In April, Sofia Richie wed Elliot Grainge in a lavish ceremony in the South of France, and the internet rapidly developed an obsession with the couple. The world may be familiar with Sofia Richie (daughter of Lionel and Nicole’s sister), but who is Elliot Grainge?
He was born on November 6, 1993, and sorrow overshadowed his formative years. Samantha Berg, his mother, went into a coma due to an amniotic fluid embolism while giving birth to him. She never fully recovered and died in 2007. His father, Lucian Grainge, is the chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group. He wed Caroline Grainge in 2001.
Elliott’s father reared him the most of the time. In his words to the Los Angeles Times, “I’ve yet to meet someone in my life who’s had a similar experience with their childhood, so it’s difficult to self-analyze.” But I can assure you that our relationship is incredibly special.
“Considering what we’ve personally experienced together, in some ways he’s like the twin brother I never had,” remarked the boy’s father.
Elliot Grainge Take That performed at his bar mitzvah.
He recalled to JewishBoston that they had been the top band in the UK at the time. The celebration was a lot of fun and really provided me an idea of how to throw a fantastic party. He described himself as a “awkward-looking British kid.”
He also enjoys sports, or soccer, like many Brits do; on weekends, his father would take him to see Arsenal play.
He went to Northeastern University.
His family relocated to the US in 2009 when he was 16 years old because of his dad’s profession. He stayed on for college, going to Northeastern University in Boston to study sociology and economics. He returned to Los Angeles after receiving his degree.
Elliot founded the 10K Projects record label in 2016.
His label has contracts with artists including Ice Spice and 6ix9ine.
Elliott “doesn’t follow anybody else’s playbook,” 10K’s head of marketing Theo Battaglia said to Variety. “He follows his own path, and doing so has brought him considerable success. But what I value most about this organization is how artist- and creative-centric he wants to make it. Many people preach that, but Elliott consistently demonstrates it.
He barely uses social media.
He has no postings on Instagram, despite having it. However, he frequently appears on Sofia’s social media, as seen in the narration of the adorably adorable TikTok of Sofia getting ready:
Sofia made a jest in the post, saying, “At least he knew mascara.
Elliot says his “happy place” is with Sofia.
Elliot and Sofia were longtime friends before they started dating. Elliot has been referred to by Sofia as “the man of my dreams.”
He told the LA Times, “My happy place is on the couch with my girl binge-watching a TV show where we argue about which episode we’re on.”
He has music business roots