Soul veteran Lionel Richie was so thrilled when his daughter Nicole Richie
announced her engagement to DJ beau Adam Goldstein he was moved to tears.
Earlier this month (FEB05), the reality TV beauty revealed that she and
Goldstein, whose professional name is DJ AM, would marry after months of
And Nicole says her father was elated when Goldstein decided to go the old
fashioned route and request her hand in marriage.
Nicole says, "(Adam is) a great fiance. He is old fashioned. He said, 'I
really don't want to do this without asking your father's permission.' And I
said, 'Why?' He was like, 'Because that's what you do. That's what guys do and
respectful.' I was like, 'Okay, whatever, I doubt it's gonna be that big of a
"But he did it and my dad was like tearing up. He thought we were joking
because I've joked with him about so many things. He didn't think I was
serious. But he was really excited and he loved that Adam asked him."