Sofia Richie ‘Tried to be There’ for Scott Disick Before Their Reported Break But It Became Too Much, Report Says

Sofia Richie’s relationship with Scott Disick just fell into the category of “it’s complicated.”

On May 21, reports emerged that the influencers had decided to take a break after over two and a half years together. Many fans quickly criticized Richie for allegedly distancing herself from the Flip It Like Disick star amid his personal struggles. But sources say that she had really “tried to be there” for him ahead of their break.

Scott Disick and Sofia Richie at an event in April 2019
Scott Disick and Sofia Richie at an event in April 2019 | Presley Ann/Getty Images

A brief timeline of Sofia Richie and Scott Disick’s relationship

After months of dating rumors, Richie and Disick went public with their relationship in the fall of 2017. They initially faced criticism due to their 15-year age gap but went on to build a lasting relationship. Richie even met his kids and spent time with Kourtney Kardashian.

Things were seemingly going smoothly up until early May when it was reported that Disick had checked into rehab. Sources claimed that he was seeking help not because of any addiction, but to cope with the deaths of his parents in 2013 and 2014.

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Losing them hit Disick hard and is still something he struggles to discuss.

“It puts me in a very vulnerable place, to remember them and think about them,” Disick explained in an April episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

But the coronavirus quarantine dredged up the memories of his parents and caused him to “[spiral] in his thoughts,” according to E! News sources.

“He has harbored pain that will surface and put him in a bad place,” said an insider.

Sofia Richie and Scott Disick allegedly decided to take a “break” amid his struggles

Fans were convinced that they broke up when Richie was seen with a mystery man on May 17. But Us Weekly sources later clarified that they are simply taking a break.

“Scott has been in a very vulnerable place this last month and sometimes it is best for their relationship if they have space and do their own thing,” an insider added to E! News.

“She has been giving Scott space to figure out his next steps, but has consistently been supporting him,” the insider went on. “Their relationship has been 3 years of ups and downs, but she isn’t leaving him to the dust. She’s very loyal to Scott.”

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A separate source told Life & Style magazine that Richie had always been supportive of Disick, though — even before all of this kicked off. She “tried to be there for Scott and still loves him,” said another insider, “but at the end of the day, he can only help himself. She’s hoping that taking a break will be the wake-up call he needs.”

An update on Scott Disick

Disick checked out of rehab earlier in May due to a photo leak, but sources say he is intent on finding another treatment center and getting the help he needs.

He “will do anything to help himself be the right type of man and father, but being somewhere where photos are released is not a safe place for him,” a source told People.

“He needs to be safe and secure … “He’s looking into his next steps. He’s talking to a lot of people who can give him psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual health. He knows he needs all four,” the source added.

As of writing, neither Disick or Richie has commented on the reports.

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