Sofia Richie: Justin Bieber Is “Special Relationship”

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Sofia Richie Justin Bieber Billboard Interview

By Shari Weiss |

Sofia Richie Justin Bieber Billboard Interview


Sofia Richie talks about her relationship with Justin Bieber for the first time in a new interview with Billboard. The rising model is one of the cover stars for the magazine’s first-ever style issue.

Richie appears on the cover of the new issue flanked by Rae Sremmurd, along with the line, “Fashion’s New Rock Stars.” Bieber’s even mentioned in the teaser. “In 2016, Kanye has pop-ups, Bieber has Barneys and everyone wants a piece of the billion-dollar mashup of music and style, as Billboard unveils its first-ever list of the 25 most powerful designers, artists, stylists, muses and CEOs,” it reads.

Richie’s interview was conducted just days before she turned 18 last month. On the topic of Bieber, she tells the magazine, “We have a special relationship. Justin is very easy to talk to, and that’s hard to find with people in Los Angeles.”

The teen also addresses some of the online bullying she’s faced as her romance with the superstar heats up. “I remember the paparazzi and the sh*t people would say to Nicole, and she wouldn’t respond,” Richie says, referring to her famous older sister. “I’m going to be real with you: It. Doesn’t. Bother. Me. As long as I’m happy.”

Last month, Gossip Cop debunked a claim that Richie had slammed Bieber’s fans on Instagram in response to the social media drama. The alleged comment, however, was fake. Gossip Cop also busted HollywoodLife for falsely alleging Richie had tweeted about Bieber. She’s not actually on Twitter and, clearly, doesn’t care what’s being said.


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