Soul legend Lionel Richie was oblivious to his daughter NICOLE's extreme weight loss at first, because nothing appeared unusual about her diet to him. The HELLO singer saw The Simple Life star Nicole everyday so became accustomed to her thin frame - before deciding to ask her if she was eating well. He says, "I didn't even notice it at first, because when you see somebody so much, you don't see what other people see. "I asked her if she eats properly. I always made sure she ate when she was at our home. I couldn't see any strange eating habits. She ate fine. So, I stopped worrying. "And no, I don't smuggle sandwiches into her Gucci bags."