Jaden Smith Affirms He and Sofia Richie Are 'Simply Good Friends' Following Beach Hangout: 'We Cherish Each Other'
2024/01/14

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Jaden Smith has addressed the rumors surrounding his relationship with Sofia Richie. Just days after the two were seen holding hands on the beach, Jaden clarified that they are just old friends. During an appearance on On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Jaden revealed that he doesn't pay attention to the internet and wasn't aware of the speculation surrounding their beach outing. He explained, "But, me and Sofia have been friends for like 10 years. We've been going to the beach pretty consistently for 10 years too. But, yeah, we're just homies and we love each other and it was fun."

Both Jaden and Sofia, who are both 22 years old, were photographed together over Labor Day weekend, shortly after Sofia's breakup with Scott Disick, 37.

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A source close to Sofia shared that she is having a fun summer, spending time with friends in Malibu and enjoying the beach. Although she has been seen being flirty with some guys, she doesn't appear to be dating anyone.

The dynamic between Sofia and Jaden was different during their time together over the weekend. They spent hours on the beach, flirting and hugging, and Sofia looked very happy, according to the source. The two also had dinner with friends at Nobu, where they appeared to have a great time. Jaden had his arm around Sofia, and she couldn't stop smiling.

Sofia and Scott previously decided to go their separate ways last month after briefly getting back together this summer.

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Their different priorities and difficulty in balancing their relationship with Scott's family life were cited as reasons for the split. Scott, who shares three children with Kourtney Kardashian, is focused on his health and his kids, while Sofia wants to hang out with friends and enjoy the summer. Because they are currently not on the same page, they have chosen to take a break from their relationship.

For now, Jaden and Sofia remain close friends who enjoy spending time together at the beach. Despite the recent rumors, their bond remains strong and platonic.

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