Sophia Grace And Rosie From Ellen Are All Grown Up

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If you are a long-time fan of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," then these faces should definitely look familiar to you! In 2011, cousins Sophia Grace Brownlee and Rosie McClelland rose to fame almost instantly after a video of them covering Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" went viral (via E! News). The online performance caught the eyes of millions of viewers, including Ellen DeGeneres and producers of the hit talk show, and the two were invited to perform on the show — and were even surprised by Nicki Minaj herself. The singing duo rose to fame overnight and eventually became regulars on the show, interviewing multiple celebrities during their own segment, "Tea Time With Sophia Grace & Rosie," and even attended multiple red carpet events. Basically, they lived all of our childhood dreams!


When Sophia Grace and Rosie became viral sensations, they were just eight and five years old. Now, they are teenagers pursuing careers in music and social media. A lot has changed since they first sang and danced on the show wearing adorable pink tutus and tiaras, and we loved watching them grow up right before our eyes. Keep reading to see what Sophia Grace and Rosie look like now, and what they have been up to!

After they rose to fame, Sophia Grace and Rosie got their own segment on Ellen

Fans of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" absolutely adored Sophia Grace and Rosie back in 2011, and the young girls quickly became regulars on the show. They had their own segment called "Tea Time with Sophia Grace & Rosie," where they got to sit down, have tea, eat snacks, and chat with different celebrities. Of course, they were always rocking their iconic tiaras and pink tutus. They've had multiple A-list celebs on their segment, including Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, and more. Seriously, does it get any cooler than this? 


Not only did they have their own segment, but they also came out with a book titled "Tea Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie," which included pictures of them having tea on "Ellen" and their tips on how to host the ultimate tea party.

The cousins became so popular on "Ellen" that they eventually became correspondents and attended multiple red carpet events. Ellen sent the girls to the American Music Awards red carpet in November 2015, and they had the opportunity to chat with plenty of celebrities, many of whom gushed over their cuteness (via PopSugar). On the carpet, they talked to Joe Jonas, Mary J. Blige, and John Legend. Sophia Grace even gave a performance of "Firework" to Katy Perry herself, and it melted our hearts just as much as it did the pop star's!


In 2018, they surprised Ellen with a video appearance for her 60th birthday

Years later, fans of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" didn't see much of Sophia Grace and Rosie anymore. The girls were growing up and no longer hosting their tea time segment wearing adorable tutus and princess outfits. It wasn't until they popped back on in January 2018 for a very special video guest appearance to celebrate Ellen's 60th birthday on the show (via "Today"). On the episode, Sophia Grace and Rosie wished Ellen a special happy birthday, and blew audience members away over how old they'd gotten over the years. "We just wanted to wish you a happy birthday," Sophia Grace told Ellen.


In the clip, the girls reflected on their time on "Ellen" and how special it was to be part of the show. "We have so many amazing memories but these are our top ones," Rosie continued as the girls began to share some of their favorite memories from the show, some of which included chatting with A-list celebrities, singing "Super Bass" with Nicki Minaj herself in colorful wigs, and getting slimed on. At the end of the video, the girls shared how much they love Ellen and wished her a very special day. We loved watching this sweet moment!

Rosie and Sophia Grace are working on their music careers

Singing Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" together on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" back in 2011 must have sparked their passion for music, because now as teenagers, Sophia Grace and Rosie are both working towards music careers! Since 2018, Rosie has released seven singles, including "Handstand," "GIRLS," "TikTok," and her latest song "Safe in Your Love" (via Spotify). In May 2022, Rosie released the official music video for "Safe In Your Love," and it has already surpassed over 1.8 million views on her channel.


Sophia Grace is also making big moves in the music industry! The "Girl in the Mirror" singer released her first EP, "Hollywood," in 2017, which featured six songs. She has released five other singles over the last five years, including her most recent hit, "Little Things." In an exclusive interview with E! News, Sophia Grace opened up about the song and the special meaning behind it. "It's definitely about appreciating the little things in life," she said. "I feel like nowadays, a lot of people really put themselves down, especially girls because of social media and they feel like they have to be up to a certain standard. In reality, it's just about appreciating the little things and then you'll be much happier." As kids they were absolute stars, and we can already tell they are going to keep shining bright in the future!


Both Sophia Grace and Rosie have large social media followings

Sophia Grace and Rosie gained popularity and became household names as kids on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," and as they got older, they each became social media influencers. The girls have millions of followers each on multiple platforms, including YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram. Sophia Grace's YouTube channel, which boasts 3.36 million subscribers as of publication, is filled with content centered on beauty, lifestyle, makeup tutorials, fashion, and trying out different challenges. She also promotes her music career on her online platforms. On TikTok, you can find videos of her participating in different trends, and promoting her new music, like her latest single "Little Things."


