While picking up his “Icon” award at the TV Land Awards on Sunday night, Lionel Richie discussed the drawbacks to being the father to a former heroin addict/Paris Hilton BFF. He was, of course, referring to daughter Nicole Richie.
â€œForget about surviving 40 years in the music business,â€ Lionel Richie told the audience. â€œJust surviving 27 years of Nicole Richie has been a struggle-and-a-half, I want to tell you. I stand here as a survivor, I want you to know, for all the parents out there.â€
I think I could stand 27 years of Nicole Richie, but I’m not sure I can survive the shame associated with being Joel Madden’s father in law.