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How Many Kids Does Lionel Richie Have?

Lionel Richie Jokes That His "Job Is to Embarrass" His 3 Kids as Much as He Can

How Many Kids Does Lionel Richie Have?
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Lionel Richie isn't just a music legend with an iconic decades-long career, he's also a proud dad of three to daughters Nicole and Sofia and son Miles Richie. Over the years, the singer-songwriter has been candid about fatherhood and the struggles of raising three kids, especially in the spotlight, but he's always made time to be there for them.

In 2019, Lionel told People of his parenting style, "I'm a tough dad, but what I realise in life is that you have to approach it with a tad bit of humour." "With my kids, I know their job is to completely scare me to death. And they're doing a great job, by the way," he added with a laugh. "I told this to Nicole the other day, my job is to embarrass them as much as I could, as long as I'm here. They're trying to do the same to me, so I think it's an equal swap right now."

Lionel's kids are just as supportive of him when it comes time to celebrate his accomplishments. In addition to accompanying their father at red carpet events and award shows, Nicole, Sofia, and Miles also showed up for Lionel at his foot and handprint ceremony outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles in 2018. While there, Lionel told Entertainment Tonight, "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."

Moreover, while accepting his icon award at the 2022 American Music Awards, Lionel took the time to thank his three kids, as well as their mothers "for keeping my kids together." Lionel shares his oldest child with ex-wife Brenda Harvey and his only son and youngest daughter with second wife Diane Alexander. He's currently dating his longtime girlfriend Lisa Parigi.

Read ahead for more about Lionel's trio and to see some of their family photos over the years.

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