Lionel Richie became a trending topic for one reason.
The 30-year-age difference between him and his bae.
The American Idol judge is dating a woman named Lisa Parigi, who is 30 and he’s 71. Social media had mixed feelings because Lisa is around the same age of Lionel’s daughters. Nicole Richie is 39 and Sophia Richie is 22. Take a look at what some online users had to say:
Whaatttt!!! Lionel Richie with his new Bae, he's 71 and she's 30, yaani Lionel was 40 when this beautiful woman was born 🤔 Brothers don't be in a hurry to marry, maybe your soul mate isn't born yet pic.twitter.com/E7vwedUz8k
— Guru Voke 🇰🇪 (@guru_voke) February 22, 2021
Lionel Richie inspires me to never give up on love, that I can find true love from granddaughter's friend pic.twitter.com/jSfz8zYK1u
— Thabo 🌴 (@ThaboDJaneiroSA) February 22, 2021
As reported on The Blast, Lisa responded to the backlash with a cryptic message. She said, “Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.” Then she said, “you don’t have to prove anything to anyone you’re good the way you are.”
The report also says Lionel and Lisa have been dating since 2014. In addition, Lionel’s daughters love Lisa and she’s a part of the family.