When the world first learned that Scott Disick and Sofia Richie are dating, it was widely assumed that the relationship would last about as long as one of Scott’s many rehab stints.
But one year later, in spite of frequent rumors that Scott and Sofia have broken up, the couple is still going strong.
And it’s all much to the chagrin of Sofia’s famous father, Lionel Richie.
Lionel might be easy like Sunday morning most of the time, but when it comes to Scott and Sofia’s relationship, the singer-songwriter is not exactly dancing on the ceiling.
In fact, it seems he’s taken steps to ensure that Scott will not be able to get his hands on the Richie family fortune by marrying Sofia.
Insiders say the actions are less about Lionel protecting his finances, and more about dissuading Scott from continuing a romantic relationship with Sofia under false pretenses.
“Lionel’s preparing a $200 million prenup,” a source tells In Touch Weekly.
“He hates Scott and has tried to tell Sofia to leave him, but she won’t.”
“Lionel is a multimillionaire and Sofia has a huge trust fund,” another insider adds.
“He doesn’t want Scott getting a cent of it!”
Yes, Scott might have a decent-sized nest egg from his years with Kourtney Kardashian — during which he starred on a lucrative reality show and never had to spend a dime of his own money — but he also enjoys an insanely lavish lifestyle.
Disick’s not sitting on “never work again” money, and while he earns what most of us what consider a very nice living from social media endorsements it’s far from sufficient to support the kind of lifestyle Scott is accustomed to.
Plus, Scott’s been in the business long enough to know that that well is bound to dry up as his relationship with Kourtney becomes a distant pop cultural memory, and he continues to spend less and less time on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
So Lionel’s not wrong to be skeptical of Scott’s intentions.
And he also hasn’t shied away from expressing his thoughts on Scott and Sofia’s relationship.
“She’s 19. When you’re 19, you know everything. Is it going to be for life? I don’t know,” Richie said in February.
“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.”
Hopefully, he doesn’t stand too far back.
And hopefully Scott doesn’t follow his lead and enjoy a drink or 15 of his own.