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Sofia Richie and Scott Disick have been dating for the past two years, and there were reports earlier this year that the couple were talking about getting engaged. While Sofia, 21, and Scott, 36, are going strong this December, Sofia’s father Lionel Richie apparently still has reservations about their romance, E! is reporting.
“Lionel has accepted their relationship but still isn’t entirely 100 percent on board with Scott mostly because of the age difference and how young Sofia is,” the source explained. “Lionel can see how happy Sofia is though so he is definitely making more of an effort with Scott.”
The three spent the holiday together, the source added. “Scott and Sofia are still together and all is well for now. They spent Thanksgiving with Lionel Richie, and they all flew together on his private jet for their holiday trip.”
To Lionel, his relationship with Sofia is what matters most. “He is a really honest, up front kind of guy and feels like his father-daughter relationship with Sofia is more important than anything so he’s trying to be there for Sofia and to be supportive of her despite his reservations about her relationship,” E!’s source said. “They all had a really great holiday together though and progress is for sure being made between Lionel and Scott.”
Back in 2017, Lionel said publicly that he didn’t think Sofia and Scott’s relationship would last. “She’s 19,” he told Australia’s Daily Telegraph, via E!. “When you’re 19 you know everything. Is it going to be for life? I don’t know. But for right now 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.”