Like Father, Like Daughter! See Lionel and Sofia Richie's Sweetest Moments
The saying "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree" couldn't be more true when it comes to Sofia and Lionel Richie. Not only does the father-daughter duo look alike, they're both incredibly talented, too. While Lionel has established himself as one of music's most successful singer-songwriters, his youngest child Sofia — whom he shares with ex-wife Diane Alexander — has made a name for herself as a model and fashion designer. Oh, and just in case you were wondering, she can sing, too!
In fact, when Sofia told Lionel that she wanted to follow in his footsteps, he doled out some tough love. "I told her, 'I wish you lots of failure, young,'" Lionel told reporters at an "American Idol" event back in February 2020, per People. "We're in a business where it's how you recover and 'yes, yes, yes' does not feel terrible, so you have to get smacked in the face. I said, 'You're going to have a little bit more of a different time because you're coming from a family where they expect a little bit more.'"
In spite of the tough advice, Lionel is very supportive of Sofia. He walked her down the aisle at her wedding — which took place on April 22 at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Rock in Antibes, France — where she tied the knot wearing Chanel with music executive Elliot Grainge. Lionel can even be heard proudly saying, "That's my kid," in a video posted on Sofia's TikTok page.
Along with Sofia, Lionel is also father to his oldest daughter Nicole and his son Miles. See Lionel and Sofia's cutest father-daughter moments ahead.