Caleb Kennedy Cut From ‘American Idol’ After He’s Spotted With Person In Ku Klux Klan Hood In Video

Caleb Kennedy Cut From ‘American Idol’ After He’s Spotted With Person In Ku Klux Klan Hood In Video


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‘American Idol’s Caleb Kennedy, 16, apologized for ‘disappointing’ fans and making ‘people lose respect for me’ after a controversial video surfaced online.

American Idol Top 5 finalist Caleb Kennedy, 16, announced on May 12 that he has been eliminated from the competition series while apologizing for appearing in a controversial video that circulated online the same day. “Hey y’all, this is gonna be a bit of a surprise, but I am no longer gonna be on American Idol,” Caleb tweeted. “There was a video that surfaced on the internet and it displayed actions that were not meant to be taken in any way. I was younger and did not think about the actions, but that’s not an excuse.”

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— Caleb Kennedy (@calebkennedy) May 12, 2021

The video in question showed Caleb sitting next to another person wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood, and was captioned “bow.” It’s unclear when the video was filmed. “I wanna say sorry to all my fans and everyone who I have let down,” Caleb tweeted. “I’ll be taking a little time off social media to better myself, but saying that, I know this has hurt and disappointed a lot of people and made people lose respect for me. I’m so sorry! I pray that I can one day regain your trust in who I am and have your respect!”

He ended by thanking those who have “supported” him. Caleb comes from Roebuck, South Carolina, and impressed the American Idol judges deeply during his first audition. He sang an original song, called “Nowhere,” and told Luke Bryan that he writes new music “every day.” Katy Perry told him that she believed he had “something real special,” and Lionel Richie even said Caleb already mastered a “storyteller’s voice.” It was only upward from there.

Caleb Kennedy performs on American Idol (ABC)

Caleb’s last appearance on American Idol was during the May 9 show, when he was selected as one of the Top 5. The contestants all tackled a Coldplay hit, and Caleb had opted to put a country spin on “Violet Hill.” Katy told him that the performance “scared” her, but “in a good way because it was that good.” While Lionel said that his confidence seemed like it “dipped” a bit as he sang, he was still doing great.

With Caleb eliminated, the remaining American Idol contestants are: Casey Bishop, Grace Kinstler, Chayce Beckham, and Willie Spence.

‘American Idol’ Recap: The Top 7 Are Revealed & 3 Great Singers Are Eliminated

‘American Idol’ Recap: The Top 7 Are Revealed & 3 Great Singers Are Eliminated


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Avery Thompson
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The top 10 performed Disney classics on ‘American Idol’s Disney Night on May 2. When the top 7 were announced, that meant 3 contestants were sent home in heartbreaking eliminations.

It’s the most magical night of American Idol! It’s Disney Night! Right off the bat, Ryan Seacrest reveals the Comeback winner. Season 18 runner-up Arthur Gunn is now a part of the season 19 top 10 after a nationwide vote. Arthur says it “feels marvelous” to be back.

The top 9 took a trip to Disney World in Florida where they collaborated with celebrity mentor John Stamos. Caleb Kennedy is the first contestant to perform. He rocked out to “Real Gone” from Cars. Katy Perry raves that his “energy is infectious” and had the perfect song choice. Lionel Richie adds that it was a “radiating performance” for the 16-year-old.

Willie Spence on ‘American Idol.’ (ABC)

Willie Spence sings a powerful rendition of “Circle of Life” from The Lion King. The end of his performance is stunning. Luke tells Willie that he has the “magic” in him, and Lionel Richie says Willie is a “true stylist as an artist.” He also notes that Willie’s “delivery is just so incredible.” Katy calls him a “bonafide idol.”

Deshawn Goncalves switches things up with his performance of “When You Wish Upon A Star” from Pinocchio. He rearranges the song and creates a jazz version. Lionel raves that Deshawn totally “nailed” his performance. Katy says this performance showed “real, true growth” in Deshawn.

