Lionel Richie‘s family was by his side as he left his (literally) permanent mark on Hollywood.
“They’ve done so much to try to kill me,” Lionel, 68, jokingly told Entertainment Tonight about his children, before getting serious. “But to have them here? [All] I’ve heard all day was, ‘Dad, we’re so proud of you! Dad, we’re so proud of you!’ You know, that means everything to a parent.”
Some of Lionel’s famous friends, including Samuel L. Jackson and Jimmy Kimmel, were also in attendance to celebrate the singer.
Sofia revealed in her Instagram story that she was heading to the event despite battling an illness. “Strep throats not stopping me,” she captioned a video taken in the car ride over.
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“The initial reaction from Kourtney when she found out that Scott was dating Sofia was not positive,” an insider told PEOPLE. “Like most people, she thinks Sofia is way too young for him and doesn’t get it.”
Lionel has also voiced concern over his daughter’s much older boyfriend.
“She’s 19,” he said in an interview with The Daily Telegraph published in February. “When you’re 19 you know everything. Is it going to be for life? I don’t know. But for right now it’s just a phase and I’m going to stand real still in the corner, get me a good drink and not make too much noise.”
“Now I know what my parents meant when I came through the door with my Afro and my girlfriend and said ‘Dad, I’m in love’ and [he] looked at me and said ‘Okay, we’re going to leave you alone for a minute and you’ll figure it out,’ ” Lionel joked to The Daily Telegraph. “My daughter is getting me back for my Afro days!”