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Lionel Richie, who turns 72 on June 20, is dating a much younger woman, Lisa Parigi, the owner of lifestyle blog, Dream Design Discover.

Tongues were wagging when an internet user shared an image of Richie cuddling with Parigi. The user captioned the image: "Richie with his new Bae, he's 71 and she's 30, love wins."

Parigi is not exactly "new" -- the couple dated for 5 years before their relationship went public.

According to Heavy.com, Parigi, who grew up in Switzerland, is mixed race (Swiss, Caribbean and Chinese). She speaks four languages: German, French, Schwiizert├╝├╝tsch (Swiss German) and English.

The couple appear to be smitten with each other. Wealthy men like Richie prefer exotic (foreign-born) women because they're submissive, obedient and mind their manners.

Richie is twice divorced and has three children, socialite daughter Sofia Richie, 22, son Miles Richie, 26, and he adopted actress Nicole Richie at age nine.

His fans were shocked to hear that Richie is dating a woman young enough to be his grandchild.

Thanks to plastic surgery and Bigen hair dye, Richie doesn't look a day over 60.

After they went viral, Parigi took to social media to check messy trolls who trash talk about her man's age.
 

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