Justin Bieber has reportedly split from Lionel Richie’s daughter Sofia Richie

The rumoured couple were "never all that serious to begin with", says a report

Justin Bieber and Sofia Richie, daughter of Lionel Richie, have reportedly ended their relationship.

TMZ reports that their rumoured romance, which was first reported on in August, has “fizzled” and was “never all that serious to begin with”.

The pair are now “moving on to see other people,” the report adds.

Infamously, Bieber deleted his Instagram last month (August) after fans made “mean” comments about his rumoured relationship with Richie, who turned 18 on August 24.

After posting a series of selfies with Richie on his Instagram, the pop singer was apparently bombarded with negative messages about his relationship with the ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’ singer’s daughter. He then got into in a public squabble with ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, and duly followed through on a threat to withdraw from the picture-sharing app.

“I’m gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don’t stop the hate, this is getting out of hand,” he wrote at the time, adding: “If you guys are really fans you wouldn’t be so mean to people that I like.”

Lionel Richie was asked by reporters about his daughter’s relationship with Bieber earlier this month (September), and replied on camera: “I’m not going there. I have strict orders not to go there.”