Oh! Lionel Richie knows all about Justin Bieber getting close to his 17-year-old daughter Sofia as of late. So, what does he think about their friendship? HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE details.
It looks like Lionel Richie, 67, is a Belieber! While we expected him to go into full papa bear mode about Justin Bieber, 22, spending a lot of time with his daughter Sofia Richie, 17, — he instead had a surprisingly cool reaction. “Lionel is currently OK with Justin hanging out with his daughter,” a source close to the singer tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He doesn’t want to cause any waves and as long as she is safe, he is fine with Justin hanging out with her. He has no other reason to think otherwise about Justin right now.” Good point!
Nicole Richie is also cool with her little sister’s friendship with the Biebs. “She is very protective of Sofia but for the most part she trusts her judgment,” a source close to the Candidly Nicole star EXCLUSIVELY tells us. Aww! Justin and Sofia certainly appear to be enjoying their time together, as the pair was last spotted together for a cool hike on Aug. 10. Their outing comes only one day after Sofia was photographed leaving Justin’s house in the morning, wearing a Calvin Klein sports bra and his printed pajama sweatpants. He does have pretty nifty clothes!
The pair was first seen on Aug. 8, taking a walk on Laguna beach. Justin and Sofia were even checking out a seal as it relaxed on the rocks. The “Let Me Love You” singer recently returned from a lavish Hawaiian vacation, where he partied with model Sahara Ray and a bevy of other stunners. Now, that he’s back in Calif., he’s been mostly hanging out with his friend Sofia.
HollywoodLifers, do you agree with Lionel’s super chill reaction to their friendship? Sounds off below!