Akon, his girlfriend and son dine at Craig's

Musician Akon wore a lemon yellow Adidas Originals track suit and white Adidas sneakers on a dinner date with his current girlfriend at Craig’s in West Hollywood on Monday. He and his much younger girlfriend were joined by one of his dozen or so children. Akon divides his time between his many wives and girlfriends. He’s a lucky man to have so many understanding women in his life!

Photos by Maciel / BACKGRID

Lionel Richie and his girlfriend in Beverly Hills

Singer Lionel Richie and his age appropriate girlfriend were spotted leaving The Palms restaurant after dining together in Beverly Hills. Lionel, 68, has three grown children, actrresses Sofia Richie and Nicole Richie and male model Miles Brookman Richie.

Photos by BACKGRID



  • cherrypie

    Lionel Ritchie has a son??? I never knew that

  • 5000BlinK

    Akon look like Easter morning

  • You Could Never

    Lionel back to the sistas? I thought after Brenda whooped that ass and waited for the police to arrive…. he was done. Never thought I would live to see the day. Go Lionel!

  • You Could Never

    Brenda Richie, wife of Lionel Richie, was booked on a variety of charges after she allegedly broke into a Beverly Hills apartment about 2:30 a.m. yesterday and got into a fight with her husband and a woman. Police said they were called to Diane Alexander’s digs by neighbors who heard a woman scream. ”Our officers arrived . . . (and) observed suspect Brenda Richie striking and kicking (Alexander) on the floor of the apartment,” said a police spokesman. “A second victim, entertainer Lionel Richie, later phoned and stated that he had been kicked in the stomach area by Mrs. Richie (at the apartment).” He added that Alexander, 22, complained of head and side pain but said he didn’t know whether she received medical attention. A police report said the apartment was strewn with broken furniture. Brenda Richie, 35, was released on $5,000 bail on charges including suspicion of corporal injury to a spouse, resisting arrest, trespassing, vandalism, battery and disturbing the peace. Lionel Richie’s publicist had no immediate comment.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I thought my eyes were deceiving me.

  • pure_rachet

    Akon got a boyfriend too?

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I like lionels coat

  • Dahl

    I strongly doubt that’s Lionel’s gf. I just can’t imagine he’d be with another black woman…

  • Dahl

    I thought that same thing at first!!

  • Back to black

    Akon’s girl looks well into her 30s but they say he’s about 50. Lionel’s girlfriend is not age appropriate. He’s pushing 70 and she looks maybe 40. They always go back to black unless they’re a special case like OJ.

  • Back to black

    He’s been back to Black for years now.

  • MsPam

    What happened to that young girl Lionel wanted to have another baby with?! The lady above is not her, he must of come to his senses!

  • Dahl

    Oh I didn’t know. Because I haven’t been paying attention…

  • ShelbyMoore

    These men look so STUPID out here with these young as$ girls. These girls look young enough to be their daughters. They should be ashamed. What exactly can Akon talk to that little girl about? What life experience can they share with each other?

  • Itzgoingdown

    Sorry, but a rich 70 year old man with options doesn’t want a 70 nor 50 or 60 year old girlfriend. For him, 40 is very age appropriate.

  • 5000BlinK

    22 and 35 yrs old …….o ok

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Maybe it’s just me, but that girl with Akon doesnt look “well into her 30’s” to me. I would guess maybe 23-25

  • Back to black

    Maybe you’re older, but that girl is at least 30. She’s dressed “young” and has a small frame, but look closely at that face. Or she could look older than her age, but I don’t see early 20s anywhere.

  • Back to black

    At least a 40 year old woman has experienced life and is wise enough to make whatever choice she wants, including marrying a man old enough to be her father for money. It would be a shame if he stole some young girls youth.

  • Trace da Ace

    well, Akon….that man must have a magic penis….cause he has a bookoo stash of wives, girlfriends and such…..I guess $$ talks……and that girl looks waayyyy younger than 30 hell even for 25!

