During the celebrations, Lionel appeared in coordinating black-tie suits with twin brothers Joel Madden, and Benjamin Madden.
Lionel Richie is a very proud father of the bride as the All Night Long singer walked his daughter, Sofia Richie, down the aisle during her wedding to music businessman Elliot Grainge on Saturday, April 22 at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Rock in Antibes, France. Sofia, Lionel's youngest child, is 24 years old. According to PEOPLE, Lionel is also the father of Miles Brockman, 28, and Nicole, 41. The father and daughter duo were seen dancing to My Girl as the crowd joined in at the reception in a TikTok video.
In the video released on Sofia's TikTok on Monday, April 24, Lionel can be heard saying, "That's my kid." Richie's wedding was a family affair, as her wedding-weekend attire featured earrings handcrafted with love by her sister Nicole Richie, per PEOPLE. In recent Instagram Stories by the fashion designer, the bride is shown wearing the jewelry with a slicked-back hairstyle. The following three images show Nicole, clad in a pinstripe dress and black shoes, putting the earrings on Sofia as the two sisters embrace one other. "Making these earrings for my sister is a moment I will never forget," Nicole captioned the photo. While Sofia reshared the picture writing, "I love you more than life."
During the celebrations, Lionel appeared in coordinating black-tie suits with twin brothers Joel Madden, who is married to Nicole Richie, and Benjamin Madden, who is married to Cameron Diaz, in a photo published on Instagram by Joel. Sisters Sofia and Nicole showed love to the guys, writing, "My favorite people of all time," and "My favs 🖤🖤" respectively. While Richie commented, "We look sharp !! 🖤 love you both."
"What a wedding! love you guys," shared Paris Hilton who also attended the grand wedding.
Richie and Grainge were initially linked in April 2021 and made their relationship public on Instagram that month. Grainge is the founder and CEO of the independent record label 10K Projects. His dad is Universal Music Group Chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge.
Just one year later, the two were engaged, pictures of which were shared on Instagram by Sofia. A source close to the pair previously told the outlet that the two are "a great match." The Hello singer too publicly approved of her engagement to Grainge, telling Access Hollywood, "I love Elliot," on April 26 shortly after his daughter's announcement.
"I've known him since he was 12 … It was one of those things where I don't have to go back and check out the kid. I know who it is," the soulful singing sensation added. The pair had known one other for years before their friendship became amorous. Lionel Richie, the famed singer, was a regular collaborator and friend of Grainge's father, Sir Lucian Grainge. Sofia previewed the big day earlier this week, posting an aerial shot of an island on Instagram Stories with the words "Here we go" and wedding-related emojis.
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