Sofia Richie‘s father gave the stamp of approval on her new relationship.
According to a supply near the mannequin, Sofia’s father, singer and American Idol choose Lionel Richie, very a lot approves of her new romance with music government Elliot Grainge, who’s the son of Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge. The two had been first noticed collectively earlier this month in Beverly Hills. On April 8, Sofia confirmed their romance on Instagram with pics of the 2 trying cozy that she captioned with a coronary heart.
“Sofia and Elliot have known each other for years but just recently became romantic,” an insider tells E! of the pairing. “They weren’t close growing up but Lionel has been friends with Elliot’s father and has worked with him for years.”
Lionel “completely adores” his daughter’s new man, the supply continues.
“He thinks they are a perfect match and it was very natural progression for Sofia and Elliot to get together,” says the insider. “They are all family friends and Sofia and Elliot [started] hanging out more recently this year. She thinks he’s hilarious and loves that he is a chill guy.”