Casey Bishop wows with her stunning rendition of “When She Loved Me” from Toy Story 2. This girl is just 16, but she’s got one powerhouse voice. Katy tells Casey that her “vocals will take you to infinity and beyond.” Luke goes so far as to say Casey is a “superstar in the making.”

Casey Bishop on ‘American Idol.’ (ABC)

Similar to Deshawn, Chayce Beckham decides to switch the arrangement of “Baby Mine” from Dumbo. His alt-rock version is a standout performance. Lionel advises Chayce to not get so caught up in the fact that he’s on American Idol. “Enjoy this, this is your moment,” Lionel says. Katy commends Chayce for changing up the arrangement and making “Baby Mine” a “cool song.”

Alyssa Wray embraces her inner Disney princess with her beautiful version of “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes” from Cinderella. She really saves her big vocals for the final part of the song. Lionel calls the performance “amazing,” and Katy adds that Alyssa was “elegant and elevated.”

Arthur returns to the Idol stage to sing his own version of “Remember Me” from Coco. He feels right at home on stage. “That was one of your best performances I’ve ever seen,” Luke says. He adds that Arthur was “so authentic” in his style and vocal tones.

Cassandra Coleman hits the stage next and performs “Go The Distance” from Hercules. Luke tells Cassandra that this was the “most comfortable” he’s seen her in the moment. Lionel keeps it short and simple, calling it an “amazing, solid performance.”

Hunter Metts is back after tearing up on stage two weeks ago after forgetting the lyrics during his performance. This week, he’s singing his mom’s favorite song, which is “You’ll Be In My Heart” from Tarzan. It’s a super sweet and slow performance. Katy has nothing but praise for Hunter. “You really swung that one,” Katy says, before adding that he “sounded great.” She admits she loved the “big leap” he took with the performance at the end.

Grace Kinstler on ‘American Idol.’ (ABC)

Grace Kinstler is ending the night with “Into the Unknown” from Frozen 2. It’s a total star-making performance. Katy is nearly speechless! Luke says, “You had the eye of the tiger… you went beyond all that.”

Now it’s time for eliminations. This is going to be gut-wrenching. Ryan reveals the top 7 (in no particular order): Chayce, Casey, Willie, Hunter, Caleb, Grace, and Arthur. That means Deshawn, Alyssa, and Cassandra are going home this week.

Deshawn Goncalves: 5 Things To Know About The Soulful ‘American Idol’ Singer

Deshawn Goncalves: 5 Things To Know About The Soulful ‘American Idol’ Singer

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Deshawn Goncalves is one of the breakthrough singers of ‘American Idol’ season 19. Here are 5 key things to know about the 19-year-old singer.

Deshawn Goncalves has one incredible voice that has propelled him to the final weeks of American Idol season 19. From his first audition to his latest performance of “The Way We Were” by Barbra Streisand, Deshawn has wowed the judges. He’s definitely got what it takes to be the next American Idol winner.

So, who is Deshawn Goncalves? HollywoodLife has rounded up insightful facts about Deshawn’s parents, his past performances, his school life, and more. These are 5 things you need to know about Deshawn.

Deshawn Goncalves during his ‘American Idol’ audition. (ABC)
1. Deshawn made Lionel Richie cry during his audition. 

Deshawn performed a gorgeous rendition of “Everything Must Change” by Nina Simone on the piano for his audition. He got emotional himself after finishing the song. Lionel Richie wiped tears away from his eyes after Deshawn was done. “That was powerful,” Lionel told Deshawn. Katy Perry echoed Lionel and said the performance was “magic.”

2. His mother was just 13 when he was born. 

During his audition, Deshawn revealed that his mother was only 13 years old when she gave birth to him. His father was just a few years older than his mother. Deshawn admitted that, because of their age, his mom and dad “didn’t really know how to be parents.” He said that “music has always been my saving grace.”

