How Old Is Scott Disick’s Girlfriend and What’s the Age Gap?

Music royalty joined hands with reality television fame when Scott Disick started dating Sofia Richie. May -December relationships are as old as time, but will this one last?

What is the age gap between Scott Disick and Sofia Richie?

Scott Disick and Sofia Richie
Scott Disick and Sofia Richie | Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Theatre Box

There is a 15-year age gap between Disick and Richie. It may not seem like much of a difference especially if compared to other celebrity coupling with more distance between them.

The 35-year age gap between Katharine McPhee, who rocketed to fame after appearing on American Idol, and music producer David Foster didn’t stop them from falling in love and tying the knot.

How old is Sofia Richie?

The daughter of mega music star, actor, and most recent American Idol judge, Lionel Richie and his second wife, dancer Diane Alexander, Richie was born August 24, 1998. This means Sofia is now 21 years old.

To say Richie was born into fame is an understatement. Richie’s godfather was Michael Jackson and her sister is Nicole Richie who along with Paris Hilton kicked off the modern reality show craze with their hit,  The Simple Life.

How old is Scott Disick?

Scott Disick was born in 1983 on May 26 to a well-off New York family. Disick turned 36 in 2019.

While he was not born into fame, he grew up financially privileged and became famous after he met Kourtney Kardashian in 2006 at a house party in Mexico thrown by Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis.

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#FBF The night I met @letthelordbewithyou .

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How did Scott and Sofia meet?

Sofia Richie grew up with ‘It Girls’ Bella and Gigi Hadid, and Kendall and Kylie Jenner and have been friends with them for years. Of course, Kim Kardashian’s first blush with mega fame came through her friendship with Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.

The Kardashian name was very mainstream after her father Robert Kardashian was part of OJ Simpson’s defense team in the 90s, however, it was in June 2006 that Kim started appearing in episodes of The Simple Life. Scott and Sofia would have been familiar with each other through the Richie-Kardashian-Jenner connection, but were not officially an item until the couple went public, declaring their love in a September 2017 Instagram post.

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Happy Birthday babe! Thank you for being you.

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What does Richie’s father think about the couple’s age gap?

When Lionel Richie said, “he is scared to death” for his daughter it is fair to assume he is not happy about the 15-year difference in their age.

After all, she was barely of legal age when she started dating the father of three who brings tons of baggage to the relationship, and has already cheated on Sofia. Such a match would mortify any father of a sweet young thing.

So, does a big gap in age really matter in a relationship?

Glamour magazine asked a similar question. Seth Meyers, Ph.D., a psychologist, and relationship expert is quoted in the article, “While age is just a number” generally being with “someone more than 10 years older will present challenges now or later that add to the pre-existing challenges any relationship has.”

Will Disick and Richie last?

Young women like Richie are often enamored with men who are older and have a bad boy image like Scott. Do they think they can tame the beast? Or are they happy going along for a bumpy ride? Who knows?

Whatever the attraction is between Sofia and Scott we will have to wait and see if this will be a lasting love match.