Lionel Richie Asked Nicole To Intervene In Sofia, Scott Disick Relationship?

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Did Lionel Richie really ask daughter Nicole Richie to intervene in the relationship between Scott Disick and her younger sister, Sofia Richie? That’s the claim in one of this week’s new tabloids, which says the singer believes his older daughter can convince her sibling to dump the reality star. But Gossip Cop looked into the story and we’ve exclusively learned the truth.

A so-called “snitch” tells the National Enquirer, “Nicole made a lot of bad choices, but completely turned her life around. Lionel thinks she’d have even more sway over her sister because of that.” The outlet’s questionable insider adds, “He knows Sofia looks up to Nicole. He’s praying Nicole can save her.”

A reliable source close to Lionel, however, exclusively tells Gossip Cop they’ve never heard of such an arrangement. This story seems to have been manufactured based on a recent interview in which the singer admitted he’s worried about his 19-year-old daughter dating the 34-year-old TV personality. Lionel told Us Weekly, “Have I been in shock?! I’m the dad, come on. I’m scared to death, are you kidding me?” The magazine actually noted that the singer was semi-joking about the situation, but regardless of how he may feel about his daughter’s boyfriend, we’re told he hasn’t instructed Nicole to split them up.

In fact, this isn’t the first time we’ve had to call out the Enquirer for concocting a story involving the singer and one of his daughter’s boyfriends. Back when Sofia was dating Justin Bieber last year, Gossip Cop busted the magazine for falsely claiming Lionel proposed a collaboration with Bieber just so he could keep a close eye on him. Shortly before that fabrication, we debunked the tabloid’s sister outlet, Star, for publishing a bogus article about Lionel confronting Bieber over his relationship with Sofia. This latest tale regarding the model’s current boyfriend is equally baseless.

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