3. Deshawn’s dad inspired him to explore music. 

His dad ended up going to jail after getting into trouble. As a result of his father’s absence, Deshawn began acting out. After his father, Stepheon, was released from prison, he was determined to turn his life around. “He taught me so many things, like how to take care of myself and handle business,” Deshawn said. “He really pushed me to be better as a man. I started to sing and play instruments and get straight As, and I graduated at the top of my class.”

Deshawn Goncalves on ‘American Idol.’ (ABC)
4. He performed in front of some music greats. 

The singer has performed in the presence of Patti LaBelle, according to his official website. He’s also played the piano for B.B. King’s daughter. He released his first singer, “Time is a Teacher,” in 2019.

5. Deshawn is in college. 

Deshawn is currently attending Jackson State University in Mississippi. He received a full ride scholarship to college after graduating at the top of his class. He also plays the tuba in the school’s marching band.

Luke Bryan Says ‘Make-up Sex’ Is The Secret To His 14-Year Marriage With Wife Caroline

Luke Bryan Says ‘Make-up Sex’ Is The Secret To His 14-Year Marriage With Wife Caroline

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Erin Silvia
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Luke Bryan laughed while spilling the details on how he and his wife Caroline stay close both mentally and physically, in a new interview.

Luke Bryan, 44, is giving his fans an idea of how he and wife Caroline, 41, stay close and make things work with a little humor and honesty. The singer recently gave an interview to theSKIMM and when he was asked what the secret to his 14-year marriage is, he said, “Communicate and make-up sex” with a chuckle. The lovebirds have been married since 2006 and share sons Thomas, 13, and Tatum, 10, together so they definitely know a thing or two about commitment and family life!

In addition to his marriage, Luke opened up about his fellow American Idol judge Katy Perry, 36, and her new baby Daisy, whom she shares with fiance Orlando Bloom, 44, in the interview. Unfortunately due to the pandemic, he hasn’t been able to meet the seven-month-old tot in person just yet, but he has been able to see her on a video call. “I have FaceTimed on set with Katy’s precious daughter Dasiy Dove,” he explained. “But I haven’t been able to do the baby fat, pinching the cheeks stuff yet.”

Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline have been married since 2006. (Shutterstock)

Luke also answered random questions during the fun interview like what his dream collaboration would be. He picked the talented Rihanna, 33, for that answer. He also said Lionel Richie, 71, would be the one American Idol co-worker he’d want to quarantine with because his house is “ginormous.”

Before Luke made headlines for his latest interview answers, he did so by getting a hook stuck through his hand during a fishing accident last month. He shared a graphic video of his hand after the incident as well as posts of him waiting to get it out, but luckily all was well after and he went back to enjoying the sport. “Got the hook out. We’re back,” he said in a follow-up video of him giving a thumbs up and smile to the camera.

Luke Bryan said communication and ‘make-up sex’ is the secret to his marriage with his wife Caroline. (Shutterstock)

It’s great to know Luke is both okay and relishing in a joyous and satisfying marriage with Caroline! He recently had to take a break from his position on American Idol after he tested positive for COVID-19, but he’s been posting on his social media regularly and keeping his fans up to date. We hope to see him back on our television screens soon!

Ava August: 5 Things To Know About The ‘Idol’ Singer, 15, Who Is A Season 19 Breakout

Ava August: 5 Things To Know About The ‘Idol’ Singer, 15, Who Is A Season 19 Breakout

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Ava August is one of ‘American Idol’ season 19’s frontrunners, and she’s just 15 years old. Here’s what you need to know about the young starlet.

There are so many talented singers competing on American Idol season 19, but Ava August really stands out. Ava is the youngest contestant in the competition at just 15 years old. She has consistently impressed the judges every time she’s performed.

Even though she’s just 15, this isn’t Ava’s first time on a singing competition series. From her past on The Voice to her original music, get to know this rising American Idol star. She’s a contestant to watch out for this season!

Ava August during her ‘American Idol’ audition. (ABC)
1. Ava auditioned with an original song. 