  • Renee26

    I’m sure he just talks about himself….and she just nods and smiles until he’s ready to have sex

  • KcoolMuziq

    Lionel Richie(Whom I met by accident at my doctors office building while he was sneaking in after hours) was shocked when I recognized him.

  • Renee26

    LORDT!!! He got a 35 Y/O wife and a 22 Y/O girlfriend (prob her up top) fighting over him…the 35 y/o should fight her way to the bank

    I just saw that this was ancient news LOL

  • JRock

    I think I read an article just this morning that Akon had married his 5th wife recently. Say what you want about Akon but I said this many years ago when I first read that he had a harem of wives in his native country of Senegal. This is the thing that I appreciate. It appears he is being honest with all of these women. He’s let them know straight up from jump street that they aren’t the only one he will be dating/marrying and having sex with.

    Back in the day before cheating became a woman’s conquest and before men changed the trajectory of a woman’s thinking (some women now feel what’s good for the goose is good for mama), I always thought if a guy would just do like Akon and be honest with the women he was dating and let them know they weren’t the only one it would have saved a lot of good hot cooking grease, cut off peens, getting cussed out, keyed cars, together with a few stabbings and shootings and would have warded off a lot of the the current Investigation Discovery episodes.

    Seriously, I appreciate a man giving me the option to stay or go. I am a one man woman and I expect my man to be a one woman man. With that said if a guy came to me and said he wanted to date me in addition to dating other women, I would have thanked him for his honesty and giving me the option to choose. Of course, I would have also told him to kick rocks, take a hike, scram and beat it – literally. But hey, I appreciate your honesty.

    …and I don’t think that’s lunchbox head Lionel’s girlfriend. More likely a beard for publicity for American Idol. You know, keep them talking because he is otherwise irrelevant, no one’s coming for him/talking about him and ratings are probably way down since they brought in this geriatric.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy??

    Akon is wealthy. He can afford to be a
    polygamist. I don’t see anything wrong with what hes doing. As long as his women and children are taken care of and they know about each other.

    For those of you who feel his girlfriend is to young for him, take a good look at her face. She’s in her late 20’s to early 30’s. Her petite frame gives her a younger appearance.

  • Back to black

    Thank you! That’s a grown ass woman. She looks around 34 to me but late 20s, early 30s definitely. I won’t comment on his polygamy either because that’s his culture.

  • Noirluv45

    I see polygamists like Akon as having the best of all worlds. He gets a variety of cooch at his beck and call. He has a harem of women who probably do everything from cooking, cleaning, taking care of the children, and wiping his behind. He’s probably in control of the money and the household. To me, men always benefit from this arrangement. Women say they do, but do they really? You have to take turns (maybe pick a number) to have time with your man.

    In spite of my opinion. To each his/her own. I would never choose a man like that, but if they are really happy…?????

  • garrisonville

    They need to understand how to introduce him to some lotion.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I think a lot of these women would rather share a man if he’s a millionaire and can give them a financially secure lifestyle, rather than be exclusive with a dude that makes $35-40k per year.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    1 thing sure to be done round these part so, if nothing else: closing out a statement ?

    I’m sometimes scared to read closing sentences if at my desk ?

  • Vonn

    Is ole Lonnie with a black woman? Lawd. I thought Brenda beat his love for black women out of him.

  • MsVAllDay

    I don’t think the chick with Akon is as young as you think she is. Her face tells a different story to me.

  • PhillyLala

    Me too. He looks sharp.

  • PhillyLala

    She resembles Karruche

  • ViolettaBliss

    He’s a lucky man ? FOH you mean a rich man. He would not have a harem if he was not paid ! So basically Akon has purchased and is paying for a bunch of Pu–y from all over the world. Hope he keeps making that $$$ – cause he his group of sister ho’s will quickly disband if he ended up poor.

