Written by Zoë Holloway, August 15, 2016

Justin Bieber and Sofia Richie have been spotted together all over the globe in recent weeks, with Justin, 22, essentially confirming their couple status in an Instagram post that pleaded with fans to leave her alone.

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 14:  Justin Bieber and Sofia Richie are seen at Yaesu shopping mall on August 14, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Jun Sato/GC Images)

If you hadn’t heard of this insta-famous 17-year-old before now, fear not – here’s everything you need to know about Justin’s newest squeeze:

Famous family

Her dad is singer Lionel Richie, 67, and her older sister is none other than Nicole Richie, 34.

Wish I could be with the big man on his birthday. I love you let's live through the facetimes 🙇🏼

A photo posted by Sofia Richie (@sofiarichie) on

Famous Instagram

Sofia is an absolute hit on Instagram with 1.2 million followers and counting. However, she did recently have to disable comments on her photos after a barrage of abuse from Beliebers.

She wants to be a model/singer

The gorgeous teen has appeared in Teen Vogue and Vogue China, and has landed a contract with Select Model Management. However, her real passion is music, with Sofia admitting that singing is something she’d love to pursue one day.


A photo posted by Sofia Richie (@sofiarichie) on

She has a dog called Cairo

And the cute Frenchie has his own Instagram @CairoRichie.

Lionel’s cool with the relationship

A source told Hollywood Life that Lionel has no problem with his daughter spending time with Biebs, ‘just as long as she’s safe’.

A photo posted by Sofia Richie (@sofiarichie) on

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