Why Scott Disick and Sofia Richie Decided To Take a Break, According to Source

Scott Disick and Sofia Richie are one of the most controversial couples in the Kardashian-Jenner family circle. The father of three is rapidly approaching forty, while Lionel Richie’s young daughter is only twenty-one. While they have defied the odds and remained together for nearly three years now, amid reports that Disick is experiencing a lot of emotional problems, a source has spoken out to claim that Richie and Disick are on a “break.” In light of this, fans are left to wait and wonder whether the supposed break could lead to an actual split between the mismatched pair. 

Scott Disick with his arm around Sofia Richie, who is looking back at the camera
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Scott Disick and Sofia Richie started dating in 2017

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Scott Disick was in a high-profile relationship with Kourtney Kardashian for nearly 10 years. Their romance, with all of its ups and downs, was chronicled on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Fans followed along as the couple battled Disick’s alcohol and depression issues, dealt with the loss of both of his parents, and welcomed three children. Ultimately, Disick and Kardashian broke up in early 2017, and both moved on to date other people.

Within months of breaking up from Kourtney Kardashian, Disick struck up a romance with Sofia Richie. The young daughter of iconic performer Lionel Richie has become known to fans of pop culture as a model and influencer and is very active on social media. Her romance with the much-older Disick seemed very out of character — but the two soldiered on with their unconventional love affair, and have been together ever since. 

Scott Disick has been having emotional issues lately

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Scott Disick has a long history of emotional problems and depression. Beginning with the deaths of both of his parents several years ago, Disick began struggling more visibly and has admitted in episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians that he still deals with “trauma” over the memory. In early May, reports first started circulating that Disick was experiencing more issues and that he had checked into rehab in order to deal with his emotions.

According to Yahoo, Sofia Richie encouraged Disick to get the help that he needed and that he also had the full support of his family and friends. These days, Disick is reportedly out of rehab but is still experiencing some problems — and his issues might just spell the end of his long-time relationship with Richie. 

Will Scott Disick and Sofia Richie break up soon?

On May 21st, as reported by Paper, a source claimed that Scott Disick and Sofia Richie had decided to take a break. The source stated that the reason for the break is so Disick can put in some time to work on himself and put in the time necessary to “straighten himself out.” As the source revealed, “Scott and Sofia are on a break until Scott straightens himself out more. Scott is in an OK place right now and is trying to get better and focus on work, but he has to prove himself.”

This break is unconfirmed by either Richie or Disick, and it certainly doesn’t mean that the two have decided to break up for good. However, many fans believe that it is only a matter of time before Richie and Disick pull the plug on their romance, due to the fact that he is fifteen years older than she is, and has a lot of baggage for her to deal with long-term. The next few months should reveal more about the state of their relationship and whether they decide to continue with their romance.