  • Coco

    My first thought the same when I saw the pic was “he got him a karrueche”

  • Vegas1989

    LAWD HAVE MERCY…Where do I start on comments? Let me eat my lunch first…

  • Vegas1989

    The New Playstation 4 Call of Duty…LOL…

  • Vegas1989

    I wish that I could send you some pictures of some of my co-workers and the majority would get their ages wrong…LOL…They are young but look old as dirt. I’m the oldest of them all and they look older than me. And when I tell them( young ladies) that I’m 45 they are floored….I was wrong with all their ages and stop guessing…Black don’t Crack. A young Hispanic girl said she wish when she gets older that she will age like me….And she is 27 pushing 40…I guess 35 and she got mad at me…LOL

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I notice that black men will act like they like thick women but when they level up she always slim that just like men who claim they love light skin women but will be quick to cheat if the woman of brown or dark looks right.

    Moral of story stop living for men and live for self.

  • dontgetblocked

    He’s just doing what’s normal in his culture.He takes care of his wives and children. Somehow, women would rather have a broke loser who cheats on them and can’t pay the bills. Yet they love bragging on having a “man” while working three jobs.

  • Back to black

    That’s hilarious! I’ve seen young women looking much older and wonder how it happens.

    Akon’s girl could be younger but just looks older, but in her case it’s the eye and eye area that give it away the most. She just doesn’t have that youthful look about her. Somebody compared her to Karrueche, who looks younger than her age, and much younger than Akon’s girlfriend. Karrueche still has that youthful look and glow. I honestly think Akon’s girlfriend is closer to 40.

  • Karen Brady

    PREACH!

  • Karen Brady

    I found some good chuckles in here.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Please say Lionel was nice though. I love him

  • Wreckognize Game

    He can talk about his penis and what he wants to do with it.

  • KcoolMuziq

    He was caught off guard but pleasant..

  • Noirluv45

    OK, I can see that, but what gets me though is if money is the only thing they are looking for, that’s cool. But what about the other stuff: Love, caring, faithful (evidently, they couldn’t care less about that), attention, and all the other things relationships bring. Money doesn’t solve every problem. Money doesn’t comfort at all time, but like I said, better them than me, ya know.

  • Noirluv45

    I, personally, would rather be with a man who makes $35-40k per year if he’s bringing me love, faithfulness, loyalty, honesty, comfort, etc. Those are the things people who only look for money forget or don’t care about until it’s time for them to need it. My mom always said, “Don’t always pray for what you want, pray for what you NEED.” That’s me though.

  • TheWildChild

    Right ? Lionel’s girlfriend, Lisa Parigi, is around his daughter Nicole’s age, if not younger ? that’s a bad angled pic of Lisa. She rides hard for Lionel and had a little cute candle business.

  • MRiGOThim

    ION care AKON looks so good & chocolaty with dem white teef!

  • Marc Jacobe

    Akin not lucky he’s a hoe. That’s what a woman would be called. But the biggest shock is Lionel with an age appropriate black woman.. Hello???

  • Wreckognize Game

    Yay!!!????

  • Back to black

    Right. Her and Lionel are definitely not age appropriate. I didn’t know she’s the same one he’s been with for years, at this point.

  • Back to black

    Akon’s first wife is from his country. That’s probably the case with the rest.

  • Jussjess25

    Wait.. is sofia and the other chick, richies biological kids? Ive always heard they were adopted..

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    When your child and your girlfriend are the same age…

  • MythCalledLove

    Once Twice Three Times A Lady…*record scratch* Your ex wife tore ya ass up. Don’t care about your songs. I will neva and I mean neva forgot that. She put them paws on him and the chick. She caught them together and this is one time when a woman doesn’t just go after the female. She kicked both their ads. Equal Opportunity Ass kicking.

  • Patty Anderson

    ***DROPS DEAD*** at “Hello???”….is it ME your looking forrr???

  • Patty Anderson

    All that money and raw shea butter on every corner in Africa and he has ashy knuckles? Dreadful.

  • K to the E to the A

    Whaaat….Lionel got him a sista again??? Say it aint so!