Award-winning singer/songwriter Lionel Richie has finally broken his silence on his 19-year-old daughter Sofia Richie dating 34-year-old Scott Disick.
According to USMagazine, the “All Night Long” singer has “been in shock” over his daughter’s romance with the father of Kourtney Kardashian’s three young children.
“Have I been in shock?! I’m the dad, come on,” the “Hello” singer exclusively told Us at the American Idol auditions in New York City on Wednesday, October 4.
Richie went on to say how he’s “scared to death” of his teenage daughter dating the Hollywood bad boy.
When asked if he was happy for the new couple, the multi-Grammy winner quipped, “I’m scared to death, are you kidding me?”
According to sources, the two began dating in late September after hitting it off in New York City. The public became aware of their romance after Scott posted a photo of the couple snuggled up together in Miami.
Two weeks after that on October 2nd the couple was seen vacationing in Mexico where a video later surfaced on social media of the two celebrating a secret occasion with a cake that read “Congratulations Scott and Sophia”. Since then, the two have been spotted together non-stop.
Scott shares three children with Kourtney Kardashian, 7-year-old Mason, 5-year-old Penelope, and 2-year-old Reign.
38-year-old Kourtney who is currently vacationing with her 24-year-old model boyfriend Younes Bendjima is said to be completely unbothered by Scott’s new romance.
“Kourtney thinks this fling with Sofia is a little weird, but nothing shocks her anymore,” a source told Us after news of Disick and Richie’s hookup became public.
”Kourtney just wants Scott to be his old self. She shares three kids with him, so she’ll always want the best for him and will always make sure he’s happy.”
Take a look at Scott and Sofia in recent times.