In an exclusive interview Wednesday with Us Weekly, crooner Lionel Richie revealed that as a father, he was scared to death for his 19-year old model daughter currently going out with 34-year old Scott Disick, a previous Keeping Up With the Kardashian figure and who has three children with Kourtney Kardashian.
“Have I been in shock?! I’m the dad, come on,” the “Hello” singer exclusively told Us at the American Idol auditions in New York City on Wednesday, October 4.
When asked if he was happy for the new couple, the multi-Grammy winner quipped, “I’m scared to death, are you kidding me?”
Richie didn’t really refer to any of Scott’s wild ways, or the fact he has three young children, but of course he can’t help being a dad expressing his fears over his daughter looking for love in the fast-paced and invasive Hollywood scene.
The report goes on that Richie’s model daughter started dating the E! reality star in early September, as Us exclusively reported, when a source told at the time, “Things became official over the past week while they were in New York City together.”
Disick then made their relationship Instagram official on September 23 by sharing an intimate photo of them snuggling up together in Miami.
The twosome later jetted off to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on October 2 for a PDA filled vacation and kissing while they rode jet skis.
“Kourtney thinks this fling with Sofia is a little weird, but nothing shocks her anymore,” a source told Us after news of Disick and Richie’s hookup became public. ”Kourtney just wants Scott to be his old self. She shares three kids with him, so she’ll always want the best for him and will always make sure he’s happy.”