Lionel Richie doesn’t think his daughter Sofia’s relationship with Scott Disick is built to last! He called it ‘just a phase.’ Get the deets!
No matter how serious it seems Sofia Richie, 19, and Scott Disick, 34, are getting, not everyone thinks the romance is built for the long haul. The teen’s father Lionel Richie, 68, opened up about what he thinks of the pair’s relationship in an interview. “It’s just a phase and I’m going to stand real still in the corner, get me a good drink and not make too much noise,” he said in an interview with Australian newspaper The Daily Telegraph, according to Daily Mail. “Now I know what my parents meant when I came through the door with my Afro and my girlfriend and said ‘Dad, I’m in love.’ My daughter is getting me back for my Afro days! She’s 19. When you’re 19 you know everything.” The “Hello” singer also gave the Kardashian family a nod for their ability to control their own public narratives. “This is a well-oiled machine, the Kardashian machine. I don’t really know what to think,” he said.
While Lionel may be dismissive of his kid’s relationship, she certainly isn’t. Sofia gave her boyfriend a shoutout on social media for Valentine’s Day after he was photographed buying expensive jewelry before the special day. The model has also already met Scott’s three children, Mason, Penelope, and Reign who he shares with his ex Kourtney Kardashian, 38. We’ve actually been hearing that Sofia is actually a better fit for the entrepreneur than the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was. “No one expected things with Scott and Sofia to get serious like this, even their close friends are shocked. But they really do work well together,” a friend of Scott’s previously explained to us, pointing out that Sofia’s age and easygoingness have made her a great girlfriend. “She doesn’t put many adult demands on Scott; he can get away with a lot. The ironic thing is that by giving Scott such a long leash she’s actually got him more in line than he’s ever been,” the source added. Hmm, doesn’t sound like just a phase to us!
HollywoodLifers, do you agree with Lionel that Sofia’s relationship with Scott is just a phase?