Sofia Richie has announced her engagement to boyfriend Elliot Grainge, with whom she has been seeing for more than a year.
This past Wednesday, April 20, the model, 23, captioned a sequence of proposal photographs she shared on Instagram with the comment “Forever isn’t long enough @elliot.”
The two were photographed with white flowers and candles given by the Uhi Uhi Flower House on Kona Island. A second photo showed them kissing up close, with the spotlight on the diamond rock he handed her.
Friends and family of Richie, 23, and Grainge, 28, swiftly congratulated them in the comments section.
Lori Harvey wrote, “Omgggg congratulations babe!!!!”
“What!!!!!! Wow!!!!!! “Simon Huck responded angrily.”
Nicola Peltz, a newlywed, also contributed a succession of red-heart emojis.
Nicole, Richie’s sister, posted an Instagram Story shot of herself and Sofia posing together and said, “Can’t wait to find ways to make this about me.”
Following her brief relationships with Gil Ofer and Matthew Morton, Richie was initially linked to the music executive, 28 years old, in January 2021. Two months later, she uploaded a romantic elevator photo with Grainge, seemingly confirming their romance just days before an insider told Us that the couple was “extremely happy” with how things were moving in their relationship.
“They began out as pals before becoming a couple, and are now taking things more seriously,” a source said in April 2021 of the couple. The couple’s bond became stronger, and they have been spending more and more time together as the years have gone on.
According to the US, the couple bonded over their mutual admiration for the fact that they both prefer to keep their personal lives “secret.” Richie’s “friends and family approve” of her boyfriend, according to the insider.
Following her breakup with her three-year partner Scott Disick, Lionel Richie’s daughter moved on with Grainge, according to reports. The former pair originally became together in 2017 and went on a brief hiatus in May 2020 before reuniting two months later in November. When they decided to call it quits for good in August 2020, Sofia and her inner circle believed it was for the best.
The members of Sofia’s family believe she is far better off without him. A source told Us in September 2020 that “they have been advising her to do her own thing, especially during the [coronavirus] quarantine.” It has been beneficial for her and her family for her to remove herself from the picture…. The fact that Sofia is a family girl, and that her sister and father have never been supportive of him, has been a major source of disappointment for her.”
He said in the final season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which aired last year, that Sofia offered him a “ultimatum” to pick between her and Kourtney Kardashian, with whom he has three children: Mason (12), Penelope (9), and Reign (seven).
“I thought I’d give it a shot and make her more of a priority, but even after doing so, I feel like she just started wanting to push Kourtney out,” he admitted to Kim Kardashian and Khloé Kardashian on a March episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The most important thing to me is my children, and my children are the most important thing to me, and that is my family.” Sophie expressed her reluctance to “share you as a boyfriend with Kourtney.””
Disick and the Poosh founder, 43, had a nine-year on-and-off relationship before they finally ended things in 2015. After less than a year of dating, she became engaged to Travis Barker in October, and the couple married in a small, unofficial ceremony in Las Vegas in April of this year. Kourtney and Disick’s engagement occurred shortly after Us Weekly reported that Disick had ended his relationship with Amelia Gray Hamlin, with whom he had been associated since October 2020.