Lionel Richie is still feeling all the emotions after fulfilling his vital role as father of the bride.
On Monday, the Grammy winner dedicated a sweet post to his daughter, model Sofia Richie, who wed in a lavish ceremony in the south of France over the weekend.
“My little girl is all grown up and starting her own journey with the love of her life,” he said wrote in an Instagram post. “You will always be my little bird, but I’m so proud of the woman you’ve become. Endless love for you and Elliot.”
While an interview on the red carpet with E! In news published on Tuesday, Richie revealed he has known Grainge since he was nine.
“I checked the boy, I know who he is – I know his people,” Richie said, laughing. He later added, “If you want something for your child, you want someone to love your child as much as I love my child, and they love my child.”
The American Idol judge shared that he performed two songs at the wedding reception at the request of his daughter and now son-in-law.
Sofia Richie also celebrated her and Grainge’s star-studded wedding in a series of Instagram posts following the celebrations.
“Marry your best friend!!!” she wrote in a post on Monday.
The newly married couple were first romantically linked in 2021. Grainge proposed to the model in April 2022.
Sofia Richie photos posted on Instagram of the engagement at the time, writing, “Forever just isn’t long enough.”