Lionel Richie is an over-protective father who really wants to keep his daughters away from all ‘bad influence.’ Of course, by a bad influence, Lionel is referring to his daughter Sofia Richie’s boyfriend, Scott Disick.
Lionel reportedly wants that these two break up and it seems that he even reached out to Scott and asked him to leave his daughter alone.
‘Lionel has reached out to Scott multiple times to end his relationship with Sofia,’ according to an insider who spoke to Hollywood Life.
‘Lionel has made subtle hints to the media that he does not approve of the relationship,’ the source continued.
The insider said that Lionel thinks that 34-year-old Scott ‘is too old’ for his much younger daughter.
More than this, ‘[Scott’s] bad boy reputation is too much for Lionel,’ said the same source.
Considering the KUWK star as a bad influence, ‘the concerned father has made pleas to Scott to leave his daughter alone and date someone his own age.’
Lionel has also asked his daughter to leave the KUWK star whom she’s been dating since 2017.
‘Lionel has also discussed the issue with Sofia, but she is so young and rebellious, she refuses to listen to her father,’ the insider added.
‘Lionel is hoping Scott is more mature and respectful enough to obey his wishes, but so far no luck, which is breaking the dad’s heart,’ the source concluded.
Sofia’s own sister, Nicole Richie also considers Scott a bad influence over her, and she hasn’t given them her blessings. She thinks that this relationship is really unhealthy for Sofia and she will end up hurt by it.