not make too much noise."

Disick has three children with his ex-girlfriend, and he confirmed his relationship with Sofia in September 2017.

"From what I met of him, he's a very nice guy," Lionel continued.

"When you hang around the reality world, who knows what you are really doing? This is a well-oiled machine, the Kardashian machine. I don't really know what to think. I told Sofia I will have no opinion. I'll continue to be my cheerful self and move on."

Meanwhile, Lionel recently announced an exciting UK tour of his greatest hits, and you can grab tickets right here.