World-renowned singer and musician Lionel Richie adopted his first daughter, Nicole Richie, when she was two years old. Nicole gained fame in her early twenties following her lead role in the reality show The Simple Life (which was nothing but simple), alongside her friend and fellow socialite, Paris Hilton. Following the success of the show, Nicole’s love life made the headlines quite often.
In 2006, Richie began dating Joel Madden, the lead singer of the rock band Good Charlotte. In 2008, she gave birth to their first daughter, making Lionel Richie a proud grandpa. A year later, they welcomed to the world their second child. Although pop isn’t his main genre, the singer is known to his grandchildren as “Pop Pop.”