There's once, twice ... Four decades age difference between crooner Lionel Richie and his girlfriend.
The multi-award winner, 71, has been in a relationship with Lisa Parigi, 31, since 2014.
The Penny Lover hitmaker previously said he's open to having more kids, but won't remarry, writes IOL.
Mzansi was shook to learn of the 40-year age gap between the American Idol judge and Parigi, reportedly an entrepreneur and a lifestyle blogger originally from Switzerland.
This after a picture of the loved up couple was posted on social media on Valentine's Day.undefined
@ThaboDieJaneiro said: "Lionel Richie inspires me to never give up on love, that I can find true love from granddaughter's friend. (sic)"
Lionel Richie inspires me to never give up on love, that I can find true love from granddaughter's friend pic.twitter.com/jSfz8zYK1u— Thαßo©️ (@ThaboDieJaneiro) February 22, 2021
A tweep wrote: "40 years age gap…as in she was 0 and he was 40 looooooool.”
Another added: “i mean yeah, but he’s old enough to be her grandfather.”
Bobby_Shmaina "[calls] it love", while @kulanicool added, "love wins".
A fan said: "To his credit, he don’t look 71", while another posted: “Yoo! this man hardly ages.”
Richie told the Daily Mirror: “I’m willing to become a father again. I might have just let a secret slip there, but so be it - Lisa and I are cool with the idea of children.
“Marriage, on the other hand, is a very different issue, it’s a bad idea for men.”
He added: “I’ve been there twice and it was very expensive for me. I’ve no idea to go there a third time - women have killed it for me. Kids aren’t the problem - ex-wives are. That’s why I won’t marry again, but I’m happy to commit in other ways.”
Richie is a favourite on the Flats - from his days with the Commodores to a solo career, with lekker nommers like All Night Long, Dancing On The Ceiling and Endless Love.
He was married to college sweetheart Brenda Harvey for 17 years. When she was nine, the couple legally adopted daughter Nicole, 39, who is mom of two.
His marriage to jolmeit Diane Alexander lasted nine years. They share children Miles Brockman Richie, 26, and Sofia Richie, 22. Both are models.