Lionel Richie celebrates with ex-wife and two of his children

06/23/2007 at 10:18 AM ET

Singer Lionel Richie celebrated his 58th with ex-wife, Diana Alexander and their two children, Miles Brockman, 13, and Sophia, 8. They went to the nail salon and then to Penguin’s for frozen yogurt. Lionel is also father to Nicole Camille Richie, 25.


Photos by Flynet.


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Lola on

Sophia looks like Nicole to me .

nicole on

Nicole is adopted, isn’t she?

Liza on

Shes a daughter of a friend, I believe

Southern girl on

I am pretty sure that Nicole was the daughter of a man in Lionel’s band years ago and he (and maybe his wife then???)adopted her…I think that is what is was…either way, Lionel is Nicole’s dad.
Anyhoo, those kids now are gorgeous!!! That little girl is too cute!

Joel on

Nicole totally looks like her dad. Lionel. Have always thought that he was her bio-dad. Her mom is one of his back-up singers in his old band. Why do you think Nicole is so messed up? He won’t claim her.
“Oh yeah honey- she’s such a good friend, let’s adopt her baby! She can’t possibly raise it, cuz billions of people aren’t parents…”

cassopolis on

Yes, Nicole’s fathe is Peter Michael Escovedo, former man in Lionel Richie’s band, she was adopted at 2 year old by Lionel Richie and his 1st wife

Laura on

58?!! To me, he looked like more of a man in his late 30s. Seriously.

J-Lin on

I thought he and Diana were in the midst of a nasty divorce?

raquel on

Sophia is not Nicole’s bio sister, but she really looks a lot like her, she is such a pretty little girl. Miles is cute too, I love Lionel’s music.

JC08 on

Nicole is the biological daughter of Afro-Latin American percussionist Pete Escovedo and a woman identified only as a backstage assistant on Lionel Richie’s 1980 world tour; Escovedo was a member of Richie’s band. Nicole was adopted by Lionel at age 8.

Tanya on

Why wouldn’t Nicole’s biological mother make herself known? She did in fact give birth to her? Why wouldn’t she want to show the world who she is? Every article identifies her as an caucasion woman who was an assistant on Lionel Richie’s 1980’s World Tour. Is she not happy that she gave birth to a very beautiful girl? Very confused!!

cristy on

Oh my god Sophia looks like
Nicole a lot! At the beggining i thougt that was

WOW on


Sherry on

Are those really Lionel Richie children by exwife diane? Neither one of them look like him, especially Sophia. Looks like she got him by his balls in this one..

Jennifer C. Warren on

Great family and lovely photos.

Anonymous on

Did you take a blood test for the little girl..I don’t see you in there at all! The child looks PURE WHITE ATLEAST WITH YOUR SON HE HAS KINKY HAIR BUT THAT LITTLE GIRL DOES NOT LOOK LIKE YOUR BLOOD..BUT THATS ON YOU