Sofia Richie, Lionel Richie’s Daughter, Just Made the Announcement Everyone Has Been Waiting For

Sofia Richie Grainge is officially a mom.

On May 24, the first-time mom shared a black and white image of her baby girl’s feet resting in the hands of her and her husband.

Sofia shared the name they chose for their baby girl, and her official birth date.

“Eloise Samantha Grainge,” Sofia revealed. “May, 20, 2024, best day of my life.”

Just a few months ago, Sofia shared the moment she and Elliot learned they were expecting a daughter.

The video revealed Sofia and Elliot alone with their dog in the backyard of their home. Elliot set off a confetti cannon revealing pink confetti.


sorry to all my neighbors for the horrifying scream ????

♬ original sound – Sofia Richie Grainge

Elliot’s jaw immediately dropped as Sofia let out a joyful scream and fell to the ground! After taking a moment separately to let the news sink in, the first-time parents shared a sweet embrace.

Just months after becoming Mrs. Sofia Grainge, Sofia Richie, Lionel Richie’s youngest daughter, is going to have a child herself.

In an interview with Vogue, Sofia confirmed that she and husband Elliot Grainge are expecting their first child together, after weeks of much speculation. On top of that, Sofia also revealed that they are expecting a baby girl.

Although the one thing that remains up in the air, Sofia admits, is her little one’s due date. “She’s growing pretty fast, so [the due date] is a bit up in the air.” But she suspects she roughly four to five months along and that her baby girl will be a “gemini.”

Sofia Richie told Vogue that she found out she was pregnant “very, very early. I was about four weeks pregnant. I was on a trip to Milan for fashion week, and I was going to the Prada show. I was doing a really quick 24-hour turnaround, and I felt terrible but didn’t think much of it. I thought it was jet lag.”

After returning home, she and her husband had plans to see an Ed Sheeran concert together, but because she knew there would be adult beverages around and she was a few days late for her period, she decided to take a test just in case. But this wasn’t anything new for Sofia.

“Elliot was already used to me taking tests randomly. So he didn’t really flinch when I said I was checking. I was taking one of those really crappy at-home tests, and there was the faintest of lines. I was so used to seeing negatives that I knew when something looked even kind of different.”

She admitted Elliot was so excited when she told him to run to CVS to pick up the best pregnancy tests he could find. After all, they had been “casually” trying to get pregnant ever since they wed in April.

“We spoke the whole way on the phone. And when he came home, he’s such a sweet guy he always wants to protect my emotions and expectations, so he kind of sat me down and said, ‘If these are negative, don’t be upset. Our moment will come.’ When we turned over all three tests at the same time they were all positive. He was so excited, and we both cried. It was crazy and overwhelming and so hard not to scream it from the rooftops. But knowing I was so early, I was so protective – even with my friends.”

Sofia admitted that she and Elliot were both “shocked” when they learned they would be welcoming a daughter into the world. Even before getting pregnant, Sofia admitted that she loved watching “the YouTubes and the TikToks of gender reveals, so we had our OB text my assistant Becca [our baby’s gender], and we bought two party poppers: one blue, one pink.”

Becca then left the correct color for her and Elliot to find and pop together. “We both really thought it was a boy, so it was a true shock. My dream in life is to have a daughter [though], and Elliot is really excited for a girl too.”

“I think it’s so typical for boys to want boys, but he has a lot of sisters. It was really sweet. He’s very sensitive,” Sofia said of Elliot.

The couple told their respective parents first. Sofia put the positive tests in an Hermes box and told them that she had bought them a gift while she was at fashion week in Milan. 

“Watching their reaction go from like, ‘I’m about to get an expensive present’ to like ‘I’m about to get a grandchild’ was really sweet,” Sofia told Vogue.

As for her plans as a mom, Sofia Richie wants what most moms want, “to raise a smart, kind person. I really value manners and being polite and being kind to everyone because that was instilled in me at a young age,” she told Vogue.

“Being someone’s best friend and helping guide them in life down a certain path. I’m so excited to hold someone’s hand through that, but most of all, to have my lifelong best friend like that.”

And as for the type of mom she wants to be, Sofia Richie is hoping to find a balance. “I want to be protective but not too overly protective, and find that balance. I want to be involved, but not too involved. I need to find that balance and groove.” 

And while everyone will be yearning for that first sneak peak of their little one, don’t expect much. “I want my child to be a child, I’m not going to publicize my child on Instagram. I don’t plan to take that approach because I want my kid to have the option to do what she wants with her life. If she wants to be a private person, I want her to be able to make that choice, and if she wants to be a public person, she can make that choice for herself.”

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