It seems like everyone has an opinion about Justin Bieber and Sofia Richie's relationship lately, but one very important person is under "strict orders" to keep his opinions to himself: Her dad, music legend Lionel Richie.
TMZ talked to the Richies as they were leaving Pressed Juicery in Beverly Hills this weekend and, naturally, the Biebs was quickly a topic of conversation. It's awkward enough for any 18-year-old girl to listen to her dad talk about her boyfriend (or whatever Bieber is to Richie—the two haven't publicly defined their relationship), but when your dad and your boyfriend are famous musicians, the awkwardness dial is turned way, way up.
"I'm not going there," Lionel quickly declared when asked what he thought of Sofia's relationship with Bieber. "I have strict orders not to go there."
It's clear Lionel was trying his best to minimize Sofia's embarrassment at the whole situation, but when the TMZ reporter asked about Bieber's status as a future music legend, no one could hold it together. Richie laughed a little and (lovingly) teased Sofia about the comment, prompting her to literally make a run for it.
We can't blame her. Talking about a new relationship can be weird enough to make anyone want to run away.