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The age-gap between musical soul legend Lionel Richie and his girlfriend Lisa Parigi has Twitter in flames, even though they’ve been linked together for a few years. This is the first time many are hearing of her. A fan randomly pointed out Parigi’s age in a tweet that went viral in just a few hours.  The photo and caption stirred up debates around the dynamics of their relationship.

Lionel, 71, and Lisa (unconfirmed but reports say she’s 30), supposedly have a 41 year age difference between them. The caption of the tweet which read “Lionel Richie with his new Bae, he’s 71 and she’s 30, love wins,” is not 100 accurate, being that they’ve been linked to each other since around 2104.

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Lisa Parigi, a model and beauty shop owner, is merely 8 years older than Lionel’s daughter Sofia –if 30 is her correct age. She is of Swiss, Chinese, and Caribbean descent and can speak four languages.

Parigi seems like a total knock. The boss babe caught her entrepreneurial bug while holding a number of “key positions at numerous IT-focused Fortune 500 companies based in Geneva and Zurich, Switzerland.”

She’s the founder and CEO of “The Estate Collection,” which sells a wide selection of fragrance oils and sultry candles.

According to Heavy, Parigi explained that the collection “combines her passion for traveling, design, and luxury.”

In 2019, Lionel even gushed about his longtime girlfriend in an interview with Mirror UK, saying, “She’s extremely beautiful, but most importantly she’s smart and helps me deal with my crazy world.” He added, “At this time in my life when you can be so jaded about things, Lisa kind of makes everything feel a bit safe.” He even said he was open to the idea of having more kids.

Good for them!

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