Lionel Richie ‘demands talk with daughter Sofia’s beau Justin Bieber’


The Sorry singer has been partying and enjoying trips abroad with Lionel’s youngest daughter Sofia, who has just turned 18, and the “protective” father is allegedly concerned.

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In August Justin and Sofia enjoyed a trip to Japan, documenting their visit on social media, and later that month he whisked Sofia to a romantic getaway in Cabo San Lucas on a private jet to celebrate her 18th birthday where they were pictured kissing and cuddling.

Sofia and Justin revealed their romance on the singer’s Instagram page, but he was forced to shut down his social media account days later after lashing out at online trolls who attacked the model.

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“Lionel is very protective of Sofia. She’s his baby. When she started dating Justin, she promised her dad they were just friends nothing more. But obviously that’s not true now and Lionel is demanding a sit-down with Justin,” a source close to the family told Britain's Now magazine.

Another friend added that they fear Sofia is going to be wilder than her older sister Nicole (Richie) as she’s started partying with Justin at “some of the wildest bashes in the Hills”.

However, 67-year-old singer Lionel, who once dubbed Justin’s music “forgettable”, is no doubt concerned about the young pop star’s intentions after he was recently pictured walking around naked on a trip to Hawaii with model Sahara Ray. Further, while in London just after it emerged he was dating Sofia, the popstar was pictured partying in with model Bronte Blampied.

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“This is a reluctant meeting, but it’s going to have to happen now,” the insider added. “Everyone’s worried Justin’s leading Sofia down a bad path. She might come across all cool and hip, but she’s still daddy’s little girl and he wants answers.”

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