Lionel Richie Says 'Absolutely' Now, Asks Questions About Grandson's Name Later



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Lionel Richie's daughter Nicole Richie gave birth to baby number two last week, yet the grandpa still doesn't have a clue why she named her son Sparrow. Lionel said:
I have no idea where that came from. I will ask her, it is very interesting. With the excitement of the baby, you don't go into the name just yet. When I heard it, I thought it was my job just to go 'absolutely.' I will ask about Sparrow and she will have a story.Despite reserving judgment on the new baby's name, Lionel is thrilled to be a grandfather again. He is especially pleased with the way Nicole, who also has 20-month-old daughter Harlow with rocker Joel Madden, has turned her life around. Before meeting Joel, Nicole was caught with heroin, and, in 2006, she was sentenced to time in jail for a DUI.

Parents of two Joel Madden and Nicole Richie pose with grandpa Lionel Richie. (Getty ImagesLionel told FOX News: "One thing I love about Nicole is when she makes her mind up to do something, it's done. When Joel came along she found that one person, that partner that she needed to get her into that mode of taking care of herself and paying attention to her lifestyle. And then of course when Mouse number one and Mouse number two came along, that was it, and I can tell you right now she is a different person."


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