Who Is Sofia Richie's Husband? All About Elliot Grainge (2024)

Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge are parents!

The couple, who married in the South of France in April 2023, welcomed their first child on May 20, 2024, a daughter named Eloise Samantha Grainge.

Richie and Grainge announced they were expecting in January 2024. Richie shared the news during an interview with Vogue, revealing she was pregnant with a baby girl.

Richie and her music executive husband have known each other for years. Turns out, Richie's father — legendary singer Lionel Richie — was a frequent collaborator and friend of Grainge's father, Sir Lucian Grainge. In April 2021, Richie went Instagram official with Grainge by posting a photo of the two kissing.

One year later, on April 20, 2022, the model announced her engagement to Grainge, and her father publicly gave his approval.

"I love Elliot," the "Hello" singer told Access Hollywood on April 26, 2022, shortly after his daughter's announcement. "I've known him since he was 12 … It was one of those things where I don't have to go back and check out the kid. I know who it is."

"They make each other really happy," a source close to the couple told PEOPLE in 2022. "He's very mature and hard-working. He has his own house, and she moved in with him a while ago. All of her friends are thrilled that she found true love. They're a great match for each other."

So, who is Sofia Richie's husband? Here's everything to know about Elliot Grainge and his relationship with the model.

He has music business roots

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From a young age, Grainge has always been surrounded by music thanks to his father, Universal Music Group chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge.

Over his decades-long career, Grainge's father has worked with an impressive roster of artists, including Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse, Rihanna and Katy Perry.

Among his many accolades, Lucian was named Billboard's first-ever Executive of the Decade and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was also knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2016.

He grew up in the U.K.

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Although he currently resides in Los Angeles, Grainge grew up across the pond, where he inherited his father's love for the music business.

"I was a weird kid who used to read the music trades," he told Variety in a 2019 profile. "What I noticed about my father's negotiating style was how transparent, honest and sensible he was. When you put your cards on the table like that, negotiating is less competitive and more about teamwork."

He later attended Northeastern University in Boston, graduating with a bachelor's degree.

He has his own record label

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After graduating from college, Grainge moved to Los Angeles and started the 10K Projects record label by signing rappers Trippie Redd and Tekashi 6ix9ine, according to Forbes.

The label has amassed 18 gold and eight platinum/multi-platinum singles, with Grainge earning a spot on Forbes' 30 under 30 list in 2020.

He loves Eminem

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Although Grainge's musical taste is wide-ranging, Eminem holds a special place in his heart.

"I was obsessed, thought he was the coolest thing in the world," he told Variety in 2019. "If you look at the streaming data and analytics over the past six years, you'll see anyone under 28 around the world has been raised on hip-hop. It's a lifestyle, a culture, as rock once was for another generation. And I believe it was Eminem who took it to the next step in terms of global reach."

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He's a private person

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Unlike Richie, Grainge doesn't frequently post on social media.

Though he has previously posted pictures of Richie on Instagram, it's currently blank. His Twitter account also doesn't have any tweets.

Still, Richie posts plenty of photos of her fiancé, including a snap of a sweet smooch they shared while celebrating her 24th birthday. In the photo, Richie has her arm around Grainge as they stand over her birthday candles.

He was friends with Richie before they started dating

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Before they started dating in early 2021, Grainge and Richie knew each other as kids.

"They have been friends for years, and Elliot is also close with Sofia's brother, Miles," a source told Entertainment Tonight shortly after the couple began dating. "It's very nice for Sofia to date someone her family approves of and likes."

During an interview with Who What Wearin July 2023, Richie recalled the moment she realized she wanted to be more than friends with Grainge.

"I would always tell him, 'Whoever you end up with isthe luckiest girl,'" she told the outlet. "I thought that person is going to be really loved, appreciated, and worshiped. And then I realized one day … Why can't that lucky girl be me?"

He and Richie bought a house together just months after they began dating

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Shortly after they went public with their romance, Grainge and Richie bought a house together in Beverly Hills in April 2021 for $17 million. The house is in the same neighborhood as Rihanna and Paul McCartney's L.A. homes.

The couple made a profit when they sold the house just over a year later for $22 million.

He was "a nervous wreck" when asking Lionel Richie for his blessing for their engagement

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In an interview with Access Hollywood shortly after Grainge's proposal, Richie's father revealed that Grainge was "a nervous wreck" when he asked permission to marry his youngest daughter.

"I thought he was going to pass out, but he survived it," he said.

Lionel added, "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."

He proposed to Richie in April 2022

Surrounded by candles and flowers, Grainge got down on one knee and proposed to Richie in April 2022.

"Forever isn't long enough," the model captioned images from their engagement on Instagram.

In January 2023, Richie shared additional photos from the "most special moment" of her life, which included another close-up of her massive diamond ring.

A month later, Richie's godmother, Shelleylyn Brandler, threw her a wedding shower. Grainge stopped by to kiss his bride and participate in a champagne toast.

On April 3, 2023, Richie revealed on her Instagram Story that she had converted to Judaism ahead of her nuptials.

"What a magical day. I want to thank cantor Nathan Lam for helping me along this journey of converting to Judaism," she wrote over a photo of herself. "It has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. Today was that day!!! ✡️✡️✡️✡️✡️."

He says his "happy place" is with Richie

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In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, which was published just days before he wed Richie, the music exec discussed what makes him happiest.

"My happy place is with my girl on the couch binging a TV series where we argue about which episode we're on," Grainge told the outlet.

He and Richie got married in April 2023

On April 22, 2023, Grainge and Richie exchanged vows during an ultra-glamorous ceremony at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France.

Richie, who walked down the aisle with her dad, Lionel Richie, wore a custom halter-style wedding gown by Chanel.

"I am so excited. [It's] because I'm marrying Elliot, I know that sounds cheesy — but he is the man of my dreams," the model told Vogue ahead of the big day.

Richie always knew he'd be her husband

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Once the pair took their relationship out of the friend zone, Richie knew that Grainge was the one. She told Who What Wear that he gave her a "feeling of safety" that she hadn't found with anyone else.

“I knew when we started dating that he was my husband," she said. "It wasn't a ‘Do you think one day he’ll propose?’ It was like, ‘This is my husband— 100 percent.’ I felt this love for him that I never felt ever in my life.”

He and Richie are parents

While speaking to Vogue in January 2024, Richie confirmed that she was pregnant with her and Grainge's first child, a baby girl.

"She’s growing pretty fast, so [the due date] is a bit up in the air,” Richie said.

The model also shared details from the couple's sex reveal party, explaining, “I love the YouTubes and the TikToks — even before I was talking about getting pregnant — of gender reveals, so we had our OB text my assistant Becca [our baby’s gender], and we bought two party poppers: one blue, one pink."

Richie continued, "She left out the one with the correct color inside, and Elliot and I popped it together. We both really thought it was a boy, so it was a true shock. My dream in life is to have a daughter [though], and Elliot is really excited for a girl too."

"I think it’s so typical for boys to want boys, but he has a lot of sisters. It was really sweet. He’s very sensitive," she added of her husband.

Their daughter was born on May 20, 2024, and Richie shared the news in a post on Instagram that featured a black-and-white photo of her baby girl's feet.

"Eloise Samantha Grainge 🤍5•20•24 best day of my life🤍," she wrote in her caption.

Who Is Sofia Richie's Husband? All About Elliot Grainge (2024)
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