Fans gobsmacked after seeing Lionel Richie’s ‘different’ face

In a recent video, legendary singer and American Idol judge Lionel Richie expressed his joy over the arrival of his daughter Sofia Richie Grainge’s baby girl.

While the video itself was harmless, it caused a lot of buzz as online users speculated about Lionel’s altered appearance, wondering if he had undergone cosmetic procedures.

In the clip, the ‘All Night Long (All Night)‘ singer shared his excitement over his newborn granddaughter, referring to her as a “diva.”

Known for his enthusiasm about being a grandfather, Lionel has always been open about his family joy. In the video, he said, “My baby is having a baby, and I’m so thrilled for Elliot and Sofia. They are just over the moon.”


Sofia Richie and Lionel Richie pictured in 2020. Credit: Presley Ann / Getty.
Previously, Lionel has shared his feelings about grandparenthood, telling ET Online: “Being a grandfather is an exciting adventure for me, but I am not looking forward to being called grandpa. I’m Pop-pop. We don’t get the ‘grandpa,’ yeah, that’s a little deep. Pop-pop is where we’re going.”

Despite the heartfelt content of Lionel’s message, online users were quick to focus on his appearance. Many wondered if he had altered his facial appearance through cosmetic procedures.


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Comments flooded social media, with people expressing surprise and concern. One user wrote: “What did he do to his face.”

Another asked: “Did he do something to his face?”

Someone else added: “I will admit he does look a little different.”

Speculation about possible cosmetic surgery continued. “He needs to stop with the fillers,” one user commented, while another said: “Face looks strange.”


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Such speculation is not uncommon in the entertainment industry, where many celebrities face pressure to maintain a youthful appearance. While some stars opt for plastic surgery, Lionel Richie has said that he prefers a more natural approach to anti-aging.

Lionel has highlighted the importance of healthy living, including adequate hydration, sufficient sleep, and moderate consumption of red meat. He also humorously credits his youthful appearance to a healthy sex life. Rejecting the idea of plastic surgery, Lionel told the Daily Mail: “God might not recognize me, so I want to make sure he knows me.”

Lionel Richie is undoubtedly bask in the bliss that comes with being a grandfather, unfazed by the online buzz about his appearance. Clearly, Lionel’s focus remains on his family and the exciting new chapter as a “Pop-pop” to his granddaughter!

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