Music legend Lionel Richie‘s youngest daughter, Sofia Richie, born in 1998, got engaged to the love of her life in April 2022. “Endlessly isn’t lengthy sufficient,” she captioned a submit displaying her now fiancé, Elliot Grainge, getting down on one knee to pop the query. The connection had Lionel’s seal of approval from the very starting, as an inside supply EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife he “couldn’t be happier” about their romance.
Whereas 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 assume I’ll get married once more. I’m slightly spooked on that,” he informed Irish Mirror in 2016. “You attempt marriage as soon as and also you attempt it twice and assume, ‘Do I need to roll the cube once more?’ I’m not satisfied.” Nevertheless, he hasn’t utterly given up on love. The 72-year-old “Caught On You” singer has been in a dedicated relationship with Swiss mannequin and former blogger Lisa Parigi, 32, since 2014. Have a look under to be taught extra about Lionel’s longtime lover and his ex-wives.
Brenda Harvey and Lionel have been faculty 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 top-of-the-line selections he made with Brenda. “Nicole was really a godsend. She was slightly lady who wanted a shot,” he informed People in February 2022. “She was used to individuals coming and going. She checked out me and I’d say, ‘I’m not going anyplace.’”
Sadly, Brenda and the American Idol choose divorced in 1993 reportedly attributable to an affair Lionel was having with who would grow to be his second spouse. Years prior in 1988, Brenda had been arrested for assaulting Lionel and his mistress after she caught them collectively at her house, per the Los Angeles Times.
Nevertheless, plainly they’ve been in a position to repair their relationship and Lionel even stated he pulls out all of the stops for Brenda on Mom’s Day. “In my case, my mom handed … however then I’ve acquired Nicole [Richie’s] mother,” the Grammy Award-winner informed Us Weekly in 2019. “I’m going to be busy on Mom’s Day. … We’ll have a semi-family reunion. I ship flowers, I do dinners. I do the entire thing.”
Diane Alexander appeared in Lionel’s music video as a dancer for his 1986 hit “Dancing on the Ceiling.” Their alleged affair seemingly started someday after that, and the 2 made their love official by tying the knot in 1995. The pair had two children collectively: daughter Sofia and son Miles Richie, who was born in 1994 earlier than his dad and mom have been legally wed. Their marriage resulted in 2005 attributable to irreconcilable variations, in line with Divorce Magazine. The location additionally claimed Diane requested for $300,000 a month in little one and spousal help, reasoning that she and Lionel “had a unprecedented, extravagant life-style.” There may be not a lot recognized about their relationship at present.
Lionel has been courting Swiss, Chinese language, and Caribbean mannequin and designer Lisa Parigi since 2014. They preserve their relationship very personal, however they often seem on red carpets together. Nevertheless, in a uncommon remark about their relationship, Lionel stated Lisa makes him really feel safe. “She’s extraordinarily stunning, however most significantly she’s good and helps me cope with my loopy world,” he gushed to People in 2019. “At the moment in my life whenever you will be so jaded about issues, [my girlfriend] Lisa type of makes every thing really feel a bit protected.”