Lionel Richie on daughter Sofia’s relationship with Scott Disick: she’s ‘getting me back’


I can’t believe I am going to write this but Scott Disick, 34, and Sophia Richie, 19, are still a couple. They’ve been together since September of last year. Granted it’s only five months but honestly, I didn’t think this one was going to make it past Halloween. The relationship is going strong, they’ve hit all the major milestones a relationship hits: dinner dates, Beverly Hills shopping sprees, meeting his three kids, public Valentine’s wishes on social media, having your ex-mother-in-law grill you on her nationally televised reality show. But one thing was missing – what does Sofia’s dad, the legendary Lionel Richie, think about all this? Well, Papa Richie spoke up… and it was more than I think any of us imagined it would be. He assured us all to chill out because The Lord Scott Disick is just a phase Sofia is going through to get back at Lionel’s Afro in the 60s (read on, it’ll all make sense).

Lionel Richie has an interesting take on his 19-year-old daughter Sofia Richie’s relationship with Scott Disick – and it’s not exactly optimistic.

“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 “Hello” singer told Australia’s told Daily Telegraph via the Daily Mail, about their romance, which has made headlines due to their 15-year age difference.

Reflecting on his younger years, he told the outlet that his daughter’s romance reminded him of his own past.

“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,'” Lionel, 64, remarked, before joking, “My daughter is getting me back for my Afro days! She’s 19. When you’re 19, you know everything.”

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Ha! Sofia can call this part of her life The Lord Phase and confuse everyone who thought maybe she’d found God. Parents do tend to call them like they see them. One summer in college, I dated an (age-appropriate) lifeguard and asked my mom what she thought. She said, “He’s a good summer boyfriend.” I was devastated because Lifeguard and I were obviously going to last forever, and poems would be written of our love… and then we broke up exactly two weeks after summer ended. The only thing that bugs me about Lionel’s response is who would ever dismiss his hair? It was glorious.

Sofia has already met Scott’s kids, which I assume Kourtney approved. When Scott posted a picture of the meeting to Instagram, Kendall Jenner, once a friend of Sofia’s, commented “Aww Scott and His Kids”. The only person trying to be supportive of the relationship is Momager, Kris Jenner. She confronted Scott about it – on the show, of course – but didn’t give him grief. For all of the ways I can go after both Kris and Scott, I think they do have a bond. Since Scott is kind of alone in the world, I think he needs his relationship with Kris.

Last Scott bit – apparently the family forgot to tell him Kim was having another baby. I’m not saying he didn’t bring it on himself, but that didn’t stop me from feeling bad for him when he found out.

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  1. Svea says:

    Only she seems to be ruining herself in the process. Some things are hard to come back from.

  2. Hh says:

    I would it’s a phase too. Growing pains on her part, disgusting on Scott’s part. You can tell it’s an “hey look, I’m adulting” thing because in all of her photos she’s doing the “I’m serious and sexy” face— well, trying to do. Bless her heart. 😉

  3. JeanGenie says:

    I wonder if she’s mentally ill.
    Not joking.
    This guy is awful, and she has so many options (in life and love). He’s not even a hot bad boy. Just bad.

    • Loopy says:

      Just realised she also dated Justin Bieber allegedly so did Kourtney their circle is such a cess pool of bf/gf swaps.

  4. Loopy says:

    Kendall has been trolling Sofia she recently named her new horse the same as the one Sofia had that recently died.

  5. minx says:

    I think Lionel is doing the right thing on this, though–step back and don’t turn Disick into forbidden fruit (ugh). Just stay out of her way and hopefully she’ll grow tired of the douche. And if she doesn’t, there’s nothing her father can do about it anyway.

  6. me says:

    Kris started dating Robert Kardashian when she was 17 and he was 29…so she can’t say sh*t to Scott anyways. Actually either can Kourtney, who herself is dating a much younger guy.

    • Loopy says:

      I dont know if they are just protecting his legacy but she claims that she lied to him and he thought she was older.

