It’s no longer news that Sofia Richie has got a new boyfriend. He is entrepreneur Matthew Morton who has recently split up with Scott Disick again.
The news was made public on Monday by Us Weekly with a source saying, “They’re trying not to make a big deal about their relationship or about how serious it is. But they are definitely seeing each other.”
Richie and Morton, 22 and 27 respectively, were seen together on Saturday, October 17, during a dinner date at Nobu in Malibu.
During the outing, Richie had an all-black ensemble with a leather jacket, while her sweetie wore a tan coat, a white T-shirt, and dark pants. They also had a matching black face mask due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The model who started dating 37-year-old Disick in 2017 after his break up with Kourtney Kardashian with whom he shares three children: Mason, 10, Penelope, 8, and Reign, 5. The two had an unstable relationship for years before eventually breaking up for good in August.
“Sofia really pushed to make things work between them after they initially broke up, but Scott officially called it off recently, and they are no longer speaking,” a source exclusively told Us at the time.
“Friends attributed their 15-year age difference becoming an issue. He’s in a very much different place in his life, really focused on a more quiet lifestyle, his kids and his investment businesses, and Sofia…is really still trying to figure what she wants to do, which drove them apart over time.”
Meanwhile, let’s get to know her new beau.
He’s a college graduate
Morton attended New York University from 2011 to 2015. He has a degree in business and minors in art history.
His father cofounder Hard Rock Café
In 1971, Peter Morton, Matthew’s dad opened Hard Rock Café with Isaac Tigrett. It was the first restaurant opened near Hyde Park in London.
The Food Industry Is In His Blood
Although his father cofounded his restaurant in 1971, and this is the fourth generation from thence, Matthew works passionately in the food and beverage industry. His grandfather, Arnie Morton, started Morton’s Steakhouse while his late brother, Harry Morton, founded Pink Taci and owned the Viper Room.
Matthew told Toolsy that his family’s legacy has “definitely been an inspiration” throughout his career. “It’s always been a dream of mine to have a hotel or restaurant. Food and beverage were one of the many things I was interested in growing up.”