Lionel Richie on Daughter Sofia Dating Scott Disick: “I’m Scared to Death”
After months of being “just friends,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and Sofia Richie are finally going public with their relationship.
Though they both seem happier than ever, the teenager’s father isn’t so thrilled.
The “Hello” crooner, who is set to appear on the upcoming season of American Idol, was asked about his daughter’s new man and shared his concerns.
“Have I been in shock?! I’m the dad, come on. I’m scared to death, are you kidding me?” he confessed to Us Weekly.
It was recently reported the 19-year-old is smitten with the reality star, despite having previously claimed the pair were just close friends.
“Since returning to LA, Scott and Sofia are inseparable. They are spending everyday together,” a source revealed.
“Sofia seems smitten. It's obvious that she looks up to Scott. She constantly giggles around him. They are very flirty. Scott takes care of her, opens the car door and pays for everything.”
Justin Bieber’s ex is also not afraid of the fact the 34-year-old has three children — 7-year-old Mason, 5-year-old Penelope, and 2-year-old Reign — with ex Kourtney Kardashian.
Back in June, Sofia insisted the pair were just friends after they were spotted getting close in Cannes.
In fact, this was around the same time Scott was spotted with a bevy of babes, including actress Bella Thorne.
"The last time I'm gonna say it. Scott and I are just friends. I'm single and focused on friends, family and work. #againrelax [sic],” she wrote on Twitter.
"Just so everyone can get their panties out of their asses, Scott and I are just homies #relax [sic].”
Just months ago many believed the father of three was lashing out after Kourt struck up a romance with Younes Bendjima.
And, despite not being together anymore, the 38-year-old wants to make sure Scott is around for their children.
“She wants her kids to have a relationship with him. She hopes that by allowing him to see the kids, it will motivate him,” the source shared.
“The kids are the best possible influence on Scott. When he is on dad duty and takes them to the movies or out to lunch, he is at his best."
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