In an exclusive interview with Life & Style, Lionel Richie, 68, talks about his daughter Sofia Richie’s relationship with reality TV star Scott Disick. When asked directly about his previous comment that he’s “scared to death” about Sofia dating Scott, a 34-year-old father of three he said, “I’m scared to death about anybody dating anybody,” he joked.

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But he sounded like he still hoped the romance wouldn’t last. “C’mon, she’s 19,” Lionel confesses. “She’s going to go take the turn and get through it and come out the other side…. It will course itself."

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