The Richie family has been Hollywood royalty for a long time. Even before the youngest member started dating Scott Disick (cue the gasps). However, people still have a lot of questions about this famous clan: Is Sofia Richie adopted? Is Nicole Richie adopted? Who is Sofia’s birth mother? WHAT IS ANYONE’S RELATION? Chill, I got you.
No, Sofia is not adopted. She was born in 1998 to the “All Night Long” singer Lionel Richie and Diane Alexander. Sofia’s mom was reportedly Lionel’s mistress while he was still married to his first wife, Brenda Harvey. Brenda famously caught Lionel and Diane together at the Beverly Hills Hotel which resulted in a physical attack and Brenda’s arrest. Diane and Lionel married in 1995 and divorced in 2003 when Sofia was five, but the two former spouses still remain very close.
Nicole Richie was adopted by Lionel and Brenda when she was two. The step-sisters have a 17-year age gap but seem to get along amazingly. Sofia also has a full-blood brother, Miles, who she shares the same parents with. He’s 24 and looks a whole lot like his famous father. Basically, they all seem like a super close, relatively normal (by Hollywood standards) family.
Recently, the 20-year-old model has been making headlines for her high profile relationship with Kourtney Kardashian‘s baby daddy Scott. Many fans are wondering if Sofia will appear alongside her beau in Keeping Up With The Kardashians, but it looks like that will never happen if Kourt has her way. A source told Hollywood Life that Kourtney is “dead set against Sofia being a series regular.” The source added, “Kourtney is not interested in paying Sofia or in increasing her profile in any way … It’s not that she doesn’t like her or anything, Kourtney just doesn’t feel the need to bolster her fame.”
Kourtney is pretty strong-willed so who knows if the model will ever get her shot on the reality show. If Scott and Sofia do start to get more serious I have one piece of advice: Sofia, don’t change your last name.
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