Lionel Richie Plants a Kiss on His Daughter Sofia While Twinning in Black in Cute Family Snaps

Iconic singer Lionel Richie displays some fatherly love in a couple of Instagram snaps posted to his daughter Sofia's Instagram. Sofia is coming out from under the shadows of the famous family. 

Sofia Richie, who is a model, fashion designer - and who also happens to be Lionel Richie's daughter - took to Instagram to show off the enviable relationship she shares with her famous dad. 

In the first of the simple yet endearing snaps, she gives her best modeling face, whilst Lionel has a classic dad vibe with an earnest grin. In the second snap, he kisses her on the temple affectionately. 

Lionel Richie kisses his daughter Sofia in her Instagram story on January 28, 2021 | Source: Instagram/sofiarichie

Lionel Richie kisses his daughter Sofia in her Instagram story on January 28, 2021 | Source: Instagram/sofiarichie

STUCK ON YOU: A FATHER'S LOVE 

The sweet shots, which Lionel added to his Instagram stories as well, evidence a strong and genuine bond between the two. Growing up, Lionel provided Sofia with a tough-love approach. Sofia hypothesized

"My dad is more strict because of my sister."

She refers to Nicole Richie, who garnered a reputation for being a bit of a wild child back in the day. The impact Nicole's adolescence had on Sofia's own upbringing is just one of many little-known facts
about the star. 
 FAMILY MATTERS

Whilst the Internet went bananas over the pics, agreeing with Sofia's sentiment that she and her dad were twinning, there have definitely been some differences between Sofia and the rest of her famous fam. 

Lionel and his partner Lisa Parigi have approximately four decades between them, but that hasn't stopped them from carving out a beautiful relationship. 

Back when Sofia Richie was dating Scott Disick (of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" fame), Nicole and Lionel were never 100% on board. However, they fiercely supported her through the eventual breakup.

A 'MODEL' DAD

Whenever Lionel shows up on Sofia's feed, it is truly delightful. Sofia is clearly the pro model, but dad brings an irreplaceable goof to the shots. Sofia cherishes the pics, in one post declaring

"Jeez I love you @lionelrichie'"

Sometimes, the simplest words are the most effective. And Lionel clearly seems to echo Sofia's sentiment in their latest, love-filled shot

ANOTHER AGE GAP 

He might not have fully approved of Sofia's relationship with Scott, which featured a 16-year age gap, but one can't help but notice that the singer himself is in a happy, healthy relationship with a younger woman. 

Lionel and his partner Lisa Parigi have approximately four decades between them, but that hasn't stopped them from carving out a beautiful relationship, full of travels and special family moments. 

No matter the circumstances, support abounds in this tight-knit family circle. As Sofia breaks away more and more from her dad's name and begins to create her own, we know he'll continue to be there for her. 

So, perhaps the dad and daughter don't look too similar physically, but they seem to be twinning in terms of their strong family values and passionate personalities. Which may be even better. 

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