Sunday 25 February 2018

Lionel Richie 'scared to death' over daughter Sofia's relationship with Scott Disick

The new couple went public with its romance by sharing a date picture with fans on social media last week. Photo: Sofia Richie / Instagram
The new couple went public with its romance by sharing a date picture with fans on social media last week. Photo: Sofia Richie / Instagram
Minnie Mouse and Sofia Richie attend Monse SS18 NYFW show at The Eugene on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for Disney)
Scott Disick (L) and ex Kourtney Kardashian in 2015. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images for Calvin Klein)
Sofia Richie. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Pat McGrath's Unlimited Collection )
(L-R) Scott Disick, Sofia Richie and Josie Marie Canseco attend Kith Sport fashion show during New York Fashion Week at the Classic Car Club on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/Getty Images)
Sofia Richie (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for DL1961)
(L-R) Singer Lionel Richie, daughter Nicole Richie and daughter Sophia Richie in 2008. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

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Lionel Richie 'scared to death' about daughter's new romance with Scott Disick.

The new couple went public with its romance by sharing a date picture with fans on social media last week, just after teenager Sofia was spotted making out with 34-year-old Scott during a romantic break in Miami, Florida.

(L-R) Scott Disick, Sofia Richie and Josie Marie Canseco attend Kith Sport fashion show during New York Fashion Week at the Classic Car Club on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/Getty Images)
(L-R) Scott Disick, Sofia Richie and Josie Marie Canseco attend Kith Sport fashion show during New York Fashion Week at the Classic Car Club on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/Getty Images)

But Lionel is not happy about his little girl's relationship with the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, who is dad to Kourtney Kardashian's three young kids.

“Have I been in shock? I'm the dad, come on,” the R&B legend tells Us Weekly magazine. “I’m scared to death, are you kidding me?"

The Hello singer has grabbed headlines in the past for his efforts as a protective dad - the 19-year-old model accused him of tracking her movements by looking up her location via her iPhone, but he laughed off the teenager's accusations.

"I keep trying to tell them (daughters), I don’t track," he insisted during an interview with USA Today in June.

Scott Disick (L) and ex Kourtney Kardashian in 2015. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images for Calvin Klein)
Scott Disick (L) and ex Kourtney Kardashian in 2015. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images for Calvin Klein)

"I don’t understand. (Eldest daughter) Nicole thought I had investigators following her around.

I keep trying to tell my kids the same thing: 'I own Chicago. I own Miami. I have been around the world. So when you go through the airport, I have friends. You cannot sneak into a club. I own that club.'

Sofia Richie (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for DL1961)
Sofia Richie (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for DL1961)

"They think they are sneaky. So I get a phone call, ‘Hey, just want to let you know Sofia just walked in'. I mean, did I call him? No. I’m not tracking."

But Lionel, (68), accepts his two daughters are both adults who are capable of making their own decisions now.

Sofia Richie. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Pat McGrath's Unlimited Collection )
Sofia Richie. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Pat McGrath's Unlimited Collection )

"At this point now, some things are too much information. There are some things you don’t want to know," he said.

"Kids have to be kids. At some point, you have to let them go do their thing."

(L-R) Singer Lionel Richie, daughter Nicole Richie and daughter Sophia Richie in 2008. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
(L-R) Singer Lionel Richie, daughter Nicole Richie and daughter Sophia Richie in 2008. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

Disick was recently linked with Sofia's friend, stylist Chloe Bartoli.

The pair were seen enjoying a PDA session in Cannes in May when Chloe flew out to the exclusive beach resort with Sofia.

Disick was also linked with Chloe in 2015. In fact, his encounter with the Los Angeles-based stylist in Monte Carlo in 2015 was ultimately what prompted Kourtney to call time on their nine-year on and off relationship.

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