How Sofia Richie Went From Dating Scott Disick to Having TikTok's Most Viral Wedding

Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge tied the knot in a star-studded ceremony in France on April 22. Take a look at how they went from friends to newlyweds.

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sofia richie elliot grainge relationship timeline

In case you missed it, Sofia Richie married Elliot Grainge earlier this week in a wedding ceremony that has been dubbed the wedding of the year, per TikTok. 

Richie and Grainge said “I do” in a lavish ceremony in front of their family and friends at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France on April 22. Richie, who is the youngest daughter of singer-songwriter Lionel Richie, teased fans leading up to the big day with content posted to her newly created TikTok account. 

Richie had been friends with Grainge for years before they started dating in 2021 after their fathers crossed paths in the music industry. Grainge is a fellow nepotism baby himself. His dad is Lucian Grainge, chairman and CEO of Universal Musical Group. Following in his father’s footsteps, Grainge started his own music label 10K Projects. Under this label, he signed the likes of Trippie Redd, 6ix9ine, Iann Dior, and more. 

Prior to her relationship with Grainge, Richie burst into the public eye when she dated Justin Bieber in 2016. She then got into a relationship with Kourtney Kardashian’s ex-boyfriend, Scott Disick, for three years before calling it quits in August 2020. Richie reportedly broke things off with Disick after feeling like he didn’t prioritize their relationship. It only took a few months after their split before Richie realized that the love of her life was always right before her eyes. 

Once Richie joined TikTok prior to her big day, content surrounding the couple’s wedding and their relationship quickly took over the app. In a Vogue video released hours before they tied the knot, she explained why she was over the moon to be walking down the aisle. “I’m so excited to be married just because I’m marrying Elliot,” she said. “I know that sounds so cheesy, but he’s the man of my dreams.”

From being music heirs and longtime friends to their lavish wedding ceremony in the South of France, here’s a complete timeline of Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge’s relationship.

When: March 2021

Two months after reports surfaced that Richie and Grainge were dating, she hard-launched their relationship on Instagram with a selfie of the two of them. In the photo, the two posed in front of a mirror inside an elevator. 

The aforementioned photo was the first of many on Richie’s account following the end of her high-profile relationship with ex-boyfriend Scott Disick in August 2020. Richie shared photos of her and Grainge packing on the PDA, going out on dates, and more. She also gave fans a peek at her “dreamy” St. Barts vacation with her beau in April.

When: September 2021

Things appeared to be getting serious between Richie and Grainge after the couple went to see the model’s iconic father, Lionel Richie, in concert. Richie shared photos and videos of her and Grainge dancing while Lionel performed. "A day in Vegas!" Richie wrote on Instagram. "@wynnlasvegas @lionelrichie you blew us away yet again ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥.”

Three months prior, a source told OK! that Lionel was over the moon about his daughter’s relationship. They added that Grainge seemed like a better fit than her ex-boyfriend Scott Disick. "Lionel breathed a huge sigh of relief, not only because of their age difference but because he was afraid Scott would break his little girl's heart," the source said. "Elliot is a really nice guy, he's extremely successful and he’s already a millionaire."

When: November 2021 

Richie posted a heartfelt Instagram tribute for Grainge’s 28th birthday. The post included a photo of the two of them sharing a sweet kiss. "You are everything to me. I love you, happy birthday babe," she captioned the pic. 

A few weeks later, the couple brought in the new year together. Richie shared pics and videos on the golf course. "2022 festivities 💛," she wrote underneath a photo of herself resting her head on Grainge’s shoulder.

When: April 2022

After a year of dating, Richie took to Instagram to announce her engagement to Grainge. In the photo, Richie placed her hand on Grainge’s face as she kissed him, showing off the diamond rock she received. "Forever isn't long enough @elliot,” she captioned the news

Following their announcement, Lionel Richie said he was excited about having Grainge as his future son-in-law. In an interview with Access Hollywood, Lionel described Grainge as a “nervous wreck” asking for permission to marry his youngest daughter.

"I thought he was going to pass out, but he survived it," Lionel said while laughing. "I was going to rib him a little bit, but I didn't want to play, he was going to faint. It was wonderful. … They're deeply in love, so all I can say is, that's what you really want as a dad."

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Elliot Grainge, Sofia Richie at Midnight in Los Angeles held at Delilah

When: April 2023

In what might be the greatest marketing move, Richie joined TikTok the night before her wedding weekend began. Her TikTok handle includes her soon-to-be husband’s last name, @sofiarichiegrainge. Richie’s first few uploads included a “Get Ready With Me” as she picked outfits for her wedding festivities, and a video of herself doing her makeup. 

Another upload showed Richie getting ready for a day of fun by the pool with her guests who flew to France for the wedding. "It's day one of wedding festivities,” she said. “I just woke up. I don't know how it's possible, but I've already lost my voice. Typical me. It's going to be fine."

When: April 2023

In what TikTok is labeling this year’s royal wedding, Richie and Grainge said “I do” on April 22 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France. The wedding guest list included stars like Cameron Diaz, Benji Madden, Paris Hilton, sister Nicole Richie, and brother-in-law Joel Madden, to name a few. 

Richie stunned in a custom Chanel dress, featuring a magical dew drop veil that glistened as she walked for seven-and-a-half minutes down the aisle. She told Vogue that after getting engaged, she had an entirely new vision for her wedding dress.

“It has always been a dream of mine to have Chanel design my wedding dress,” Richie explained. “Within the dress are subtle details, including an embroidered heart to represent the love that Elliot and I share, as well as a blue embroidered S&E on the inside of the dress above my heart.” 

Grainge surprised Richie with an appearance by Stephen Sanchez, who sang her favorite song “Until I Found You” as she walked down the aisle alongside her father Lionel. “I’ve been dreaming of meeting Stephen Sanchez and had asked my fiancé several times if we could go to one of his gigs,” Richie said. “When our planners, Banana Split, asked me what song I wanted to walk down the aisle to, it was a no-brainer.”

She continued, “It was so surreal, and it was such a meaningful [wedding gift from Elliot]. And not only that, but we got to party with him all night.”

Speaking of the party, Richie, Grainge, and the guests partied until 3 a.m. following the ceremony. The newlyweds' first dance included them being serenaded by Lionel, who sang his song “Stuck on You.” Other musical performances included Good Charlotte, who broke their performance hiatus for the special occasion. 

“Elliot was such a big Good Charlotte fan when he was a kid, and Joel and Elliot have become like brothers,” Richie said. “Anyway, they haven’t performed in, like, five years, and they brought their band out from Nashville and LA, and it was one of the most fun nights of my life. They are true rock stars. Between my dad and Good Charlotte, it was unbelievable. And most importantly, it really felt like family, which is exactly how we wanted the wedding to feel.”

When: May 2023

Following their star-studded wedding, Richie and Grainge jetted off on their honeymoon at an undisclosed location. The 24-year-old model shared a TikTok video giving fans a sneak peek into the romantic getaway. 

"Alright guys, I'm actually going to bring you with me tonight on my little date night," Richie said in a GRWM-style opening. First, she shared how she puts her hair in a claw clip. "I can do this without looking. That's how often I do it."

After switching into her date night outfit, Richie showed a dinner on the beach set up that was surrounded by roses and lights. "Oh my god, this is so beautiful," she said in the video. "This is magic."

They also sang along to the song that Richie walked down the aisle to: “Until I Found You” by Stephen Sanchez. Richie and Grainge ended the night enjoying a movie on the beach before making their way back to their room. “Luckiest girl in the world,” she captioned the sweet video.

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