Are they music's new power couple? After a three-year, drama-filled affair with Scott Disick, model Sofia Richie has made her new romance with music executive Elliot Grainge official. The pair has been out and about publicly holding hands, while Richie, 22, has been posting steamy pictures with her sexy stud on Instagram. Get to know Richie's new love with these tidbits:
Grainge, 27, is a music executive at the independent record label 10K Projects. As the founder and CEO, he has helped many artists' careers, including Trippie Redd and the group Internet Money. He has also worked with artists like Surfaces and Iann Dior.
It's no surprise that Grainge has a powerful role in the music industry. Grainge, like Richie (whose father is four-time Grammy winner Lionel Richie), is also the child of a music legend. Lucian Grainge, the CEO of Universal Music Group, helped shape the careers of artists like ABBA, Lady Gaga and Rihanna. He is also good friends with Simon Cowell, with whom he would spend a lot of time at home in England.
That’s right! The Grainge family is British. Elliot grew up in England and moved to the United States in 2009 when his father took on his powerful role at Universal. Grainge was a student at Northeastern University in Boston.
Richie has known Grainge for many years. Elliot is also close with Sofia's brother, Miles. Friends and family approve, as is evident from their responses to Richie's first pictures of the couple. Paris Hilton commented on Instagram, "So happy for you sis!" while model/dancer Larsen Thompson sent her emoji hearts.
Richie's new relationship is seen by many as a fresh start; according to Keeping up with the Kardashians star Disick, she asked him to choose between her and his ex, Kourtney Kardashian, because she felt like a third wheel. Fans have gone so far as to call her new relationship with Grainge an "upgrade."
Grainge is very private; despite having amassed an enormous following (36.1K!) on Instagram, the stud has left his grid completely empty with zero tagged photos as well. Sorry, fans — no Instagram stalking this one!
As of Wednesday, April 20, the high profile duo are officially engaged! Richie rushed to Instagram with the news. "Forever isn’t long enough @elliot," she captioned the photo of Grainge down on one knee.
Celebrity friends took to the comment section to congratulate the happy news with Lori Harvey replying, "Omgggg congratulations babe!!!! 🤍".