For her American Idol audition, Ava sang her original song “Neighbor Boy.” All three of the judges praised her performance. “You’ve got an old soul sound that comes out very fresh,” Lionel Richie told Ava. She moved on to Hollywood Week and performed “We’re Going To Be Friends” by The White Stripes and “Dancing On My Own” by Robyn.

2. She was on ‘The Voice’ before ‘American Idol.’

She tried out for The Voice season 16 when she was just 13 years old. Ava performed a gorgeous rendition of “House of the Rising Sun.” None of the coaches turned around, unfortunately, but this experience led her straight to American Idol!

3. Ava’s not intimidated being the youngest in the competition.

She revealed in a post-audition interview that she thinks being the youngest is an “advantage because it’s definitely something that people can also remember me for, being the youngest, and hopefully it adds the spotlight on my name and helps people remember me.”

Ava August is just 15 years old. (ABC)
4. She’s already released her own music.

Ava released the single “Daybreak” in 2020. Prior to “Daybreak,” Ava dropped the singles “Magic” and “Gone.” The original song “Neighbor Boy” that she performed for her audition is new!

5. She can play multiple instruments.

For her audition, Ava played the piano. For the first Hollywood Week round, Ava played the guitar. On her Instagram page, the singer has also shown she can play the ukulele as well.

Sofia Richie Poses For Selfie With Mystery Man After Being Spotted Holding Hands With Him On A Date

Sofia Richie Poses For Selfie With Mystery Man After Being Spotted Holding Hands With Him On A Date

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Jade Boren
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Fans are wondering if Sofia Richie officially has a new boyfriend, after the 22-year-old model posted a photo with a handsome mystery man on her MAIN Instagram page.

A mystery man has made his debut on Sofia Richie‘s Instagram page. On March 26, the 22-year-old model shared a photo of herself getting cozy with the handsome stranger — well, a stranger to most fans — in the elevator. He leaned in behind Sofia, who was looking chic in a gold satin pajama suit as she snapped the mirror selfie. Of course, this set off speculation that Sofia has a new boyfriend!

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Sofia simply captioned the photo with a sunflower emoji, and didn’t tag her mysterious companion. However, fans tried to do that job for her by dropping the Instagram handle for Elliot Grainge, the founder of 10k Projects (the music label that represents artists like Trippie Redd and Iann Door).

While we can’t confirm the identify of the person in the photo above, Elliot was the person whom Sofia was spotted holding hands with outside of a restaurant in West Hollywood on March 24. Sofia was also seen kissing a mystery man on a Miami beach in early February, although his identity wasn’t confirmed at the time.

Sofia has a special connection to Elliot. He’s not just a record executive, but is also the son of Universal Music Group’s Chairman and CEO, Sir Lucian Grainge. Sofia’s father, famous singer-songwriter Lionel Richie, is friends with Lucian and has also released a few albums through Universal Music.

Sofia Richie holds hands with record executive Elliot Grainge outside a restaurant in West Hollywood on March 24, 2021. [BACKGRID]Elliot’s age isn’t public information (his Instagram account is also set to private), but he was 26 years old when he offered a two-album contract extension to former client Tekashi 6ix9ine  the controversial rapper’s sentencing in Dec. 2019, Variety reported in Dec. 2019. Before Elliot, Sofia was romantically linked to Cha Cha Matcha founder Matthew Morton, but their fling “fizzled out” after not going “on an actual date since [Nov. 2020],” a source close to Sofia EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife in Dec. 2020.

Sofia’s apparent new romance comes in the wake of a headline-making claim that her ex before Matthew, Scott Disick, made on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. During the show’s final season premiere on March 18, Scott claimed that Sofia gave him “an ultimatum” before their breakup: she allegedly wanted him to “choose” between her or his ex and the mother of his children, Kourtney Kardashian.

However, we learned that Sofia saw the situation a bit differently. “She’s really moved on from their breakup and is focused on doing her own thing and being happy. Even if Scott truly feels like Sofia gave him an ultimatum, then that’s his perspective but she never felt that she did,” an insider EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife after the premiere aired.

