During an interview with The Daily Telegraph, the 68-year-old American Idol judge was asked how he felt about his 19-year-old daughter dating the 34-year-old reality star, and he said he’s going to let his daughter do her thing.
“She’s 19,” Lionel said. “When you’re 19 you know everything. Is it going to be for life? I don’t know. 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.”
Sofia and Scott went public with their relationship back in September, and have been inseparable ever since.
When asked about Scott, Lionel called him “a very nice guy.”
“When you hang around the reality world, who knows what you are really doing?” Lionel said. “This is a well-oiled machine, the Kardashian machine. I don’t really know what to think. I told Sofia I will have no opinion. I’ll continue to be my cheerful self and move on.”