Following in the footsteps of her sister Nicole, 19-year-old Sofia Richie is fast becoming a tabloid sensation. The youngest daughter of soul legend Lionel is not only an in-demand fashion model, she’s also now dating a much older man who’s not exactly a stranger to showbiz dynasties. Here’s a look at the latest celebrity power couple.
Sofia was born in 1988 in Los Angeles to Lionel Richie and Diane Alexander. As well as having a bona fide soul legend as her father, she also had the King of Pop as her godfather. Sofia spent some of her childhood at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch and developed a close friendship with his daughter Paris.
Sofia began singing aged five, took up the piano just two years later and occasionally performed at her father’s live shows. By her teens she was planning to pursue a career in the music industry. She subsequently worked on her vocals with Tim Carter, the voice coach who helped to guide the superstar that is Beyonce.