Sofia Richie is having a major moment. Her modeling career is sky-rocketing (she walked in the Yeezy season 4 show during New York Fashion Week!) She’s datingJustin Bieber. And now she landed the cover of Billboard magazine’s style issue. The 18-year-old rising star spills about her drama-filled relationship, what it’s like growing up with her über-famous father (Lionel Richie) and where she sees her career heading.
The star recently celebrated her 18th birthday by partying with Justin and taking aromantic (PDA-filled) trip to Mexico together.
“We have a special relationship,” she says. “Justin is very easy to talk to, and that’s hard to find with people in Los Angeles.”
Even with the public scrutiny the couple has endured this summer, including mean comments from fans and heated Instagram comments between Bieber and his ex Selena Gomez (which resulted in the singer briefly deleting his account), Richie is fine with ignoring any haters.
“I remember the paparazzi and the s–t people would say to Nicole [Richie], and she wouldn’t respond,” says Sofia. “I’m going to be real with you: It. Doesn’t. Bother. Me. As long as I’m happy.”