Lionel Richie, 72, makes a rare red carpet appearance with girlfriend Lisa Parigi, 32, at the Country Music Awards
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They have kept a low profile since their relationship was revealed in 2014.
Yet Lionel Richie, 72, and girlfriendLisa Parigi, 32 looked more smitten than ever as they attended the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennesseeon Wednesday.
The American Idol judge and his longtime girlfriend put on a stylish display as she turned up to support Lionel who was hosting the show.
Cute couple: Lionel Richie, 72, made a rare appearance with girlfriend Lisa Parigi, 32, at the Country Music Awards as he stepped out to host the event on Wednesday
The music icon looked slick in an all-black ensemble at the biggest event in country music.
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He wore a long blazer coat which he paired with smart trousers and black shirt, completing he outfit with patent brogues.
Lisa, who is 40 years his junior, stunned in a canary yellow floor length evening gown that nipped in at her waist and featured a small train at the back.
Glamorous: The American Idol judge and his longtime girlfriend put on a stylish display in a rare appearance at the event in Nashville, Tennessee
Stylish: The music icon looked slick in an all-black ensemble and patent brogues
Stunning: Lisa stunned in a canary yellow floor length evening gown that nipped in at her waist and featured a small train at the back
Glam: The entrepreneur accessorised with a circular diamanté bag, gold bracelets and teardrop shaped chandelier earrings
She wore her raven locks down in a soft curl and opted for a glamorous makeup palette of shimmery gold eyeshadow with a peach blush.
The entrepreneur accessorised with a circular diamanté bag, gold bracelets and teardrop shaped chandelier earrings.
Lisa and American Idol judge have been together since 2014 but very rarely make public appearances.
Couple: The pairhave been together since 2014 but very rarely make public appearances
Behind the scenes: Lionel hosted the award show alongside American Idol costars, country music artist Luke Bryan and superstar Katy Perry (pictured right)
Wow: Katy, 37, turned up the heat in a figure hugging Vivienne Westwood leather dress that was cinched in at the waist and had a one-shoulder design
Selfie:She accessorised with a long pearl necklace which fell down the front of her dress and wore her dark tresses pinned back
Lionel hosted the award show alongside American Idol costars, country music artist Luke Bryan and superstar Katy Perry.
Katy, 37, turned up the heat in a figure hugging Vivienne Westwood leather dress that was cinched in at the waist and had a one-shoulder design.
She accessorised with a long pearl necklace which fell down the front of her dress and wore her dark tresses pinned back while opting for a glamorous makeup look.
The 55th Annual Country Music Awards marked the events return to the red carpet as the first event since the pandemic began.
Costars: The 55th Annual Country Music Awards marked the events return to the red carpet as the first event since the pandemic began, pictured with Luke Bryan and Katy Perry
Awards: Lionel joined his fellow American Idol judges to hand out the first award of the evening to singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton
Winner:Chris walked away with the most trophies at the 2021 CMA Awards, winningMale Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Song of the Year
The Grammy winner joined his fellow American Idol judges to hand out the first award of the evening to singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton.
Chris walked away with the most trophies at the 2021 CMA Awards on Wednesday night, but Carly Pearce and Luke Combs also stole the show as well.
He won Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Song of the Year at the annual event, held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
The artist said in a speech, 'Wow, okay. Thank you. Thank you very much. So many wonderful songs in here, I'm going to give it over to one of my heroes, Mike Henderson, who I have written more songs with than anybody in Nashville, Tennessee. This man knows how to write songs.'
