Musical legend Lionel Richie is not a fan of his 19-year-old daughter’s relationship with Scott Disick. As one of the most talked about and scandalized recent couplings, the prospect of Sofia Richie and Scott Disick dating is confusing to some. Especially with the glaring age difference as Disick is 34.
One person who is taking issue with this relationship is Richie’s famous father Lionel. When asked about the relationship and if he was happy for his daughter, the singer responded, “I’m scared to death, are you kidding me?”
The couple has known each other, or at least known of each other, for some time simply due to proximity as Sofia was friends with Kylie and Kendall, half-sister of Disick’s ex-girlfriend and mother of his three children. They’ve moved in similar circles for awhile and it seems that at some point they started becoming involved.
The twosome has been seen canoodling and being very hands-on around Los Angeles and on various jaunts out of the country. On October 2nd, they were seen pouring on the PDA as they were out enjoying water sports.
While Lionel didn’t give any additional comment about the state of his daughter’s romantic life, there are a few different reasons he could be concerned.
Firstly, the age gap. While age gaps can be a nonfactor when individuals are relatively older, when one person is young and hasn’t garnered much wisdom through life experience, they can be easily influenced by the other. Especially in the name of love.
Also, Disick is known to be a real wild child and party boy. Many reports have stated that he’s always liked to party and have a good time but after he and Kourtney broke up, that sent him into a self-loathing spiral of depression and bad behavior. Things that included alcohol, sex, and multiple women.
Disick also has young children. A 19-year-old isn’t necessary in the life place or head space to navigate the realities of parenthood, no matter the amount of wealth or resources either person may have.
Aside from normal parental protectedness, it seems Lionel has good reasons to be concerned.