As for Rosie, the blonde beauty is thriving on social media as well. As of this writing, she is very close to hitting one million followers on YouTube and Instagram, where she shares everything about her life, ranging from footage from trips, videos of days in her life as a high school teenager, the latest songs she's released, music video clips and even throwback posts of her and Sophia Grace as kids. Her content ranges between beauty, lifestyle, fashion and more, and serves as a glimpse inside the 16-year-old's life.

Sophia Grace had to address some interesting rumors on her YouTube channel

Although being a child star and growing up in the public eye has its perks, like meeting celebrities and attending red carpet events, there are times when things can get a bit difficult. In August 2022, Sophia Grace publicly addressed rumors about whether she'd undergone any cosmetic procedures on her YouTube channel (via "Today"). "No, I don't have any plastic surgery," she clarified. "The main surgery people think I've had is my lips done. I mean, I really don't think my lips look that big. Maybe I haven't overlined them as much as I usually do today. But I've never had lip fillers. I wouldn't be interested in getting lip fillers."


However, she claimed that when she is older, she wouldn't be totally opposed to the idea of getting work done. "I can never say that I wouldn't get surgery in the future because you never know," she said. "For now, I don't really want any surgery. I don't feel like I need it. But yeah, obviously, some people do, and that's completely fine." For now, Sophia Grace is going to continue rocking her gorgeous makeup looks!

They launched their own clothing lines

By the time Sophia Grace and Rosie were teenagers, they'd already starred in a movie, worked as correspondents on multiple red carpet events, and launched their own individual music careers. Most recently, the two have worked on releasing their own clothing lines! 


During the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, Sophia Grace founded her very own clothing line, LoLo London. "I always wanted to have my own business, whether it's been clothes, makeup, or something I'm really passionate about," Sophia Grace told E! News in December 2021. "I'm always interested in different fashions so I just wanted to make something that everyone can relate to." However, based on LoLo London's website, it seems that the brand is no longer in business. Although its Instagram page is still active, the last post is from January 2022. However, the bio claims, "We will be back soon," so there may potentially be a comeback to look forward to!

Rosie's foray into the world of fashion consists of her own collection within the U.K. brand New Look. On her Instagram, you can find Rosie posting from photoshoots wearing the brand's clothing and promoting new upcoming projects that the brand is working on with other clothing lines. As evidenced by their famous tutus, these girls have always had great taste in clothes – and we are so happy to watch them thrive in the beginning of their fashion careers!


They both have impressive acting credits

After becoming fan-favorites on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and skyrocketing to fame, Sophia Grace and Rosie dabbled in acting throughout their childhoods. Outside of their time on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Sophia Grace and Rosie starred in their very own movie in 2014. If you loved them as kids, then you are going to love "Sophia Grace & Rosie's Royal Adventure." In the film, the girls are correspondents sent to the fictional Switzelvania by Ellen's show to report on the coronation of a new queen, and create a plan to help the best princess win (via IMDb). The girls also made a special appearance in a 2013 episode of "Sam & Cat" featuring Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande (via Entertainment Weekly).


In September 2019, Rosie made a big announcement on Instagram: She was going to start voiceover acting for JoJo Siwa's animated series! "I'm so excited to be part of the 'The JoJo & BowBow Show Show' season 2!" she captioned her post. "I am the voice of Grace and Grace's dog Georgie and this is my first ever voice over!" The show is an animated series centered on Siwa and her teacup Yorkie, BowBow, where they go on different adventures and tell stories along the way, narrated entirely by Siwa herself (via IMDb). Like "Sam & Cat," the show was produced by Nickelodeon, marking Rosie's second time working with the network. 

The cousins have celebrated their birthdays together

What better way to celebrate your birthday than with your favorite cousin? The "Super Bass" singing stars we all know and love from "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" are no longer little girls! Rosie McClelland turned 15 in September 2021, and shared photos of herself celebrating with Sophia Grace on her Instagram page (via "Today"). 


"15 & 18 how did that happen? Together since I was born, traveled the world together, never had a single argument and still by each other's side! Big things to come and I can't wait for you all to see!!!!" she captioned her post. Rosie continued to thank Sophia Grace for her special birthday presents, and even gushed over how beautiful her cousin is. Sophia Grace responded in the comments, writing "Love youuuu," complete with plenty of red heart emojis. 

Back in April 2021, Rosie and Sophia Grace celebrated Sophia's 18th birthday together, as well (via "Today"). "Happy 18th Birthday for yesterday!" Rosie wrote in her Instagram caption celebrating her cousin. "Forgot to post these. Had the best day celebrating with you and love you so much." We love to see the girls celebrating big birthday milestones together!


