Lionel Richie: ‘Marriage is Too Expensive’

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Lionel RichieLIONEL Richie doesn’t plan to get married again — because it’s too expensive!

The All Night Long hitmaker — who is twice divorced — says he won’t tie the knot for a third time because he has lost so much money paying off his ex-wives.

“I’m dating, but I’m not serious,” he said.

“I have spent most of my life married so I decided, let me kind of enjoy myself. Every time I say, ‘I love you,’ I lose a house. So I find myself saying, ‘Let’s hang out, be friends’.”

Lionel recently revealed that his daughter Nicole‘s life was turned around by her baby daddy beau Joel Madden.

“I think Joel had a lot to do with it, Joel’s an anchoring soul for Nicole,” he said. “He came in the door once and said, ‘Mr. Richie, I just want to let you know I’ve got control of this.’ I was like, ‘No you don’t! Are you kidding me?’

“But I think that was the start: she found somebody that would challenge her stuff. They are a great team and I love him very much.”