Sofia Richie Biography
Sofia Richie is an American model born to legendary American singer and songwriter, Lionel Richie. She has been featured in campaigns by a number of major brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, and Chanel.
She spent some time at Oaks Christian School—nicknamed “Celebrity High”—before being educated at home for several years while her father was on tour. Sofia played soccer until age 16 when she broke her hip in a Segway accident.
Richie began modeling at age 14 with a feature in Teen Vogue and at 15 she got her first fashion contract with Los Angeles-based swimwear company Mary Grace Swim. The next year, she signed with the London-based modeling agency Select Model Management.
She has featured in advertising campaigns for a number of brands including DL1961, Madonna’s Material Girl line, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Adidas, Michael Kors, and Tommy Hilfiger. Richie has done photoshoots for Elle and Vanity Fair. She has recently appeared on the cover of Complex and Billboard magazine’s style issue.
How Old Is Sofia Richie?
Sofia was born on August 24, 1998, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She is 20 years old as of 2018.
Sofia Richie Family
Sofia was born to songwriter and singer Lionel Richie and his second wife Diane Alexander. She is the biological sister of Miles Richie and the younger sister of Nicole Richie (adopted). Her godfather was Michael Jackson and she reported that the visits to Jackson’s Neverland Ranch were some of her favorite memories as a child. She also became close friends with his daughter, Paris. Sofia is not adopted, she is the biological daughter of Richie and Diane.
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Sofia grew up with an affinity for music like her father. At the age of 5, she learned to sing and play piano at the age of 7. She also made occasional appearances at her father’s shows and also took vocal lessons from Beyonce’s vocal coach, Tim Carter when she was 14. Sofia also worked in the studio with her brother-in-law Joel Madden. She then decided to move away from her music career because of the pressure of living up to her father’s stature in the music industry.
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Sofia’s middle brother Miles is stepping into the spotlight as an IMG-signed model who made his runway debut at Philipp Plein’s bacchanal-cum-fashion show in Brooklyn.
Nicole and Sofia Richie
Richie is the adopted elder sister to Sofia. Nicole is a fashion designer, author, actress, and media personality.
Sofia Richie Boyfriend
Ritchie began dating television personality Scott Disick in September 2017. His father, Lionel expressed concern over the relationship in October 2017 when he told Us Weekly he was “scared to death” about her romance. Scott is 15 years older than Sofia. The couple split briefly in June 2018 when Ritchie discovered Scott cheated on her and got close to another woman. The couple however reconciled days later.
Sofia briefly dated Canadian singer and songwriter Justin Bieber from August 2016 to September the same year.
Sofia Richie Height
The model stands at a height of 5 ft 6 inches.