They even dressed up as themselves for Halloween in 2021 and it was the cutest costume ever

Sophie Grace and Rosie had the ultimate Halloween costume in 2021! Ten years after their first appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the singing duo decided to recreate the outfits they originally wore in their viral video for Halloween (via People). Rosie posted photos and videos to her Instagram page of the cousins dressed up as their younger selves for the holiday, giving their followers the throwback they never knew they needed. 


"We decided to go as Sophia Grace & Rosie!" Rosie captioned her video. "Ten years later and we're dressing up as ourselves for Halloween," Sophia Grace said in the video, with Rosie adding, "We still fit in the tutus. We love you Ellen." Not only did they recreate their outfits perfectly, but they also blessed our timelines with another cover of Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass." Talk about a full circle moment!

Although they don't see each other often, the cousins remain close

When Sophia Grace and Rosie were younger, we could tell just by watching them on "Ellen" that they had a very special bond. The two were always seen laughing together, dancing, and having a good time, making viewers absolutely adore them! Although Sophia Grace is four years older than Rosie, the two have always had a very close relationship, and even now, nothing has changed. In a December 2021 interview with E! News, Sophia Grace revealed that she still remains close with her singing partner-in-crime. "There's like a 4-year age gap, we have been close like sisters," she said. "People get mistaken because we don't always post things together online. They think that we're not close anymore. But we literally are like best friends." There is seriously nothing better than being best friends with your cousin!


In the interview, Sophia Grace continued to address the assumption that they are no longer as close as they used to be when they were kids. "We always have family meet ups at my nana's house and we see each other. We're still just as close as we ever were," she said. "We literally never had an argument and I hope that clears things up because for some reason, some people think we don't like each other, which is completely the opposite." So there you have it: Their relationship is as strong as ever!

Eleven years later, Sophia Grace and Rosie performed Super Bass on Ellen one last time

Sophia Grace and Rosie made their grand return to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" one last time in 2022 before the hit talk show came to an end. Eleven years after their original appearance, the cousins came back a little bit older, and with even better tutus! In the episode, the 19- and 16-year-old performed a rendition of Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass," their original claim to fame (via People).


During their final appearance, the girls chatted with Ellen about some of their favorite memories from being on the show. "My favorite memory is with Justin Bieber," Rosie recalled. "When he kissed me on the cheek at the Kids' Choice Awards. Obviously at that time I was like 'Ew a boy, he's kissing me on the cheek.' And now I'm like, 'Oh my god, I'd let Justin Bieber kiss me on the cheek again'" (via Entertainment Tonight). 

As for Sophia Grace, her favorite memory was meeting Drake. "Me and my dad have always been big fans," she shared. "I saw him just casually coming down the Grammys carpet when we was there, and I was like, 'Drake, my dad loves you so much.' And we had a chat with him. He ate some of our candy." 


Although Ellen's show came to an end, the girls are grateful for the experience

Although "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has wrapped, Sophia Grace and Rosie are thankful for the show that helped build their careers and provided them with special experiences. In an interview with E! News, Sophia Grace and Rosie reflected on how generous Ellen was to them, and all the special memories that came with being part of the daytime talk show. Sophia Grace described the time that Ellen brought out Selena Gomez to celebrate her birthday with her, and Rosie expressed how grateful she was to have been able to jumpstart her music career. "I hope one day our paths will cross again," Rosie said. "Maybe on a beach in Santa Barbara, California, and I'll just say, 'Hi Ellen.'"


Sophia Grace and Rosie are also appreciative of their fans who have kept up with their lives and business endeavors, but want everyone to know they are still the same girls, no matter how old they get. "A lot of people say that me and Rosie helped them through really hard times that they were having in their lives while we were on the show," Sophia Grace said. "It was just something that they could watch every day and make them happy. I would just like them to remember us how we were and know that we are literally still the same girls even though we're older."

In October 2022, Sophia Grace announced that she is pregnant

Oh baby, she's having a baby! Sophia Grace announced on October 22, 2022, on her YouTube channel that she is expecting her first child. In the video, the "Ellen" alum sat before a backdrop of pink and blue balloons, sharing the news that she is 21 weeks along. "I'm sure a lot of you are going to be very shocked because it probably was quite unexpected," she said in the video. "But I was very shocked when I first found out. I got used to it now and I'm super, super happy about it, and I can't wait to share this journey with you guys." In the video, Sophia shared two sonogram scans and revealed that she already knows the gender of her baby. She teased more baby and maternity content that is coming to her channel soon, including a special gender reveal. Sophia Grace did not mention any information about the baby's father in the video.


Sophia Grace's cousin Rosie McClelland congratulated her on the big news in an Instagram post of the sweet moment. "Congratulations to my beautiful cousin Sophia on the news of your pregnancy! To say I'm excited is [an] understatement, I can't wait to share this whole new chapter with you and be by your side watching you be the best mum ever! Love you so so much," McClelland wrote. Congratulations, Sophia Grace!