Lionel Richie has revealed his true feelings about his daughter, Sofia, dating Scott Disick, and he’s perhaps unsurprisingly concerned.

Sofia, 19, and Scott, 34, made their relationship public recently after being spotted lip-locking at the poolside, but the teenager’s father, Lionel, seems to have some significant worries over his daughter dating the renowned ladies’ man.

Speaking to U.S. Weekly during the American Idol auditions in New York, when asked if he was happy for the couple, Lionel said: “I’m scared to death, are you kidding me? Have I been in shock?! I’m the dad, come on.”

Rumours that the pair were dating initially sparked in early September when they were seen together at New York Fashion Week.

Sofia is now reportedly ‘smitten’ with the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, who currently has three children, Mason, seven, Penelope, five, and Reign, two, with ex Kourtney Kardashian.

A source told People that “Scott and Sofia are inseparable. They are spending every day together. Sofia seems smitten.

“It’s obvious that she looks up to Scott. She constantly giggles around him. They are very flirty.”

Lionel was recently confirmed to be a judge on the upcoming reboot of American Idol, and has three children – adopted daughter, Nicole from his first marriage to Brenda Harvey, and Miles, 23, and Sofia, 19, from his second marriage to Diane Alexander.