Did Kylie Jenner Need Kourtney Kardashian’s Approval Before Befriending Sofia Richie?

If you’ve been anywhere near the Internet lately, you’re probably aware of the blossoming friendship between Kylie Jenner and model Sofia Richie. When they’re not posting each other on social media, they’re hitting vacation spots, like Turks and Caicos, where they recently frolicked in the ocean, posed nude, and showed off their matching bikinis. 

Kylie Jenner and Sofia Richie
Kylie Jenner and Sofia Richie | Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week

Although they’ve known each other for some time, their relationship might raise concerns. For those who don’t know, Richie dates Scott Disick, who used to date Jenner’s big sister Kourtney Kardashian. And it’s no secret that Kardashian had concerns about Richie, specifically because she’s so much younger than Disick.

So, did Jenner at least seek approval from her sister before getting so close to the model? Here’s what to know.

Jenner and Richie’s friendship is growing “exponentially”

A source told Us Weekly on July 20 that the two got “closer” after Richie smoothed things over with Kardashian.

The source said that Kylie and Sofia have “gotten a lot closer as of late now that the Kourtney, Scott and Sofia drama has died down. Once any drama between Kourtney and Sofia blew over, Kylie felt more comfortable spending girl time with Sofia again.” 

The source continued, “[They] have always run in the same circle and are very close in age, so they’ve bonded a lot through the years. They’ve always been in the limelight, lived very similar lifestyles, and grown up around a lot of the same people.”

So, it doesn’t look like Jenner asked her sister whether she could hang out with Richie. But it appears that she at least considered Kardashian’s feelings before continuing a relationship with her. So thoughtful.

How Disick feels about the friendship

The source told the publication that Jenner and Richie’s friendship is a “relief” to the 36-year-old. “Scott is really happy that Sofia and Kylie have become so close again because it means that Sofia has been further accepted in the family,” the insider explained.

It’s probably not surprising that Disick ships the friendship. He and Richie have reportedly been discussing marriage. So it seems obvious that he would want the family to have a close bond with his partner.

Where Kardashian and Richie stand

The 40-year-old told Paper magazine in May that she’s “most proud of” her friendship with her ex-boyfriend and his girlfriend. Things are so good between them that they often vacation around the world together.

It’s a major change in direction from 2018 when Kardashian lashed out on Disick for introducing their three children to Richie without telling her. “It’s called giving someone a heads up and having a respectful conversation,” Kardashian said in an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

The same year, sources told Us Weekly that Richie felt “uncomfortable” with Disick and Kardashian’s relationship after the Poosh founder posted a family photo with her ex-boyfriend and their children. 

It’s great to see them leaving their past behind and making such an effort to be friends. Fingers crossed that it stays this way.