Singer jokes that the actress feels the same

Lionel Richie has a soft spot for actress Halle Berry.

The singer, who is twice divorced, reckons they have a connection.

‘I’ve had a crush on Halle Berry forever,’ he says. ‘I’ve known her for years and we’re great friends.

‘But she knows I have a thing for her. I’m sure she absolutely feels the same!’

Lionel, 59, has son Myles, 14, daughter Sofia, 10, with his ex-wife Diane Alexander, and adopted daughter Nicole Richie, 27 with his first wife Brenda Harvey.

Alison Adey