Music legend Lionel Richie‘s youngest daughter, Sofia Richie, born in 1998, got engaged to the love of her life in April 2022. “Forever isn’t lengthy sufficient,” she captioned a publish exhibiting her now fiancé, Elliot Grainge, getting down on one knee to pop the query. The relationship had Lionel’s seal of approval from the very starting, as an inside supply EXCLUSIVELY instructed HollywoodLife he “could not be happier” about their romance.
While the Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy-winning artist isn’t married as of this writing, he has walked down the aisle twice earlier than – which can have been sufficient for him. “I don’t think I’ll get married again. I’m a little spooked on that,” he instructed Irish Mirror in 2016. “You try marriage once and you try it twice and think, ‘Do I want to roll the dice again?’ I’m not convinced.” However, he hasn’t fully given up on love. The 72-year-old “Stuck On You” singer has been in a dedicated relationship with Swiss mannequin and former blogger Lisa Parigi, 32, since 2014. Take a glance beneath to study extra about Lionel’s longtime lover and his ex-wives.
Brenda Harvey and Lionel had been school sweethearts, having met at Tuskegee University, the place Lionel graduated with a level in economics. They married in 1974 and adopted 9-year-old Nicole Richie in 1990. Reflecting on Nicole’s adoption, Lionel stated it was probably the greatest choices he made with Brenda. “Nicole was actually a godsend. She was a little girl who needed a shot,” he instructed People in February 2022. “She was used to people coming and going. She looked at me and I’d say, ‘I’m not going anywhere.’”
Unfortunately, Brenda and the American Idol decide divorced in 1993 reportedly on account of an affair Lionel was having with who would change into his second spouse. Years prior in 1988, Brenda had been arrested for assaulting Lionel and his mistress after she caught them collectively at her condominium, per the Los Angeles Times.
However, plainly they’ve been capable of repair their relationship and Lionel even stated he pulls out all of the stops for Brenda on Mother’s Day. “In my case, my mother passed … but then I’ve got Nicole [Richie’s] mom,” the Grammy Award-winner instructed Us Weekly in 2019. “I’m going to be busy on Mother’s Day. … We’ll have a semi-family reunion. I send flowers, I do dinners. I do the whole thing.”
Diane Alexander appeared in Lionel’s music video as a dancer for his 1986 hit “Dancing on the Ceiling.” Their alleged affair possible started someday after that, and the 2 made their love official by tying the knot in 1995. The pair had two youngsters collectively: daughter Sofia and son Miles Richie, who was born in 1994 earlier than his dad and mom had been legally wed. Their marriage resulted in 2005 on account of irreconcilable variations, in line with Divorce Magazine. The website additionally claimed Diane requested for $300,000 a month in youngster and spousal help, reasoning that she and Lionel “had an extraordinary, extravagant lifestyle.” There isn’t a lot recognized about their relationship as we speak.
Lionel has been relationship Swiss, Chinese, and Caribbean mannequin and designer Lisa Parigi since 2014. They hold their relationship very personal, however they often seem on crimson carpets collectively. However, in a uncommon remark about their relationship, Lionel stated Lisa makes him really feel safe. “She’s extremely beautiful, but most importantly she’s smart and helps me deal with my crazy world,” he gushed to People in 2019. “At this time in my life when you can be so jaded about things, [my girlfriend] Lisa kind of makes everything feel a bit safe.”