Sofia Richie has found the man of her dreams in Elliot Grainge! By now we are guessing all of you know, that Sofia, the daughter of music maestro Lionel Richie has tied the knot with her fiancé Elliot Grainge. The two lovebirds walked down the aisle on April 22, 2023, in a lavish wedding in the South of France.
Richie, a model by profession and music executive Grainge, knew each other for many years before they started dating. Sofia’s father Lionel Richie happens to be a frequent collaborator and friend of Grainge’s father, Sir Lucian Grainge. The couple has kept their relationship out of the limelight. Although, they made their romance Instagram official in April 2021. Then, she posted a cozy picture of the pair sharing a kiss.
After a year in April 2022, the model announced that she was engaged to her beau Elliot. Her father Lionel Richie gave a green signal to Grainge for the proposal. During an April 2022 interview with Access Hollywood, the Endless Love hitmaker said “I love Elliot. I’ve known him since he was 12 … It was one of those things where I don’t have to go back and check out the kid. I know who it is.”
Later on, the pair marked the special occasion with a big party that was attended by Sofia’s siblings Nicole and Miles Richie, brother-in-law Joel Madden and Benji Madden. At that time, a close source told People magazine, “They make each other really happy. He’s very mature and hard-working. He has his own house, and she moved in with him a while ago. All of her friends are thrilled that she found true love. They’re a great match for each other.”
So, who is Elliot Grainge? Continue reading further to know everything about the life of Sofia Richie’s husband Elliot Grainge including his profession, background, early life, and more.
What does Elliot Grainge do for a living?
Elliot Grainge has music business roots. Right from a very young age, he has been surrounded by music, because of his father Sir Lucian Grainge, who is the chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group. Over the years, his father has worked with many top artists including Amy Winehouse, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Rihanna, and Katy Perry.
When we talk about Lucian’s accomplishments, back in the day, he became Billboard’s first-ever Executive of the Decade. Not only this, but he also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In the year 2016, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth who passed away last year.
Elliot Grainge was brought up in the United Kingdom
Elliot was raised in the United Kingdom, however, at the moment, he lives in Los Angeles. While growing up, he inherited his father’s love for the music business. While having a chat with Variety in 2019, he said, “I was a weird kid who used to read the music trades. What I noticed about my father’s negotiating style was how transparent, honest, and sensible he was. ”
Grainge went on to say, “When you put your cards on the table like that, negotiating is less competitive and more about teamwork.” Later on, down the lane, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University in Boston. At the moment, he is 29 years old.
Elliot Grainge is the owner of a record label
Yeah, you read that right. Elliot owns a record label that goes by the name of 10K Projects. According to a report by Forbes, after completing his graduation, he shifted to Los Angeles and began the 10K Projects record label by signing rappers Trippie Redd and Tekashi 6ix9ine. Since then, the record label has had a total of 18 gold and eight platinum/multi-platinum singles. In the year 2020, he even bagged a spot on Forbes‘ 30 under 30 list.
Elliot Grainge loves legendary rapper Eminem
Elliot’s taste in music is varied however the rap legend Eminem best noted for his smashing hit songs like Mockingbird, Lose Yourself, Without Me, The Real Slim Shady, and Superman amongst many others holds a very special place in his heart.
During a 2019 interview with Variety, Grainge said, “I was obsessed, thought he was the coolest thing in the world. If you look at the streaming data and analytics over the past six years, you’ll see anyone under 28 around the world has been raised on hip-hop. It’s a lifestyle, a culture, as rock once was for another generation. And I believe it was Eminem who took it to the next step in terms of global reach.”
Does Elliot Grainge have a profile on Instagram?
The answer to the above question is a big yes. Unlike his ladylove Sofia, Elliot is not pretty active on Instagram. At the time of writing, he has 70.3k followers on the social media platform Instagram. However, as of this moment, he has no posts on his Instagram feed. Currently, he follows only 2 accounts on Instagram. The first one is of his wife Sofia, meanwhile, the second one is of his record label 10k Projects.
It seems like the music mogul is a private person. Grainge has inserted the photo of a penguin as his profile picture on Instagram. On the other hand, when we talk about the micro-blogging site Twitter, he doesn’t many tweets on his Twitter account as well. His Twitter handle is @estrainge. Up until now, he has more than 5k followers on Twitter.
Sofia frequently shares pictures of herself and Elliot on her Instagram profile. In November 2022, she took to her Instagram feed to drop a sweet birthday wish for her beau Grainge on the occasion of his 29th birthday. “Happy birthday to my heart! I hope 29 is electric⚡️you are the greatest thing to ever happen to me. ILY @elliot,” she wrote in the caption of the post.
Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge were good friends before they started dating
Before they began dating in January 2021, Sofia and Elliot already knew each other as kids. Soon after, the pair started dating, a close source told Entertainment Tonight, “They have been friends for years, and Elliot is also close with Sofia’s brother, Miles. It’s very nice for Sofia to date someone her family approves of and likes.”
Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge purchased a house together a few months after they started dating
Shortly after making their romance public, Sofia and Elliot shelled out a staggering $17 million for a house in the mountains above Beverly Hills. The pair bought the stunning house together in April 2021. Their house is located in the same neighborhood as Rihanna and Paul McCartney’s Los Angeles homes. Nearly a year later, the pair sold the gorgeous mansion for a whopping $22 million and they made a handsome profit.
Elliot Grainge was very nervous to ask Lionel Richie for his blessing for their engagement
During an interview with Access Hollywood soon after Grainge’s proposal, Sofia’s famous father Lionel Richie disclosed that Elliot was “a nervous wreck” when he asked permission to marry his youngest daughter. He told the media outlet, “I thought he was going to pass out, but he survived it.”
Lionel further added, “I was going to rib him a little bit, but I didn’t want to play, he was going to faint. It was wonderful … they’re deeply in love, so all I can say is, that’s what you really want as a dad.”
Elliot Grainge proposed to Sofia Richie last year
In April 2022, Grainge popped the big question to Sofia. He went down on one knee to propose to his ladylove Richie. Around the same time, she shared the pictures from the pair’s engagement day which consisted of candles and flowers on the social networking platform Instagram. “Forever isn’t long enough,” she wrote alongside the pictures of the couple.
Then, Elliot also shared an Instagram post of his own. He uploaded a sweet snap of himself and his ladylove sharing a kiss. He simply captioned the picture, “She said yes ❤️❤️❤️.” In the snaps, Richie can be seen looking lovely in a yellow-colored dress that has big white flowers. Grainge, for his part, opted for a grey shirt and pants. He completed his look with a pair of specs.
On April 3, 2023, Richie told her Instagram followers that she converted to Judaism ahead of her nuptials. “What a magical day. I want to thank cantor Nathan Lam for helping me along this journey of converting to Judaism. It has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. Today was that day!!! ✡️✡️✡️✡️✡️,” she wrote alongside a picture of herself shared on Instagram Story.
Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge got married in April 2023
Sofia and Elliot tied the knot in April 2023. The pair exchanged their vows during an extravagant ceremony at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France. Sofia walked down the aisle with her dad Lionel. For the big day, she donned a custom halter-style wedding gown by Chanel, meanwhile, Grainge wore a black tux.
We send our heartiest congratulations to Sofia Richie and her husband Elliot Grainge as they are ready to start a new chapter of their lives together. Wishing them nothing but love and happiness for their journey ahead. Stay in touch with us for the latest updates from Hollywood.