After a brief rumored split, Sofia Richie and Scott Disick are back together. Richie is following a pattern in her relationship with Disick that was displayed up until a few years ago by Kourtney Kardashian.
Sofia and Disick started dating at the end of 2017, after he ended things with Kourtney Kardashian. Few days ago, he was seen getting cozy at Kanye West’s album launch in Wyoming with another woman. Reports suggested that after that incident, Richie dumped Scott for his infidelity and fluctuating behavior over the past few months.
Yesterday, Scott took to his Instagram story to post coverage of his breakup with Richie, captioning it, “We had no idea we even broke up but thanks for thinking of us.” He also posted a picture of himself and Richie grabbing lunch in Nobu to dispel rumors that the two had parted ways.
Despite Disick’s assertions that him and Sofia are back together, the 19-year-old model has not said anything about their relationship on her social media.
Regardless of their relationship status, Richie is interestingly following a pattern very similar to Kourtney Kardashian’s in her relationship with Disick.
Kardashian and Disick met in 2006 at a party at Girls Gone Wild‘s founder Joe Francis’ house. They began dating soon after and were together for nine years. They broke up in 2015 after pictures surfaced of Disick with a group of girls in Monte Carlo.
Over the course of their relationship, Disick cheated on Kardashian and had the infamous meltdown in Vegas when he stuffed a $100 bill in a waiter’s mouth as a pregnant Kardashian looked on. He also punched a mirror in Miami, while drunk, leaving blood splattered everywhere.
Despite everything, Kardashian braved the storm and stuck it out with him. Initially it was because he managed to convince her with his cover stories. Later it was to keep her family together. A layer was added to this with the passing of both Disick’s mother in November 2013 and his father in January 2014.
After this, Scott often voiced the sentiment on Keeping Up With the Kardashians that Kourtney and his kids were the only family he had left in the world.
Richie’s behavior in her relationship so far is extremely similar to Kourtney’s when she was with Scott. Both of the women stuck by Disick right through the hard times and some of his more questionable behaviors. Both of them left the social media flaunting of the relationship after troubled times to Disick while staying quiet themselves. And both of them seemed ready to fight their families for Disick’s sake.
In the first season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, when Kourtney first brought Scott around, Momager Kris Jenner was extremely wary of him and questioned her daughter’s decision to date him. Khloe Kardashian also voiced her doubts about Scott’s character numerous times at the start of their relationship. Once the two bickered to the point where Khloe ended up slapping Disick on camera. Despite all this, Kardashian stuck it out with Disick.
Similarly, Sofia’s father Lionel Richie was extremely wary of Disick and even more so after the latest incident in Wyoming. A source told Us Magazine, “[Lionel] said he is going to cut her off and write her out of his will if she continues her relationship with Scott as he thinks he’s extremely toxic for her.”
Whether the singer will actually carry out this threat remains to be seen.
Before their rumored split, Sofia shared a photo with Disick on his birthday with the caption, “Happy birthday babe! Thank you for being you. Love you.”