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Lionel Richie 'scared to death' about daughter's new romance

FAMILY: Sofia (left) and Lionel Richie

LIONEL RICHIE is "in shock" over his daughter Sofia Richie's relationship with reality TV star and father-of-three, Scott Disick.

The new couple went public with their romance on social media last week, just after Sofia was spotted making out with 34-year-old Disick during a romantic break in Miami, Florida.

But, Lionel is not happy about his daughter's relationship with the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, telling US Weekly magazine:

“Have I been in shock? I'm the dad, come on. I’m scared to death, are you kidding me?"

The Hello singer has grabbed headlines in the past for his efforts as a protective dad - the 19 year-old model accused him of tracking her movements by looking up her location via her iPhone, but he laughed off the teenager's accusations.

"I keep trying to tell them [daughters], I don’t track," he insisted during an interview with USA Today in June (17). "I don’t understand. [Eldest daughter] Nicole thought I had investigators following her around.

"I keep trying to tell my kids the same thing: I own Chicago. I own Miami. I have been around the world. So when you go through the airport, I have friends. You cannot sneak into a club. I own that club.

"They think they are sneaky. So I get a phone call, ‘Hey, just want to let you know Sofia just walked in'. I mean, did I call him? No. I’m not tracking."

But Lionel, 68, accepts his two daughters are both adults who are capable of making their own decisions now.

"At this point now, some things are too much information. There are some things you don’t want to know," he said.

"Kids have to be kids. At some point, you have to let them go do their thing."

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