Lionel Richie is thrilled that his daughter Sofia, 24, fell in love and married Elliot Grainge.
The model tied the knot with the executive in France last weekend.
Elliot, 29, is a music executive and the son of Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge.
During an interview with Additional, the Endless Love singer, 73, said: ‘Baby Girl is married. When I say that… it’s a great feeling, I must say, I’ve known Elliot since he was nine years old. So I know the groom very well.’
He added: “It was a moment where I let her go, yes, but I also got a family. The family is getting huge now, but we’re happy.’
Proud Dad: Lionel Richie is thrilled that his daughter Sofia, 24, fell in love and got married. During an interview with Extra, the Endless Love singer, 73, said, “Baby Girl is married. When I say that… it’s a great feeling, I must say, I’ve known Elliot since he was 9 years old. So I know the groom very well’
Daddy’s girl: As he walked her down the aisle, she kept telling her daddy that she loved him
Lionel added, “There’s something in the South that we always say, ‘Who are your people?’ Well, I know his people, so it really is a miracle to see them in love and as happy as I ever saw my little girl and Elliot.”
And the Stuck On You singer revealed what he and his youngest child talked about as he walked her down the aisle.
“She was walking down the aisle all the time, ‘I love you daddy, I love you daddy, I love you daddy,’ and I said, ‘You’re killing me. You’re killing me.’ But that’s what a dad wants to hear, and I love Baby Girl so much, and the family was there to support her.”
Sofia and Elliot got married on Saturday at the luxury Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the French Riviera.
The All Night Long singer shared some snaps from the event on Instagram.
He captioned the post, “My little girl is all grown up and starting her own journey with the love of her life. You will always be my little bird, but I am so proud of the woman you have become. Endless love to you and Elliot.”
On her big day, the model looked sensational in an ivory beaded dress as her dad walked her sweetheart down the stairs.
The blushing bride – who had a total of three Chanel dresses for her wedding weekend, including the one she wore to her rehearsal dinner the day before – wore a delicate dress with iridescent white sequins and a crossover neckline, which was inspired by a look from the Chanel fall 2023 collection.
The A-list guest list also included her older sibling Nicole Richie, who wore a black asymmetrical black dress, her husband Joel Madden, and sister-in-law Cameron Diaz, who is married to his twin brother Benji Madden.
Family: The A-list guest list included Sofia’s sister Nicole Richie, Cameron Diaz, Paris Hilton and more
Caption: “My little girl is all grown up and starting her own journey with the love of her life. You will always be my little bird, but I am so proud of the woman you have become. Endless love to you and Elliot,” the Hello singer captioned his message
The couple started dating in early 2021 and they became Instagram official in April 2021.
Sofia and Elliott got engaged in April 2022 and at the time took to Instagram to announce the news as they shared snaps of the sweet candlelit proposal.
A source spoke Entertainment tonight at the time and indicated that the happy couple had known each other for an extended period of time before their romance began.
They’ve been friends for years and Elliot also has a close relationship with Sofia’s brother, Miles. It’s really nice for Sofia to date someone her family approves and likes,’ they said.
Lovebirds: Sofia and Elliott got engaged in April 2022 and took to Instagram at the time to announce the news as they shared snaps of the sweet candlelit proposal
Royal performance: Next on the agenda of the Endless Love singer is a performance at the coronation of King Charles
And the Say You Say Me crooner has another big event on his agenda: the coronation of King Charles.
“I’ve known King Charles for a while,” he told Extra. “You never think (that will) translate into a tight 1,800 being there, and he calls and says, ‘I want you to be there.’ The answer is, “I am there. I am there.” I walk in history. This is a moment when he gets to shine. I am very happy for him and the queen.’
The Dancing on the Ceiling singer isn’t just attending the coronation, he’s performing and he can’t yet reveal what he’s singing.
‘Oh, have they been involved! I have to tell you I can’t say a word… It’s a royal secret… They said to me, “Don’t reveal.” But I’d tell everyone if I could… I’m trying my best to contain myself, but it’ll be one in a million times in history to be a part of something like this.’