Sofia Richie’s Feelings Revealed After Scott Disick Says She Gave Him An ‘Ultimatum’ Before Split

Sofia Richie’s Feelings Revealed After Scott Disick Says She Gave Him An ‘Ultimatum’ Before Split

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Sofia Richie ‘was aware’ that her and Scott Disick’s breakup ‘would come up’ on ‘KUWTK’, but her perspective is different.

Scott Disick, 37, gave Keeping Up with the Kardashians fans a little inside look into how he feels his breakup from Sofia Richie, 22, went down, on the Mar. 18 final season premiere episode of the series, but it turns out, she has her own feelings about it too. The former boyfriend of Kourtney Kardashian, 41, claimed the model gave him an “ultimatum” before their split in the summer of 2020 because she was “trying to push Kourtney out” of his life, but Sofia apparently thinks that’s just his own “perspective” about things and isn’t letting it bother her.

“Sofia understands that what Scott said to Kim [Kardashian] and Khloe [Kardashian] was filmed a little while ago and whether or not he still feels that way doesn’t affect her one way or another,” one source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife. “She’s really moved on from their breakup and is focused on doing her own thing and being happy. Even if Scott truly feels like Sofia gave him an ultimatum, then that’s his perspective but she never felt that she did.”

Sofia Richie and Scott Disick walk outside together during a previous outing. (Shutterstock)

“Sofia was always supportive of Scott’s relationship with Kourtney, especially since she was the mother of their children,” the source continued, referencing Scott and Kourtney’s kids, Mason, 11, Penelope, 8, and Reign, 6. “She always made a point to spend time with his kids and focused on building a bond with Kourtney. Scott, Sofia, and Kourtney all went on vacations as a group and they spent a lot of time together. Sofia feels like she made every effort to show that she was cool with Kourtney, even following her on social media until after they had already broken up.”
Since Scott seems to see things differently when it comes to the end of his relationship with Sofia, whom he started dating in Oct. 2017, the daughter of Lionel Richie, 71, has been “trying to ignore” the “headlines” that have been coming out about his comments. “Sofia knows how things work and she was aware that the breakup would come up on the show, but it’s something she’s trying to ignore,” a second source EXCLUSIVELY told us. “It’s unfortunate that she’s being made to look like the bad guy, but she’s keeping her head up and not paying attention to the headlines.”

Sofia Richie and Scott Disick getting cozy during a previous hangout. (MEGA)

“Whenever there’s a breakup, there are always two sides and from Sofia‘s perspective, she made a huge effort to make it work,” the insider added. “She got along great with his kids and was very understanding of Scott’s situation. For Sofia, it just got to a place where she wasn’t happy with Scott. They were just at such different places in their lives… She prefers to take the high road and keep it moving. She is focused on her own life and not looking backwards.”

Sofia Richie Stuns In Short Shorts & $1,400 Prada Bag After A Workout In LA — See New Pics

Sofia Richie Stuns In Short Shorts & $1,400 Prada Bag After A Workout In LA — See New Pics


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Sofa Richie and her BFF Tess Kemper were spotted leaving a West Hollywood gym after a workout! The blonde kept a pair of sunglasses on her head as she walked back to her car.

Sofia Richie, 22, was seen stepping out in Los Angeles. The daughter of Lionel Richie and her longtime best friend Tess Kemper exited a West Hollywood area gym on Thursday, Feb. 11. Sofia soaked up the sunshine in a fitted pair of black short shorts, along with a ’90s inspired mock-neck zip from Fear of Gods’ ESSENTIALS line ($95). She kept the throwback vibes going with Prada’s $1,400 black nylon “Re-Edition” bag, which she also owns in the nude “Cameo” shade. The crossbody bag features a wide strap with the “Prada” logo as well as a small coin purse attachment.

