What You Don't Know About Sofia Richie And Elliot Grainge

Fans of Sofia Richie were elated when the 23-year-old announced that she and her boyfriend of at least a year, Elliot Grainge, were engaged. Richie confirmed the news on Instagram, where she shared two photos of herself and Grainge alongside the caption, "Forever isn't long enough." Sofia previously dated Scott Disick for several years.


While it might seem like the relationship between Richie and Grainge came out of nowhere, nothing could be further from the truth. It turns out that their fathers, singer Lionel Richie and music executive Sir Lucian Grainge, have been friends and collaborators for years. In fact, as a source told E! News in April 2021, Lionel "completely adores" Elliot.

Here's a look at a notoriously private couple, including everything we know about the twosome so far. It's not clear when they plan to get married, but there are some things we know about Sofia Richie and her record label owner fiancé Elliot Grainge. 

Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge's dads have been friends for years

While Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge have been dating for about a year, it turns out that the pair have known one another for most of their lives.

In April 2021, a source close to the Richie family revealed that Sofia's father Lionel Richie was a big fan of the relationship, despite the fact that it was still quite new. As the source told E! News, "They weren't close growing up but Lionel has been friends with Elliot's father and has worked with him for years." On top of that, Lionel believes that a relationship between his daughter and Grainge completely make sense. As he put it, "He thinks they are a perfect match and it was very natural progression for Sofia and Elliot to get together." 


On top of those family ties, it turns out that Grainge has also built a career in the music industry like Lionel has, though in a different way. He is the owner and founder of the record label 10K Projects, which Us Weekly notes got its start after signing Tekashi 6ix9ine.

Sofia Richie and Elliott Grainge have been together since April 2021

Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge have kept the exact day that they began dating under wraps, but the twosome went Instagram official on April 7, 2021, when Richie shared a photo of the pair alongside a simple black heart as a caption. The photo came only days after the pair were photographed grabbing food from Matsuhisa Beverly Hills together.


Fast forward to November 2021 and engagement rumors were swirling around the couple. As E! News published, things between the twosome were easy. A source told the publication that getting engaged was on the table, and that doing so was something Richie was fully in support of. As the source noted, "They are a great match and it's going really well. Sofia and Elliot currently live together and the adjustment has been so easy and seamless." The friend of the couple went on to add that part of the appeal for Richie is the lack of drama between herself and Grainge. 

Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge are a private couple

Despite the fact that Sofia Richie had a very public relationship with ex-boyfriend Scott Disick, even going so far as to appear on several episodes of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" with both Disick and his ex-girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian, she and fiancé Elliot Grainge have opted to keep most of their relationship private. Few details are known about Grainge in particular, though it is widely acknowledged that he is the son of Sir Lucian Grainge, the CEO of Universal Music Group (per The Sun).


Richie's relationship with Disick isn't the only one that's caught the public's attention. The Sun notes that she and Justin Bieber dated in 2016, right before she met Disick. While Grainge's relationship history isn't public knowledge, the publication notes that he has a Bachelor's degree from Northeastern University and the 28-year-old was named on the 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 List.

Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge are successful at their jobs

In 2021, Forbes named Elliot Grainge as one of the 30 people under the age of 30 to watch. As Forbes notes, Grainge's music label 10K Projects has enjoyed a lot of success, including "18 gold and eight platinum/multi-platinum singles that have accumulated a total of 22 billion streams." 


Grainge has been known to take risks during his time as head of 10K Projects, which included signing the rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine even as he was facing down firearms and racketeering charges. Grainge told Variety that he knows his client is a challenge for some, but ultimately, signing him was the right move. As he put it, "Knowing him like I do, since he was [called] Daniel Hernandez, I wouldn't be doing a good job as a human, let alone a label head, if I didn't try to help him. I'm not giving 6ix9ine a second chance, just an opportunity."

For her part, Sofia Richie has enjoyed a successful career as a model. Celebrity Net Worth notes that her net worth is approximately $8 million, which is just shy of the $10 million that The Sun believes Grainge is worth.