Sweet! Lionel Richie totally ‘trusts’ his daughter Sofia and even believes she’s in ‘good hands’ with Justin Bieber! Wow! We’ve got all the EXCLUSIVE details on why the legendary singer is so cool about Sofia’s friendship with the Biebs, right here.
Lionel Richie, 67, doesn’t have a worry in the world when it comes to his daughter Sofia Richie, 17, having a close friendship with Justin Bieber, 22. “Lionel and Justin go way back. They met when Justin was just a kid and Lionel thinks he’s a good guy,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He’s happy that his daughter is enjoying herself and trusts that she’s in good hands. He doesn’t have anything but love for Justin. Plus, he knows his daughter is smart and bright, so no he’s not worried about her one bit.” That’s a relief!
We can see why Lionel’s so relaxed, seeing that Sofia and Justin seem to be having an absolute blast together. They recently arrived in Tokyo for a stop on his high-selling Purpose tour. His concert is scheduled for Aug. 13, so they’re definitely enjoying a little down time before the excitement begins! Sofia and Justin have certainly been inseparable as of late, having started their long hangout session with a coastal walk at Laguna Beach on Aug. 8. Since then, they’ve gone on a hike in Hollywood, hung out in his Los Angeles home and jet-setted across the globe! What a life!
Nicole Richie‘s lil sis especially enjoys Justin’s company since she can understand him, coming from a home of entertainers. “Sofia feels comfortable around Justin cause he reminds her a bit of her father Lionel,” a source told us. “She has grown up around artists and singers so she can really appreciate their creative energy.” So cool!
HollywoodLifers, would you expect Lionel and the Biebs to go way back?! Who knew? Let us know your thoughts!