Is Lionel Richie on board with his daughter, Sofia Richie, dating Justin Bieber?! The legendary singer addressed the romance for the first time during an outing on Sept. 4…and it was pretty darn awkward. Watch here!
Lionel Richie, 67, was out with his young daughter, Sofia Richie, 18, when paparazzi hounded him with questions about the teenager’s relationship with Justin Bieber, 22. “I’m not going there!” He laughed to TMZ. “I have strict orders not to go there!”
But the questions didn’t stop, and Lionel stumbled through an awkward response when asked if the Biebs gets his fatherly approval. Eventually, Sofia got so “uncomfortable,” that she just began running away from the cameras, leaving her father in a fit of laughter. Watch it all go down here:
Even though the singer didn’t give too much intel into his feelings about the Biebs dating his little girl, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY heard that he’s all about the pairing. As we previously reported, Justin totally won his gal’s dad over, even though Lionel was “skeptical” at first. That Justin is quite a charmer, huh!?
As for Justin and Sofia, we actually haven’t seen them together in a few days, and fans got worried that their romance was on the rocks after he was seen hugging a mystery girl just last week. However, Sofia proved things were all good when she stepped out in the “Sorry” singer’s tour merchandise on Sept. 1, which obviously made quite a statement. Still, Justin is expected back in Europe for more Purpose shows this week, so don’t expect to see them together anytime soon — unless she flies out there with him, of course!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Lionel and Sofia’s reaction to her relationship with Justin? Do you think this romance will last?