Harry and Lisa are petrified that the notorious bad boy will hurt their teenage daughter.
“Lisa is worried Scott is playing Amelia,” says the source. “and Harry is well aware of Scott’s reputation for being a wild guy who loves younger women. Neither of them want to see their daughter have her heart stomped on.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star “wishes Amelia would have found someone different to date,” says another source. Meanwhile, a source says, “Harry doesn’t want his daughter to be just another good time for some guy.”
As for Scott, he reportedly “understands [that] Lisa and Harry don’t approve of him,” however, he isn’t going to let that stop him from getting to know Amelia more.
“Scott lives his life the way he wants, and right now, he’s crazy about Amelia,” the source adds. “He knows her folks are leaning on her to end things before she gets in any deeper, but Scott is telling her they have something good happening.”
Another source notes that Scott may win over Lisa and Harry the same way he charmed Lionel Richie, the father of his ex-girlfriend Sofia Richie. Sofia was also a teenager when she started dating Scott in 2017.
“Lionel was hostile, but Scott feels he showed him he wasn’t a ‘love’em and leave ’em’ kind of guy – he and Sofia built something together,” explains the source.
While some may think Lisa and Harry are being too overprotective, their worries aren’t without merit. As we know, Amelia has battled an eating disorder and self-esteem issues along with anxiety and depression.
“Her parents are very focused on how she’s feeling and her well-being,” the source says of the complicated situation. Scott is known for his struggles with substance abuse and excessive partying.
“Harry lost two brothers to alcoholism, and he himself had a drinking problem before getting sober eight years ago,” the source points out. “He and Lisa both fear Amelia will get caught up in Scott’s party lifestyle, leading to some potentially big problems down the road.”
Things get even more complicated by the fact that Lisa is good friends with Kris Jenner, who is basically Scott’s mother-in-law as he shares three children with her daughter Kourtney Kardashian.
“Lisa adores Kris, and she certainly doesn’t want to rock the boat by putting her foot down about Scott, but at the same time, she’s heard her share of horror stories from Kris herself about Scott’s irresponsible behavior,” says the second source.
Speaking of Kourtney, she is reportedly creeped out by Scott’s relationships with younger women. “She just laughs about it,” says the source. “Her main concern is the kids having a present Dad, so if Scott keeps on track with that, she doesn’t care what else he’s doing.” A rep for Kourtney denies the claims made in this story.
To wrap, the source says that Lisa and Harry’s fighting with Amelia isn’t swaying her opinion on Scott at all and is actually driving her right into Scott’s arms.
“Knowing her parents are dead-set against this relationship is kind of exciting for Amelia,” the source says. “She determined to carve her own path in life, even if that isn’t the path Harry and Lisa want.”
However, Lisa’s rep denies there is any family tension and insists that she and Harry support their daughter unconditionally.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is expected to return for season 11 in mid-2021.