"Sofia and Justin were spotted packing on the PDA during their trip, but when asked about him she answered with a coy response. "Justin is very easy to talk to, and that's hard to find with people in Los Angeles."Despite the lack of a title (and a dramatic debut), an insider previously told us that Richie hoped it would become something serious."Besides hooking up it all started as really good friends so they have a great foundation," the source revealed at the time, adding, "They have not discussed titles yet with each other, just taking it slow."The insider continued, "Sofia would like to be exclusive and hopes it will lead into that shortly.
As a student in Tuskegee, Richie formed a succession of R&B groups in the mid-1960s.Six years later, the Richies officially adopted Nicole.In 2003, Richie starred with childhood friend Paris Hilton in Socialite, actress.Her biological father is often cited as Peter Michael Escovedo, a member of Lionel Richie's band and brother to pop percussionist Sheila E., but this has not been confirmed.At age three, for financial reasons, Nicole moved in with her father's bandmate Lionel, and Lionel's wife Brenda Harvey-Richie.