      • me says:

        I wouldn’t be surprised if she did in fact lie to him about her age. I watched the show last night and she admitted on it that she was seeing another guy when she met Robert. She said when the guy was out of town she had Robert “sneak over”. Then khloe said “mom you’re such a whore…now I know where we get it from!”. Take that for what it is.

  7. RBC says:

    So Sofia is younger sister of Nicole Ritchie who used to be in a tv series with Paris Hilton who once had Kim Kardashian working for her as an assistant
    Sofia used to date Justin Beiber who once hooked up with Kourtney Kardashian (Justin is also rumoured to have hooked up with Kim too)
    Justin has had an on and off relationship with Selena Gomez, also hooked up with Hailey Baldwin. Both women are(were) in Taylor Swift’s girl squad which also included Kendall Jenner at one time.
    Taylor Swift has been in a feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Kanye West used to be friends with JayZ and Beyonce.
    Rita Ora used to be on the record label owned by JayZ. Rita Ora used to date Rob Kardashian Jr
    This family certainly knows how to get around

    • gabbie says:

      hailey bladwin was never in taylor swift’s friend group, but she has grown up with the jenner girls.

  8. littlemissnaughty says:

    That’s not his Insta though. *hangsheadinshame* YES I know this, leave me alone.

    Honestly, I sometimes feel bad for him. He’s an exhausting manchild, no doubt. But he never stood a chance in that family and I do believe he loves(loved) Kourtney. Girl shouldn’t have had three children with him, he was in no shape. I think when his parents died, he went off the rails and hasn’t found his footing. Who would in that world he lives in? He’s a mess and Lionel is right to stand back and hope for the best.

  9. Molly says:

    Nicole Richie was an absolute mess of drugs and partying in her prime too. Lionel’s been around long enough to realize that endless money and minimal supervision leads to Rich Girl Bad Decisions.
    Although the fact that Nicole turned out so successful and domestic is a complete rarity. (Helped in large part because she’s legit funny with hustle.) Lionel shouldnt count on the fact that Sophia will eventually settle down with two kids and a network sitcom. For every socialite who becomes something, plenty more OD themselves into nothing.

    • holly hobby says:

      Well to be honest when Nicole was growing up, Lionel was hitting his stride (this was the 80’s- early 90s) careerwise. He was always touring. The absence led to the break up of his marriage with Brenda. However I watched Lionel’s interview with Piers Morgan (I know I know but that was one good show. That and Barry Gibb’s. Look it up on Youtube). He certainly handled Nicole’s troubles better than some people would. He gave her unconditional love and support.

      I really like Lionel Richie. Always did and always will!

  10. Clairej says:

    I just wish someone would stop trying to make her happen. Yes she is quite pretty, a lot of 19 year olds are. Another one who is riding on her Dad’s coat tails.

  11. Egla says:

    IF she was my daughter I sure as hell wouldn’t fight her openly about the relationship BUT I would tell him a couple of things not in front of my daughter. Sure I would let her know where I stand but boy he would hear hell from me. What is a 35 year old man father of 3 doing with a 19 year old girl? I have made people cry before I am sure I still got it

  12. Jay says:

    OK I’m going to be honest, I always thought Scott was hot because he hits all my marks – dark hair, pretty eyes, broad shoulders, strong jaw.

    But this was the first time I ever heard him talk. Ever. His voice is … quite higher than I thought it would be.

    Thank you for that because I no longer find him as hot. 😛

  13. Layla Love says:

    The girl is 19!! Get off her back . She will own her mistakes and learn from them like EVERYONE else.

  14. OOOHH! says:

    I’m not mad at her. At 19, I had my whole life planned out, everything made sense therefore everything was possible. I believed very much in myself, that is until I found the world to be a very cynical place. This gave way to self doubt, low self esteem, lack of confidence etc. Point is, when you’re young, people are constantly trying to correct you, tell you how awful life will turn if you don’t heed, so many opinions that eventually you begin to question and overanalyze everything and become hesitant to try new things.

    Let people grow, let them learn. You cannot berate her for this relationship, it’ll only make her resilient, more so if she finds u went behind her back to berate Scott (as one commenter said cos she could make people cry). Nonsense. The only rift you’ll be creating will be between you & ur child and this is where hiding relationship begins.