While vacationing in St. Tropez, Sofia Richie and her fiancé Elliot Grainge spent the afternoon on a yacht just offshore from the iconic seaside town on the French Riviera.
The couple, engaged since April, sunbathed, swam and jet-skied all day, basking in each other’s company at every turn in the glow of their romance. The two had gone Instagram official just a year earlier, shortly after it was revealed they had started dating, with an anonymous source close to the couple confirming the rumours.
The lovebirds could also be seen swimming around the boat, with Richie initially appearing to have jumped into the ocean from the deck of the boat.
Sofia, 23, is best known for being Lionel Richie’s youngest daughter, making her also the little sister of Nicole Richie, 40, through adoption. Her mother, dancer Diane Alexander, was married to Lionel from 1995 to 2004 and also shares son Miles Brockman Richie – Sofia’s older brother at age 28 – with the singer “All Night Long”.
The model reportedly knew Grainge for years before dating him, a source told Entertainment Tonight about how the two got involved, adding that the 28-year-old record executive is also close friends with Miles.
Like the Richies, Grainge, who was born in the UK and lives in LA, comes from a renowned family of music companies: he is the son of industry titan Lucian Grainge, currently CEO and chairman of Universal Music Group.
“It’s really nice for Sofia to date someone who her family approves and likes,” the source added.
Before Richie got involved with Grainge, Richie dated Scott Disick for three years before the couple called it quits in 2020, as Vidak For Congress reported exclusively at the time, rumored that a mix of Disick’s hard parties and complicated family life with ex-wife Kourtney Kardashian contributed to it. the split.
Richie started her modeling career in 2012 with a spread in Teen Vogue and later made her runway debut in 2017, when she appeared on the runway for Chanel’s pre-fall collection alongside Lily Rose Depp. In recent years she has graced the covers of international magazines, including the Cosmopolitan, Tatler, Wonderland, Brazilian and Singapore editions of L’Officiel and even Japan’s Vogue – and many more.
Since 2019, Richie has also been involved in fashion design and made her first attempt with a capsule collection of tie-dye swimsuits, realized in collaboration with Frankies Bikinis. Since then she has worked with brands such as Nicole’s House of Harlow 1960 and Macy’s label bar III.