Hello, is it acceptance Scott’s looking for? Too bad! Lionel Richie is far from Scott Disick’s biggest fan, and it’s causing quite the rift in his relationship with Lionel’s 19-year-old daughter, Sofia Richie. So much so, that the pair have reportedly called it quits as a result.
First, a source revealed to In Touch that Lord Disick was willing to do “whatever he can” to snag his possible future father-in-law’s approval. “He can be super charming when he wants to be, and he’s gone out of his way to try to impress Lionel,” the source explained. However, even with Scott’s efforts, the legendary singer, 68, couldn’t shake the idea that “Sofia should go for someone who is more age-appropriate and responsible.”
Considering that Scott is 35 years old with three children, has a tumultuous relationship with his ex Kourtney Kardashian, and a history of drug and alcohol abuse, it’s hardly a surprise that Lionel has his reservations — and as it turns out, Scott played right into them.
According to TMZ, Scott was noticeably “wasted” and telling people that he’s single at Kanye West’s album premiere party on May 31. That’s not all, though. The publication also claimed that the reality star was shacking up with some mystery woman. “[They] were flirty and touching each other during at least two of Kanye's songs,” a source explained.
But that wasn't the first time Scott cheated on Sofia in the past week. "Sofia and Scott split up," an insider told Us Weekly. "He cheated on her in Miami and she found out and told Lionel," the source says. He said he is going to cut her off and write her out of his will if she continues her relationship with Scott as he thinks he’s extremely toxic for her."
The couple was still technically together when Scott was spotted cozying up to a mystery woman at Kanye's album release party, and that was the final straw for Sofia.
This is the part where Lionel gets to say, “I told you so,” right? Just in time, too! Before this alleged scandal, Scott and Sofia were moving forward — fast! The pair even jetted off to St. Barts over Memorial Day weekend for an intimate getaway. After posting romantic picture after romantic picture, it seemed the two had no intention of hitting the brakes anytime soon (with or without Lionel’s stamp of approval). Then again, this is Scott we're talking about! As a perpetual bachelor, can we really be surprised by his behavior?