Sofia Richie rocks her go-to Prada crossbody bag and short shorts as she leaves the gym on Feb. 11. (BACKGRID)

She finished her look with a cozy pair of baby blue shorts and a white banana clip attached to her shorts. She kept her blonde hair down as she appeared to walk back to her car, opting for a protective dark gray face mask and a pair of black sunglasses. Tess opted for an all-black ensemble, including a black long sleeve from Alo Yoga and fitted leggings.

Recently, Sofia was spotted kissing a new flame: billionaire Gil Ofer. The model and heir packed on the PDA while at Miami Beach on Jan. 31 while she was staying at the luxe Faena Hotel. At one point, Gil even rested his hand on Sofia’s shoulder. She stunned in the photos, rocking a coordinated blush ensemble that included a leopard bikini, bucket hat and on-trend culotte pant. “Sofia likes Gil and has been out a few times with him, but she isn’t interested in jumping into a relationship or getting serious with anyone right now,” a source previously spilled EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife following the romantic getaway.

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“She had fun and enjoyed spending time with him while she was in Miami, but she’s also dating other people casually. Sofia knows she’s young and has her whole life ahead of her so she’s enjoying the single life for the time being,” the insider noted, adding, “She hasn’t found anyone she’s interested in making a commitment to and she’s happier than ever right now.” Shortly after the trip, Sofia was also spotted back out in Los Angeles with friend Jaden Smith, 22. Previously, Sofia dated Scott Disick, 37, and was linked to Matthew Morton, 27.

Sofia Richie Makes Out With New BF Matthew Morton On Dinner Date With Friends — See PDA Pic

Sofia Richie Makes Out With New BF Matthew Morton On Dinner Date With Friends — See PDA Pic


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PDA was on the menu when Sofia Richie and new beau Matthew Morton went out to dinner in Beverly Hills. While the couple was waiting for their meal, they snuck in a quick makeout sesh!

Sofia Richie and Matthew Morton’s lips weren’t socially distancing from each other during a dinner with friends on Nov. 2. Quite the opposite. While sitting at an outdoor eatery in Malibu, Sofia, 22, and Matthew, 27, couldn’t help themselves and just had to sneak in some PDA. The Cha Cha Matcha co-founder, wearing a trucker cap and white t-shirt, was caught planting a passionate kiss on the lips of Lionel Richie’s young daughter. This bit of romance was probably tastier than anything on the menu, and afterward, the new couple left the restaurant together in the same car. Who needs dessert when your date is such a snack?

Sofia Richie, who split from longtime boyfriend Scott Disick over the summer, was seen kissing Matthew Morton during the dinner date at an outdoor tented eatery in Beverly Hills. (BACKGRID)

The model first hinted that she had a new love in her life when she and a “mystery man” were seen having dinner together at Nobu on Oct. 17. Because both Sofia and her unknown guest wore facemasks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it took a moment to find out her “mystery date.” It turns out it was Matthew, the young co-founder of the “alternative to artisanal coffee culture” brand that sells matcha in various forms. Like Sofia, Matthew has a famous father in Arnie Morton, the founder of both the Hard Rock Cafe and the Morton’s Steakhouse chain. Morton’s brother, Harry Morton, founded the Pink Taco restaurant chain, and at one time, he owned Hollywood’s infamous nightclub, the Viper Room.

So, it’s official: Sofia has moved on from Scott Disick. She and the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star called it quits, seemingly for good, in August. Since then, Scott hasn’t let the grass grow under his feet. He was recently seen passing the time by hanging out with models Bella Banos, 24, and Megan Blake Irwin. Meanwhile, Sofia has obviously found a new man for herself.

Sofia Richie poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film ‘The Truth’ and the opening gala at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (AP)

However, don’t think that Sofia is rushing into anything serious. She is “still enjoying the single life and isn’t interested in being tied down,” a source told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. She thinks Matthew is “a great guy,” but since she just got out of a long-term relationship with Scott, she’s “interested in seeing what’s out there.” She’s focused on “herself,” according to the source, and “spending quality time with family and reconnecting with old friends.”

