19-year-old model Sofia has been dating Kourtney Kardashian's baby daddy for almost a year, but despite that, her father thinks it's simply a phase.
During an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the "Hello" hitmaker said, "She's 19. 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." Lionel went on to share his reflections on parenthood. "Now I know what my parents meant when I came through the door with my Afro and my girlfriend and said, 'Dad, I'm in love.' He looked at me and said, 'OK, we're going to leave you alone for a minute and you'll figure it out. My daughter is getting me back for my Afro days!"
Disick and Sofia Richie have been pictured numerous times at different events, as well as canoodling on private yachts. Disick famously split from the mother of his three children, Kourtney Kardashian in 2015, after almost ten years of dating. The pair almost married on one occasion, but opted it against it, but had children Mason, Reign, and Penelope. After the split Disick dated around and was spotted with Bella Thorne and a variety of models before getting exclusive with Sofia.
Although Richie doubts the longevity of the relationship, he has been quoted praising Scott. "From what I met of him, he's a very nice guy. When you hang around the reality world, who knows what you're really doing? This is a well-oiled machine, the Kardashian machine. I don't really know what to think. I told Sofia I will have no opinion. I'll continue to be my cheerful self and move on."
According to E! News, a source close to the family has stated Lionel will do whatever it takes to ensure his daughter's happiness - even if that means keeping his mouth shut.