2021 Country Music Awards: WINNERS
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Luke Combs - WINNER
On top: Luke Combs took home top honor of the night: Entertainer Of The Year
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Chris Stapleton - WINNER
Hands full: Chris Stapleton earned the most trophies with four
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne - WINNER
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
29, Carly Pearce
Dangerous: The Double Album, Morgan Wallen
Heart, Eric Church
Skeletons, Brothers Osborne
Starting Over, Chris Stapleton - WINNER
MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
"Buy Dirt," Jordan Davis, Luke Bryan
"Chasing After You," Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris
"Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)," Elle King, Miranda Lambert
"Famous Friends," Chris Young, Kane Brown
WINNER: "half of my hometown," Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney
Double duty: Kelsea Ballerini earned two including duet with Kenny Chesney called Half Of My Hometown
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Jenee Fleenor - WINNER
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Carly Pearce - WINNER
What a night: Carly Pearce had a shocking win in the Female Vocalist Of The Year category
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Little Big Town
Old Dominion - WINNER
Zac Brown Band
Squad goals Old Dominion won for Vocal Group Of The Year
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Jimmie Allen - WINNER
What a moment: Jimmie Allen got emotional as he earned New Artist Of The Year
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
"Famous Friends," Chris Young, Kane Brown
"The Good Ones," Gabby Barrett
"Hell Of A View," Eric Church
"One Night Standards," Ashley McBryde
"Starting Over," Chris Stapleton - WINNER
Song of the Year
"Forever After All," Luke Combs, Drew Parker, Robert Williford
"The Good Ones," Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Emily Landis, Jim McCormick
"Hell Of A View," Casey Beathard, Eric Church, Monty Criswell
"One Night Standards," Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde
"Starting Over," Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton - WINNER
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
"Chasing After You," Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris
"Famous Friends," Chris Young, Kane Brown
"Gone," Dierks Bentley
"Younger Me," Brothers Osborne
WINNER: "half of my hometown," Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney
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Parigi is the founder and CEO of the lifestyle brand The Estate Collection and the skincare line Glow Up Beauty.Is Lionel Richie still with Lisa Parigi? ›
Who is Lionel Richie's girlfriend? Lionel Richie's girlfriend is Lisa Parigi and, according to PEOPLE, the couple have been together for the best part of a decade. The pair were reportedly introduced by mutual friends at a dinner party and have been together ever since.How much money is Lionel Richie worth? ›
Lionel Richie – US$200 million
Lionel started his road to fame when he joined the Commodores as a singer and saxophone player back in 1968, and eventually released his first solo album in 1982.
Lionel Richie might be known worldwide for his musical success, but to his three children, he's just dad. The American Idol judge has been married twice — to Brenda Harvey and Diane Alexander — and is the father of three kids: Nicole Richie, Miles Brockman Richie and Sofia Richie.Is Lionel Richie Khloe Kardashian? ›
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|Net Worth:||$220 Million|
|Weight:||77 in or 169 lbs|
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Brenda Harvey and Lionel Richie legally adopted Nicole when she was nine years old. When Lionel and Brenda went through a bitter public split, they were indulgent to the young Nicole.Who did Lionel Richie have children with? › Why did Lionel Richie adopt his daughter? ›
Nicole had been on-stage at the show with Prince playing a tambourine at just two-years-old and when Lionel learned that Nicole's "family situation was falling apart", he and then-wife Brenda Harvey Richie decided to help.What does Lisa Parigi do? ›
She is of Caribbean, Swiss, and Chinese descent. Lisa launched a lifestyle brand called The Estate Collection that sells candles and fragrance oils and also started a skincare line called Glow Up Beauty.What is Lionel Richie's daughter's net worth? ›
Sofia Richie Grainge, US$8 million
Sofia is Lionel's daughter with ex-wife Alexander and, of course, one of the most famous supermodels in the world.
The Grammy winner is earning a salary of around $10 million from American Idol, per multiple outlets.
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Lisa launched a lifestyle brand called The Estate Collection that sells candles and fragrance oils and also started a skincare line called Glow Up Beauty. The happy couple doesn't have any children together, but Richie has three kids from previous relationships.Why wasn't Miles Richie at Sophia's wedding? ›
While his absence had people talking, there isn't fire on the mountain. A rep told TMZ Miles missed out on Richie's big day because of COVID. After feeling under the weather right before the wedding, he took a COVID test and it came back positive.When did Nicole Richie have her baby? ›
The fashion designer gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter Harlow, in January 2008, and the two welcomed their son, Sparrow, in September 2009. The following year, Richie announced that she and Madden were engaged. They tied the knot that December.Is Nicole Richie White? ›
She is of English, Mexican, and Creole African-American descent.Are Nicole Richie and Paris still friends? ›
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Lionel became a father for the first time when he and his ex-wife Brenda Harvey took in daughter Nicole Richie (née Escovedo), who was born on Sep. 21, 1981, as a toddler. Her parents were friends of Lionel's who could not support Nicole financially, and Lionel and Harvey adopted her when she was 9 years old.Did Lionel Richie adopt Sofia? ›
No, Sofia is not adopted. She was born in 1998 to “All Night Long” singer Lionel Richie and ex-wife Diane Alexander. Sofia's mom was reportedly Lionel's mistress while he was still married to his first wife, Brenda Harvey.