Lionel Richie calls Sofia’s relationship with Scott Disick a ‘phase’

2018-02-19 12:37

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Lionel Richie has shared his views on his daughter and her beau Scott Disick’s relationship – and it’s anything but hopeful!

Kourtney Kardashian’s ex and 19-year-old fashion model Sofia Richie have been dating since May last year and Sofia told E! News her music legend dad is "very supportive" of her dating life. 

But when the Daily Telegraph asked Lionel about his views recently on Sofia’s relationship with the 34-year-old reality star, he didn’t sound too optimistic about the couple.

"When you're 19 you know everything," he told the newspaper about his younger daughter in an interview. "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," the father of three said.

The 68-year-old also took time to reflect on his own life, saying that Sofia reminded him a lot of himself when he was younger.

"Now 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.'

"My daughter is getting me back for my afro days!" Lionel jokingly said. 

But Lionel wasn’t all doom and gloom. In fact, the Endless Love singer went on to describe Scott as a "very nice guy" despite his reservations.

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

"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," he says.

Last year Lionel opened up to Us Weekly about how he felt about the duo dating.

"Have I been in shock?! I’m the dad, come on . . . I’m scared to death, are you kidding me?" he said.

Scott and Sofia went public with their relationship in September last year.


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