”Hello! Is it me you’re looking for?” is a question Lionel Richie would probably answer in the negative, if Justin Bieber ever asked for the singer’s permission to date his 17-year-old daughter.
And yet, Orlando Bloom’s arch-nemesis has been linked to Sofia Richie over the past couple weeks, with the two going on hikes together, taking in ocean views, almost holding hands and flying to Japan for Bieber’s world tour.
On Friday the duo finally made things Instagram official with a series of posts, indicating that they might have an “Endless Love” cuddle sesh in their future.
Bieber was the first to fuel the relationship rumors with a photo of himself smiling next to Richie in the back seat of a car. Of course, to keep it extra mysterious, he left the Instagram sans caption.
Bieber later shared a more intimate image of the two in a hotel room, with the pop star appearing shirtless and wearing his signature Calvin Klein underwear. Richie dabs in the foreground, staring down the camera.
An hour later, the soon-to-be-18-year-old reciprocated the gesture with a photo of Bieber looking shockingly adorable wearing a goofy octopus-shaped hat on an empty street in Tokyo.
Relationship aside, the real question here is who’s going to bring up the latest round of nude Bieber photos at the Richie dinner table.
Answer: Nicole, obviously.