With that said, Matthew might have an ace up his sleeve: Sofia’s brother, Miles Richie. Miles “approves” of Matt, the source tells HollywoodLife, and that brotherly seal of approval “is a huge bonus” to Sofia because “his opinion means everything to her.”

Sofia Richie, 21, Stuns In Floral Pink Bikini In Santa Barbara, Plus More Of Her Best Swimsuit Looks

Sofia Richie, 21, Stuns In Floral Pink Bikini In Santa Barbara, Plus More Of Her Best Swimsuit Looks

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With the beach so close to home, bikinis have become a staple of Sofia Richie’s wardrobe. Check out her best swimwear looks, starting with a gorgeous set from Frankies Bikinis!

Sofia Richie, 21, is known to rock a variety of ensembles that no doubt look amazing on her, yet one item she can’t seem to stop wearing is a bikini! The gorgeous model has been spotted in them while either out and about or on her social media leaving her millions of fans completely speechless.

A sandy shore in Malibu also seems to be Sofia’s favorite hangout spot, which serves as a runway for Sofia’s many bikini looks. Even her getaways over the past few years — Miami, and coastal Italian towns like Portofino — have given Sofia ample opportunities to rock a chic swimwear set. Let’s look back at some of these iconic bikini, swimsuit and wetsuit moments:

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Sofia Repping Frankies Bikinis

In Aug. 2020, Sofia gave a shout-out on her Instagram Story to a “beautiful friend that makes bikinis.” That would be Francesca Aiello, the CEO and creative director of Frankies Bikinis! Sofia posed here in the swimwear brand’s hot pink bikini set featuring a white floral pattern.

Sofia Paddle Boarding In A Wet Suit

Bikinis aren’t the only pieces in Sofia’s beachwear wardrobe! She rocked a more athletic look, this black wetsuit featuring colorful floral sleeves, to paddle board with friends on Malibu’s waters on Aug. 16, 2020.

Sofia Richie in Malibu with her friends. Credit: Wagner AZ/BENS/BACKGRID
Sofia Wearing Blue Bikini In Malibu

She recently sported a tiny blue one with a bunch of her pals during a fun outing in Malibu on Wednesday, July 15, days after reuniting with longtime ex Scott Disick, 37. Her toned midriff was on display in the stunning outfit that she paired with low-rise black trousers and oversized shades.

Sofia Richie and former beau Scott Disick glisten in the sun. Credit: MEGA
Sofia Rocking Pink Bikini With Scott Disick

Sofia was often seen in a bikini with Scott before their split earlier this year. They broke from quarantine many times, one being a more family-friendly get together, as they were joined by his son Reign, 5, (who he shares with ex Kourtney Kardashian, 41) at the beach in late April. She was spotted wearing an orange version of the popular swimwear while chilling with the little one and their cute dog Hershula.

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Sofia Sports String Bikini On Scott Disick’s Motorbike

Sofia not only enjoyed alone time with Scott on a separate beach day but also added a much needed accessory amid the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic. The daughter of music legend Lionel Richie, 71, shared a smoldering hot photo of her on his motorbike where she posed for him in a colorful string bikini and protective face gear.

Sofia Richie stuns in her cheetah bikini. Credit: Matrix Photo Agency / BACKGRID
Sofia in Sizzling Animal Print Bikini

She also had a blast with a fellow gal pal and Scott that same month. Sofia and her friend were seen having a lively conversation by the water where she once again dropped jaws in a ravishing animal print bikini.

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Sofia Strikes Sexy Poses At The Beach

Her social media bikini posts are just as incredible to look at. Sofia has zero problem putting her enviable body on display in many snaps during all the seasons of the year. She worked her model-esque angles perfectly in an Instagram collage of her laying in the sand and catching some rays back in November.

