What a bummer! Justin Bieber and Sofia Richie have split after a whirlwind romance that took them from Mexico to Japan on lavish trips and fueled speculation that this was Justin’s most serious relationship since Selena Gomez. Here’s the latest news.
Justin Bieber, 22, and Sofia Richie, 18, are over, and apparently they’re even moving on to see other people after an intense month together, according to TMZ. So sad.
Justin and Sofia “were never all that serious to begin with”, sources say, and though they jetted to Mexico together for a PDA-filled trip on Aug. 24 for her 18th birthday, they haven’t been seen together since they returned. Justin hasn’t even talked to the model much lately, according to insiders, especially since he headed overseas to Iceland on his tour in early September — perhaps the distance was just too hard on the pair. Justin is reportedly “is single and ready to date other girls” — well, that’s nothing new from him. Still heartbreaking, though, because they were such a cute couple!
The “What Do You Mean” singer and Sofia began hanging out this summer, and were first spotted holding hands on Laguna Beach on Aug. 5. Justin’s relationship with Sofia seemed to burn hot and heavy for the first several weeks. The model began spending nights at his home, wearing his clothes and Snapchatting and Instagramming herself playing with his dogs. Justin took Sofia to a swanky restaurant and serenaded her for her 18th birthday on Aug. 24, then swept her off to Mexico, where they skipped the MTV VMAs and PDA’d on a yacht. As we previously told you, Justin even met her dad, Lionel Richie, and immediately won him over. To put it simply, they were inseparable!
Of course, their relationship was the subject of tons of controversy. When fans began bashing the “Sorry” singer for dating the younger model, JB’s ex Selena Gomez got involved and called him out for not being able to handle the criticism. As we EXCLUSIVELY told you, Sofia was “shocked” by Selena’s diss, and didn’t consider it any of her business. We’ve got to wonder if Justin and Sofia fizzled because of that whole incident.
HollywoodLife.com spotted Sofia — sans Justin — with a group of friends at the Audi pre-Emmy party in Los Angeles on Sept. 15. She was having fun and chatting with her friends and it’s possible that she had already split from Justin by then!
HollywoodLifers, tell us — do you feel sad that Sofia and Justin are over? Let us know if you’re surprised that they broke up after only a month of dating!