Lionel Richie might not be dancing on a roof over news of that his 19-year-old daughter Sofia Richie is dating Kourtney Kardashian’s 34-year-old ex Scott Disick, though he’s still station by her no matter what.
The Grammy leader and American Idol host, 68, talked about his daughter’s new pairing in an talk with The Daily Telegraph published Saturday.
“She’s 19,” Lionel said. “When you’re 19 we know everything. Is it going to be for life? we don’t know. But for right now it’s usually a proviso and I’m going to mount genuine still in a corner, get me a good splash and not make too most noise.”
“Now we know what my relatives meant when we came by a doorway with my Afro and my partner and pronounced ‘Dad, I’m in love’ and [he] looked during me and pronounced ‘Okay, we’re going to leave we alone for a notation and you’ll figure it out,’ ” Lionel joked. “My daughter is removing me behind for my Afro days!”
Asked what Disick is like, Lionel had usually good things to say. “From what we met of him he’s a unequivocally good guy,” he said.
But he certified to not unequivocally meaningful that most about Disick.
“When we hang around a existence world, who knows what we are unequivocally doing?” Lionel said. “This is a well-oiled machine, a Kardashian machine. we don’t unequivocally know what to think. we told Sofia we will have no opinion. I’ll continue to be my contented self and pierce on.”
Sofia and Disick have been dating for 9 months. They went public with their attribute in September and have given been photographed on cooking dates, on a romantic snow-capped New Year’s vacation and more. Sofia has even spent time with the 3 children he shares with Kardashian — sons Reign Aston, 3, and Mason Dash, 8, and daughter Penelope Scotland, 5½.
The indication also sent her lover a honeyed Valentine’s Day summary on Instagram, captioning a black and white print of a dual cuddling one another. “Happy Valentines babe🌹,” she wrote.
A post common by Sofia Richie (@sofiarichie) on Feb 14, 2018 during 3:20pm PST
“She’s been good for him,” a source told PEOPLE in Nov of Sofia. “She’s done a large impact on his life and hasn’t partied during all since they met.”
Added a source, “His friends venerate her and nobody notices a age difference. She is unequivocally mature, she grew adult in Hollywood and has always been in comparison situations. They seem unequivocally happy.”
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Elsewhere in his discuss with The Daily Telegraph, Lionel pronounced that he’s happy his kids didn’t follow in his low-pitched footsteps.
“[Sofia] has an glorious voice, though to be honest I’m so happy she didn’t pursue singing,” he said. “The foe is so fierce. Not that displaying is not equally hard. You’re removing a stories from Hollywood now by a #MeToo transformation — it’s a unequivocally tough business. And suppose being Frank Sinatra Jr.; you’re constantly being compared to your parents.”
“I’m happy [daughter Nicole Richie] went into TV,” he said. “That’s not my wheelhouse during all, and Sofia and my son Miles are also in fashion. It creates unequivocally good clarity they stay divided from Dad.”