Sofia Richie Rocks Her Levi’s Daisy Dukes While Playing A Game Of Beach Badminton — See Pics

Sofia Richie Rocks Her Levi’s Daisy Dukes While Playing A Game Of Beach Badminton — See Pics


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Evening/Weekend Editor

Sofia Richie hit the beach for some fun in the sun, and looked so good in her ’90s inspired denim shorts! The model appeared to be playing a game of badminton with friends.

Sofia Richie, 21, is rocking those daisy dukes! Lionel Richie‘s youngest daughter sported a vintage pair of Levi’s denim cut offs on Friday, Aug. 7 during an outing to the beach with friends. She paired the throwback bottoms with an oversized white t-shirt and chic black sunglasses, adding to the ’90s babe vibe. Sofia kept her blonde hair down and framing her face for the casual look, and appeared to be in good spirits as she held onto her badminton racquet. With weather in the 80s, Sofia appeared perfectly dressed for the outing!

Sofia Richie hits Malibu Beach in a pair of daisy dukes. (BACKGRID)

The Rolla’s model has been working on her toned body in quarantine, and recently showed off her fit physique in a flirty selfie on July 29. Sofia posted in front of a mirror rocking a floral purple bikini top and multi-colored shorts as she served the camera some serious looks! She accessorized with her luxe gold Cartier LOVE bracelet on her right wrist — costing $6300 — also adding with dainty layered necklaces to complete the look. While many sport their Cartier LOVE bracelets 24/7, stylish Sofia takes hers on and of depending on her outfit — but it always adds the perfect touch of glam.

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Just two weeks before, she also modeled a sporty bikini top while hanging out in ritzy Malibu. Sofia’s toned abs could be seen as she paired the bright top with a pair of sunglasses and black bottoms, opting to keep her hair in loose beach waves. With the soaring Los Angeles temperatures, it’s no surprise to see the model cooling off at the scenic beach and enjoying some good times with friends.

Months earlier, Nicole Richie‘s sister slayed yet again in a hot pink bikini top while hanging out with now ex-boyfriend Scott Disick, 37. The duo once were seen on a luxe boat ride as Sofia showed off her summer-ready body in a casual pair of loose, white pants. She once again dazzled with her jewelry choices, adding a silver cross necklace and other dainty pieces.

Dom Kennedy – First Time Lyrics

[Verse 1: Dom Kennedy]
Bathin’ Ape sweatsuit Cartier glasses
I wish I walked around (?)
Can’t even take a day off it’s so intense
You know feeling when you riding around, paper tents
How dare you looking like you ain’t convinced
When it’s fall I bet we still rake it in
It’s no room you can’t have this much paper in
This niggas ghetto as fuck and still can’t swim
I touch water so clear
I was already a player
Just made me aware
Diamonds I share
My son is my heir
He gone be wealthy as fuck
He gone be healthy as fuck
Gucci polo for picture day
She just can’t wait for February to come
Black Chanel with the bow to match
Some where along the way we got so attached

[Chorus: Dom Kennedy] 2x
Guess you could say you’se the one I trusted
Who would ever think that you would spread like mustard?
When shit got hot

[Verse 2: Dom Kennedy]
Oh now y’all want to talk black businesses
Come to LA get your apprentice shift
On Crenshaw I’ll have this liquor store
Sydney Lyons say nah just give them more
Don’t never quit the game if you love it
You might not ever get to see through (?)
All them nights spent with hoes got repercussion
But when you 80 dawg who you gone end up with
I might just hit it out the park like Justin
Game 2, paid dues
I remember rocking songs for the first time
I remember taking off her thong for the first time
I need everybody to stand like church time
And when I see the skyline off the turnpikes
And LA sunset with you by myself

[Chorus: Dom Kennedy]
You know
Guess you could say you’se the one I trusted
Who would ever think that you would spread like mustard?
When shot got hot

[Outro: Lionel Richie (Dom Kennedy)]
I wish the world were truly happy (when I wake up in the morning)
Living as one
I wish the word they call freedom someday would come
Someday would come

Lionel Richie never lied
Lionel Richie never lied
Lionel Richie never lied