Who is lionel richie dating 2016

Lionel Richie, 67, was out with his young daughter, Sofia Richie, 18, when paparazzi hounded him with questions about the teenager’s relationship with Justin Bieber, 22. Watch it all go down here: Even though the singer didn’t give too much intel into his feelings about the Biebs dating his little girl, Hollywood has EXCLUSIVELY heard that he’s all about the pairing.

Eventually, Sofia got so “uncomfortable,” that she just began running away from the cameras, leaving her father in a fit of laughter.

” But the questions didn’t stop, and Lionel stumbled through an awkward response when asked if the Biebs gets his fatherly approval.

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However, Sofia proved things were all good when she stepped out in the “Sorry” singer’s tour merchandise on Sept. Still, Justin is expected back in Europe for more shows this week, so don’t expect to see them together anytime soon — unless she flies out there with him, of course!

Hollywood Lifers, what do you think of Lionel and Sofia’s reaction to her relationship with Justin?

Richie graduated from Joliet Township High School, East Campus.

A star tennis player in Joliet, he accepted a tennis scholarship to attend Tuskegee Institute, and dropped out of Tuskegee Institute after his sophomore year.

Richie seriously considered studying divinity to becoming a priest with the Episcopal Church, but ultimately decided he was not "priest material" and decided to continue his musical career.

As a student in Tuskegee, Richie formed a succession of R&B groups in the mid-1960s.In 1968 he became a singer and saxophonist with the Commodores.They signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 1968 for one record before moving on to Motown Records initially as a support act to The Jackson 5.The Commodores then became established as a popular soul group.Their first several albums had a danceable, funky sound, as in such tracks as "Machine Gun" and "Brick House." Over time, Richie wrote and sang more romantic, easy-listening ballads such as "Easy", "Three Times a Lady", "Still", and the tragic breakup ballad "Sail On".By the late 1970s he had begun to accept songwriting commissions from other artists.

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