Sofia Richie Welcomes Baby, Nicole Richie Shares Joyful Reaction

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Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge welcomed their daughter Eloise Samantha Grainge, and the news quickly warmed hearts across social media last Friday, May 24. Nicole Richie, Sofia’s sister, was among the first to express her excitement, playfully prioritizing her new niece over Elliot in an Instagram comment that read, “I now have a new favorite EG. Sorry, Elliot 🐧💕.”

Nicole, famous for her role on “The Simple Life,” showed her enthusiasm about becoming an aunt by sharing on her Instagram Story that she’s been playing the song “GRL” by S!mone “on repeat.”

Nicole has been a constant source of support for Sofia through many of life’s significant moments, including Sofia’s enchanting wedding in France to Elliot in April 2023, where Nicole joyfully celebrated her sister’s marriage.

Also, when Sofia, 25, revealed her pregnancy and anticipation of her first child, Nicole couldn’t contain her excitement, telling “Extra” in April, “Oh, my God. [I’m] so excited. I can’t even handle anything.”

The House of Harlow 1960 founder, who has two children, Harlow, 16, and Sparrow, 14, with husband Joel Madden, humorously contemplated marking Sofia’s new motherhood milestone with a tattoo proclaiming herself as the “best auntie.”

Sofia, the youngest daughter of Lionel Richie, has remained relatively private about her journey into motherhood, a decision influenced by Nicole’s advice on maintaining certain boundaries online.

Speaking to Net-A-Porter’s Porter in December 2023, Sofia praised Nicole’s wisdom and experience, noting that she has learned the importance of keeping some aspects of her life just for herself.

Growing up in the spotlight, Sofia acknowledged the value of seeking Nicole’s guidance on managing her public image as she matured, and now, with a new addition to the family, Sofia might be looking to Nicole for motherhood advice as well.

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