Talk about daddy issues! Justin Bieber may be smitten with Sofia Richie, but her dad, Lionel Richie, could be getting in the way of their relationship — because JB is totally intimidated by Sofia’s papa! Get the details right here!
Justin, 22, and Sofia, 18, already seem to be headed in a serious direction, as they’ve been spending lots of one on one time together recently. But their fling hasn’t quite gotten to the “meet the parents” part, which could end up being a deal breaker for the pair. Why is that? Because Justin is absolutely “dreading” the idea of meeting Lionel, who apparently isn’t such a fan of the Biebs!
“Lionel’s furious at how out of control Sofia’s gotten,” an insider close to the Richies told OK magazine. “Seeing her all over Justin was a nightmare.”
Despite how Lionel supposedly feels about his daughter dating Justin, both JB and Sofia have made their PDA pretty hard to avoid. Since they were first seen holding hands by the beach in August, Sofia and Justin have been all over each other, most recently going on a romantic couple’s getaway to Cabo — where they turned up the heat big time. Surely Daddy Richie wasn’t thrilled about that one!
If and when the time does come that Justin and Lionel do meet, the source said that it may not go so well for Justin. He hates confrontation, so Justin could crack under the pressure of meeting Sofia’s dad even though he clearly cares for her! Hopefully Sofia will be able to keep Justin and her dad at ease?!
But while Justin may be concerned about meeting Lionel, an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Lionel actually appreciates what Justin did for his daughter. Remember when Justin totally shut down Internet trolls who were hating on Sofia? Lionel apparently saw Justin’s sweet gesture for Sofia, and that put JB on Lionel’s good side. Maybe there won’t be much for Justin to worry about after all. With Justin and Sofia looking happier than ever, we’re certainly eager for the Biebs and Lionel to meet!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think Justin and Lionel’s meeting will be like? Do you think Lionel approves of Justin and Sofia’s relationship? Tell us below!