Lionel Richie has long been in a relationship with girlfriend Lisa Parigi, allegedly since 2014. However, it was just this week that fans decided the examine the age gap between the couple.
In a newly-viral post, it was revealed that Parigi is allegedly 30 years old, 41 years Richie’s junior.
Naturally, the revelation caused a stir, with some fans either criticizing the legendary singer or complimenting the fact that he doesn’t even look 71 to begin with.
It notably creates a stark contrast when put up against Richie’s vocal opposition to daughter Sofia Richie’s former relationship with Scott Disick. At the time that they began dating, she was 19 and Disick was 34.
“Have I been in shock?! I’m the dad, come on,” Richie told Us Weekly in 2017. “I’m scared to death, are you kidding me?”
Of course, there are plenty of differences between a 19-year-old and a 30-year-old dating an older counterpart, but that didn’t stop social media from highlighting the coincidental chain of events.