Why Lionel Richie Is ‘Scared to Death’ About Daughter Sofia’s Relationship With Scott Disick

Lionel Richie performs at Madison Square Garden

Lionel Richie performs in concert | Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Reality TV star Scott Disick, who has three children with Kourtney Kardashian, is now in a relationship with Sofia Richie, the daughter of musician Lionel Richie. Since going public with the news, the pair has been spotted getting affectionate as they jet set all over the place, but not everyone is thrilled they’re an item. In fact, Sofia’s father isn’t giving the couple his blessing.

When asked what he thought about his daughter’s relationship with Disick, who is 15 years her senior, the legendary singer did not hold back and said he’s actually “scared to death” for her. Let’s take a quick look at what’s been going on with the couple and why the iconic singer is concerned for Richie.

Next: Where they were first seen

Sofia Richie and Scott Disick sparked romance rumors during Cannes Film Festival

Scott Disick, Sofia Richie and Josie Marie Canseco attend Kith Sport fashion show during New York Fashion Week at the Classic Car Club

Scott Disick, Sofia Richie, and Josie Marie Canseco were seen together during New York Fashion Week. | Chance Yeh/Getty Images

Richie and Disick first sparked romance rumors when they were spotted getting cozy on a yacht in France during the Cannes Film Festival in May 2017. However, the reality star was reportedly cuddling up to other women at that time as well, so things didn’t seem that serious.

Next: Her first response

The model first denied they were dating

Sofia Richie

Sofia Richie | Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

In an attempt to end any speculation that they were dating though, the fashion model took to Twitter and denied romance reports insisting that they were just friends.

Next: Making it official

The pair finally made romance Instagram official

Scott Disick and Sofia Richie

Scott Disick and Sofia Richie | Sofia Richie via Instagram

Despite Richie’s denial a few months earlier, the pair finally confirmed their relationship in September 2017 when they made things Instagram official.

Following some major PDA sessions in Miami, Disick posted a photo of the two of them together to his Instagram stories.  Richie then did the same on her account.

Next: Adventures together

They documented a trip to Mexico together via social media

A post shared by Sofia Richie (@sofiarichie) on

Soon after making things official, the couple boarded a flight to Mexico for a week-long getaway, which they documented on social media.

E! News reported that they stayed at Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis’ house with some of Disick’s friends. An insider told the media outlet that they enjoyed each other’s company and continued to pack on the PDA. 

“Scott and Sofia seem very happy together and are very affectionate,” the source shared. “They always had their arms wrapped around each other and were kissing and hugging.”

Next: What her father thinks

Lionel Richie hasn’t given his stamp of approval

Lionel and Sofia Richie

Lionel and Sofia Richie | Christopher Polk/Getty Images for SAG-AFTRA Foundation

Richie’s father isn’t happy that she’s flaunting her relationship with Disick all over. The “Hello” singer said that he was surprised by the news of who his daughter is dating and admitted that he’s “scared” about it.

“Have I been in shock?! I’m the dad, come on,” the American Idol judge told US Weekly. “I’m scared to death, are you kidding me?”

A source revealed that Lionel Richie is aware of Disick’s “playboy ways” and doesn’t want his daughter to get hurt by him.

Kourtney Kardashian is fine with them dating

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian | Chris Delmas/AFP/Getty Images

While Richie’s dad freaked out a bit over the relationship, Disick’s ex is apparently cool with it.

According to TMZ, sources said the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is fine with her kids’ father dating Sofia. Besides she’s moved on herself with Younes Bendjima, so she’s glad Disick has too.

The couple continues to post PDA pics

Sofia Richie and Scott Disick kissing on a plane

Sofia Richie and Scott Disick kissing on a plane | Sofia Richie via Instagram

No matter where these two lovebirds are, they just can’t seem to keep their hands off each other. A friend of the pair snapped a photo of them holding hands and kissing on board a private jet. Soon after, Richie added it to her Instagram stories.

While some sources have claimed that the model is way more into the relationship than Disick, it sure looks like he’s into her as well. Only time will tell.

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