Now that Scott Disick and Sofia Richie have called it quits, fans are taking a closer look at their past history and thinking about what it means for how the pair got together in the first place. It’s no secret that plenty of people — including Richie’s own father — were vocally opposed to the pair dating. While some did start to change their minds about the relationship just before it came to an end, many maintain that it was an unhealthy pairing and it’s better now that it’s over.
In particular, fans are drawing attention to the fact that Disick likely knew Richie long before they started dating. Considering their age gap, does that make the relationship creepy?
Scott Disick and Sofia Richie turned heads with their age gap
Disick and Richie drew a lot of attention when they started dating. Because of his history with Kourtney Kardashian, Disick was already in the public eye, so when he started dating much-younger Richie, people were quick to judge him as having an unhealthy fling. In particular, fans were attentive to the age gap between the two. Disick is 15 years older that Richie.
While that’s not the biggest age gap in the Hollywood dating world, the fact that Richie was so young when they started dating did make it extra apparent. Richie was born in August 1998. That means that when she and Disick made their relationship Instagram-official in September 2017, Richie had just turned 19 years old. Drawing even further judgment, the relationship came on the heels of a wild summer for Disick in which he was linked to several younger women including Bella Thorne (who was also 19 at the time) and Ella Ross, according to Revelist.
Scott Disick has been close to the Kardashians for years
As fans celebrated Disick and Richie’s split in a Reddit thread, a few pointed out something about Scott and Richie’s past: it’s possible that he met Richie when she was much younger. After all, Richie and Kylie Jenner have been friends for years. “Kylie and Sofia have always run in the same circle and are very close in age, so they’ve bonded a lot through the years,” a source reported in 2019, according to Cosmopolitan.
That fact has led fans to wonder if Disick, who was definitely around the Kardashians a lot during Kylie’s childhood, met Richie when she was a young child around 15 or 16 years old — and he was an adult. Many feel this adds a creep factor to their relationship. Some fans on Reddit went so far as to call it predatory. “Yeah. She was hella groomed,” one fan wrote. Another added, “I’ve never been a fan of Sofia Richie and Scott literally dated her when she was 18 so that’s sort of creepy in my opinion.”
Fans are rooting for a reunion between Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian
Despite the general consensus that Disick was “creepy” for pursuing much-younger Richie, many fans on the same thread are vocally rooting for a reunion between Disick and Kardashian.
“He should finally focus his energy on his family with Kourtney, like he should’ve years ago,” one fan wrote while noting that Richie is “too young” for Disick’s “baggage.” Another commenter speculated on the potential of a growing family for Disick and Kardashian, who already have three kids together: “My gut feeling is that somehow, if Kourtney and Scott don’t end up back together, they will at least have another kid.”
Others, however, said that it was clear Disick does not need to be in any relationship until he gets himself together. “Come on, why would you wish that for [K]ourtney? He’s not even over his alcohol problems. He needs to work on himself,” one fan wrote. Another echoed similar sentiments saying, “They both need to move on with separate people. Although Scott probably needs to remain single until he gets his s**t together, although I doubt that’ll happen.”