Lionel Richie and Lisa Parigi have been a pair for quite some time now. The couple attended parties and walked red carpets together with out many people giving them much notice. That changed this week when people suddenly became aware of their 40 year age difference.
Lionel Richie is 71-years-old and Lisa Parigi is allegedly 30-years-old. Parigi is from Switzerland and came to the US as a young adult, moving to Los Angeles.
Richie has been married twice. In 1975 he married Brenda Harvey-Richie, mother of Nicole Richie. The pair separated in 1993. Harvey currently still owns the rights to most of Richie’s classics through her publishing house, Brenda Richie Publishing, which she established in 1993.
In 1995, he remarried with Diane Alexander. Their relationship reportedly overlapped that of Richie and Harvey. The couple share two kids, Miles Brockman Richie and Sofia Richie. They divorced in 2004,
A lot of people were confused why Richie was trending Monday morning. When fans began clicking through the posts they realized it was because of a bunch of people just realizing the age gap.
Lionel Richie with his new Bae, he’s 71 and she’s 30, love wins ❤️ pic.twitter.com/6csW7dhlFa— K U L A N I (@kulanicool) February 22, 2021
Because of how low key the couple has been, many mistook them as a “new” pair. The two have been together over 7 years.
Parigi is only 8 years older than Richie’s youngest daughter Sofia, who also famously dated an older man as well. Sofia was linked to Scott Disick who is 16 years her senior. They began dating when she was 18.
Richie was famously not happy about the pair. “Lionel has accepted their relationship but still isn’t entirely 100 percent on board with Scott mostly because of the age difference and how young Sofia is,” the source told E!. “Lionel can see how happy Sofia is though so he is definitely making more of an effort with Scott.”
“He is a really honest, up front kind of guy and feels like his father-daughter relationship with Sofia is more important than anything so he’s trying to be there for Sofia and to be supportive of her despite his reservations about her relationship,” E!’s source said. “They all had a really great holiday together though and progress is for sure being made between Lionel and Scott.”
Its safe to say that while Scott and Sofia’s age gap is an issue, his and Parigi’s is not a problem.
Lionel Richie, 71, and his Bae, Lisa Parigi, 30, I call it love. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/PonnFxFxyQ— Mtembezi ™ (@AdamMaina_) February 22, 2021