Sofia Richie is having a bling moment.
After a year of dating, the 23-year-old model announced on Wednesday that she is engaged to Elliot Grainge.
“Forever isn’t long enough @elliot,” Richie captioned a photo of Grainge down on one knee at the Four Seasons Hualalai.
Grainge, 28, proposed with a massive emerald-cut diamond ring on a delicate gold band.
Page Six Style reports that Jenny Luker, president of Platinum Guild International USA, estimates the worth of her “contemporary yet still classic” sparkler at $300,000.
Who is Elliot Grainge?
Elliot Grainge works for an independent record label as a music executive.
He’s the founder and CEO of 10K Projects, a Los Angeles-based independent record company that’s helped musicians like Trippie Redd and Tekashi 6ix9ine (among others!) launch their careers.
Elliot’s father, Lucian Grainge, is the chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, so working in the music industry is in his blood. Are you unimpressed? Elliot’s father has worked with a wide range of artists, including Lady Gaga, ABBA, Jay-Z, Elton John, Katy Perry, Queen, Rihanna, the Rolling Stones, Sam Smith, U2, Amy Winehouse, and many others.
Elliot grew intrigued with knowing the ins and outs of the music industry after seeing his father’s job firsthand. He told Variety, “I was a crazy kid who used to read the music trades.” “What struck me about my father’s bargaining technique was how open, honest, and pragmatic he was. Negotiating becomes less competitive and more about teamwork when you lay your cards on the table like that. “How can we work together to get this done so that everyone is happy?”
Other interesting facts about Elliot’s father: he’s known as Sir Lucian Charles Grainge, CBE, which means he’s been honored with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his contributions to the arts and sciences!
While Simon Cowell was living in England, Elliot’s father was good friends with him and used to have him over on weekends.
Elliot grew up in England before relocating to the United States in 2009 after his father was named CEO of Universal Music Group. He went to Boston’s Northeastern University.