Scott Disick 37-year-old Scott Disick and his 21-year-old model girlfriend of almost three years, Sofia Richie, have called time on their relationship, Us Weekly reports.
According to the publication, just last week a source revealed that the couple were “on a break” so that Disick—who has reportedly suffered from substance abuse issues in the past and been to a number of drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities for said abuse—could work on those issues.
“Scott [Disick] and Sofia [Richie] 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,” the source reportedly told Us Weekly. However, since then, in a separate article, the publication reports a source has said they have broken up.
Us Weekly reports that Disick—who was previously in an on-again, off-again relationship with Kourtney Kardashian and is the father of her three children, Mason, 10, Penelope, seven, Reign, five—checked into a treatment centre in Colorado in early May but promptly left after “photos of him on the premises were leaked online.”
However, the publication reports that another source revealed that Disick’s most recent very brief stint in rehab wasn’t in relation to any substance abuse issues, but rather due to Disick not coping in coronavirus lockdown. “At the beginning of the quarantine Scott was doing really well and was doing a great job at taking care of himself and staying positive and healthy. The quarantine has taken a toll on him and brought up old feelings and habits that may have not been fully resolved,” the source is reported to have said.
ET reports that Disick’s lawyer, Marty Singer, confirmed via a statement to TMZ at the time that this was the case, as well as shedding further light on the specific issues Disick was facing: “In an effort to finally come to terms and deal with the pain that Scott has been silently suffering for many years due to the sudden death of his mother, followed by the death of his father three months later, Scott made the decision to check himself into a rehab facility… to work on his past traumas.”
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians regular began dating Lionel Richie’s model daughter, Sofia Richie, in 2017, and appeared, according to their Instagram feeds at least initially, to be very loved-up almost from the minute they became Instagram official.
And, according to Us Weekly Richie was a key motivating factor in Disick’s decision to go to rehab earlier this month. “A big part of why he went to rehab was because Sofia wanted him to work on himself,” a source told the publication, while also noting that Richie’s music industry legend dad, Lionel, had some concerns following Disick checking himself in (and out) of rehab.