An independent woman! Sofia Richie was spotted flying solo after her rumored flame Jaden Smith set the record straight about the pair’s relationship. The up-and-coming actress, 22, appeared alone as she was photographed heading to lunch in Malibu on Sunday, September 13.
During an appearance on Ryan Seacrest‘s radio show, Jaden, also 22, made it clear that there’s nothing romantic going on between him and Sofia. “You know, I actually don’t look at the internet, so I didn’t see that,” the “On My Own” artist explained on September 11, referring to photos of the duo getting cozy on the beach over Labor Day weekend.
“Me and Sofia have been friends for like 10 years,” Jaden clarified. “We’ve been going to the beach pretty consistently for 10 years, too. Yeah … we’re just homies — and we love each other and it was fun.” Considering the model just got out of a three-year relationship with on-again, off-again boyfriend Scott Disick, we’re not entirely surprised to hear she isn’t settling down just yet.
In the last few months, Sofia and Scott, 37, tried to make things work, but ultimately called it quits for good in mid-August. “They were very happy together but Sofia could not handle his issues,” a source told Life & Style at the time. In late April, the longtime Keeping Up With the Kardashians star briefly entered a Colorado rehab facility for emotional issues related to the 2013 and 2014 deaths of his parents.
After less than a week, Scott left treatment and returned to Los Angeles, where he began “leaning on” ex Kourtney Kardashian “more and more,” noted the insider. “Scot and Sofia were never cut out for the long term because he has too much baggage and has trouble opening up to anyone besides Kourtney. When he gets low, Kourtney is the only person he can turn to. It’s been a very strange back and forth between Sofia and Kourtney.”
Following the pair’s breakup, Scott unfollowed Sofia on Instagram. However, she still follows him! Who knows? Maybe they’ll get back together somewhere down the line.
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