The Real Reason Scott Disick And Sofia Richie Split
May 29 2020
Scott Disick and Sofia Richie broke up in May 2020 after three years of dating. The exes were first linked together in May 2017, just two years after the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star split from Kourtney Kardashian, who was his longtime girlfriend and is the mother of his three children.
Interestingly enough, the typically stoic Kourtney was friendly with Richie throughout the relationship, and she had even invited her on a few family vacations with Disick. Some fans found the kinship strange, especially considering her ex is 15 years older than Richie. The camaraderie was also tough for Disick.
So was Kourtney the catalyst for the breakup? We wouldn't point any fingers just yet, because the exes' faced multiple complications during their three-year union.
Shortly after Sofia and Scott began dating, Sofia's famous dad - music legend Lionel Richie - gave an eyebrow-raising interview about what he truly thought about the relationship. He confessed to Us Weekly in October 2017,
"Have I been in shock? I'm the dad, come on. I'm scared to death, are you kidding me?"
However, by February 2020, Lionel had adopted a new stance. He told Hollywood Life when asked about whether he pays attention to the media speculation surrounding his model daughter and Disick,
"You notice, I don't. I don't. You can't step in there. It just doesn't work. If you're a parent, you understand that."
Although the "All Night Long" singer realized it was wise to keep his opinions on the DL, it doesn't mean he threw whatever reservations he might have had out the window. It's completely possible he was vocal about his true feelings behind-the-scenes.
Kourtney Kardashian, meanwhile, certainly appeared to approve of Sofia, as evidenced by their family vacations and group photos with Scott.
Despite these happy appearances, there's a chance things might have been tense between Kardashian and Richie when the cameras weren't rolling. A source told Page Six,
"Kourtney didn't make it easy for her, and you can only tolerate that kind of treatment for so long."
It's unclear what exactly the source was referring to, but there's a possibility it might have had to do with Disick and Kardashian's close co-parenting relationship. A source claimed to Us Weekly that the model felt, quote, "uncomfortable" about a family photo Kardashian took with Disick in celebration of Thanksgiving 2018.
We can't say how Kardashian truly felt about Sofia, although we have a feeling Richie did her best to keep things peaceful. She told Cosmopolitan about her relationship with the Poosh founder,
"I mean, just be nice. There's no reason not to be nice."
One of the biggest reasons why Disick and Richie broke up might have to do with the reality star's rehab stay in early May 2020. In case you missed it, Disick checked into a Colorado-based facility to deal with trauma related to the deaths of his mother and father.
A source told Us Weekly that Richie took space from Disick as he figured his life out, explaining,
"Scott and Sofia are on a break until Scott straightens himself out more. Scott is in an OK place right now and is trying to get better and focus on work, but he has to prove himself."
Another insider added,
"The quarantine has taken a toll on him and brought up old feelings and habits that may have not been fully resolved."
But whatever had been going on with Disick was never ironed out, as a source claimed to Page Six,
"Scott had gone back to his old ways and Sofia got fed up."
A different insider told E! News that Disick had been leaning on Kourtney Kardashian since rehab, revealing,
"She has really been there for him since his rehab exit, and has had a lot of sympathy towards him."
They added that Kardashian has always wanted her ex to be "healthy," as it's what's "best for their family." We wish both Disick and Richie the best going forward. Watch the video to learn The Real Reason Scott Disick And Sofia Richie Split!