Is Nicole Richie the reason Sofia Richie and Justin Bieber are going strong? Sofia revealed in a new interview that her older sister was a big help in getting Sofia accustomed with dating someone as famous as JB. See what she said about Nicole right here!
“I remember the paparazzi and the s**t people would say to Nicole, and she wouldn’t respond,” Sofia, 18, told Billboard. “I’m going to be real with you: It. Doesn’t. Bother. Me. As long as I’m happy.”
And happy she is! Sofia has been spending tons of time with Justin, 22, since they were first pictured together in August, and they have seemingly only been getting closer and closer since making their fling public — even despite receiving some rather nasty messages from Justin’s fans.
Funny enough, Nicole‘s guidance has apparently helped Sofia stay more calm than celebrity veteran Justin amidst all the drama. He shut down his Instagram because of the Internet bullies, but Sofia’s Insta profile is still very much up and running! While there may not be any pictures of Justin on her page, she clearly has no concern about people saying mean things. Nicole must be a great mentor!
In addition to being an influence for Sofia, we’re hearing that Nicole, 34, is also playing the role of protective older sister while Sofia dates Justin…but in a bit of a secret way. Nicole is keeping an eye on Sofia “from a distance,” a source revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY, “for the most part she trusts her judgment.” Probably because Sofia just follows her sister’s direction, huh?
Frankly we don’t really know how Nicole wouldn’t be comfortable with her little sis’ new romance. Both Sofia and Justin seem happier than ever! Even Sofia gushed to Billboard that she and Justin have a “special relationship,” saying that the kind of bond they have is “hard to find.” Aww, that has to make big sis Nicole feel pretty great!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of what Sofia learned from Nicole? Do you think she gives Sofia any relationship advice? Tell us below!