Sofia Richie and Justin Bieber are still dating. Although rumors swirled in regard to their possible split just days after they were seen together in Japan, the couple has since reunited in Los Angeles.
As Sofia Richie celebrated her 18th birthday on Wednesday, she was spotted at Justin Bieber’s home before traveling with the 22-year-old singer to Burbank, where they visited RAWkin’ Juice.
On August 24, the Daily Mail shared photos of Sofia Richie’s outing with the singer, which featured the model dressed down in a pair of black yoga pants and a long-sleeved black T-shirt. Meanwhile, her assumed boyfriend, Bieber, wore black sweat pants with a plaid shirt layered over top of a white T-shirt.
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) August 24, 2016
“[Sofia Richie] kept her head down as she carried her pet pooch,” the outlet revealed. “The cover girl did not seem to be in the best of spirits but that may be because she has been suffering from a cold.”
The previous day, Sofia Richie took to her Snapchat account, where she revealed she was feeling under the weather and asked fans, “Of course I’m sick day before my birthday….Anything else want to go wrong?”
According to the Daily Mail, Sofia Richie was first linked to the singer in early August when the pair was spotted together in Laguna Beach, California. Then, weeks later, Richie shared a series of photos of them together on her Instagram page, one of which featured the couple in Japan.
While Sofia Richie appeared to be involved in a committed relationship with the singer, things between them appeared to take a quick turn for the worse just days later when Bieber was spotted out in London with model Bronte Blampied. Now, however, it appears that Sofia Richie and her man are still going strong.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) August 24, 2016
Also on August 24, a rumor surfaced claiming Bieber’s ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez was devastated over his relationship with Sofia Richie. However, according to a report by Hollywood Life, Gomez doesn’t have much time to sulk over her former partner’s new romance as she is quite busy these days.
Selena Gomez is “happy, driven and focused on making the right choice to keep her fans happy, whether that be getting back in the recording studio, making another movie or signing on for a new TV project,” a source told the outlet. “Selena sees her passion for her career as a healthy escape from her relationship issues and other challenges she faces with her famous ex.”
After Bieber faced backlash after sharing a photo of himself and Sofia Richie on Instagram and fought back against his fans, Gomez called out the “Cold Water” singer in the comments section of the photo.
“If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol – it should be special between you two only,” Gomez wrote, according to a report by Us Weekly. “Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you.”
A short time later, things got heated between Gomez and Bieber after she proclaimed that Sofia Richie’s new flame cheated on her multiple times during their years-long relationship. At that point, Bieber deleted his Instagram account altogether but not before suggesting Gomez slept with Zayn Malik.
While Sofia Richie continues to face backlash on her own social media accounts due to her romance with the singer, she hasn’t let that stop her from sharing updates with her fans and continues to do so on both Snapchat and Instagram.
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