Grab the Tissues, Because Sofia Richie Grainge’s Gender Reveal Will Take You There Emotionally

Seriously—grab the whole box of Kleenex.

Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge
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Sofia Richie Grainge’s pregnancy is the 2024 gift we didn’t know we needed. She’s—spoiler alert—expecting a baby girl with husband Elliot Grainge, and prepare yourselves, because the moment Richie Grainge finds out she’s having a daughter will absolutely melt your heart. Pure, undiluted joy is beautiful.

Richie Grainge posted a video to TikTok yesterday that captured the emotional moment, where the happily married couple and the family dog learned that a girl would be joining their brood. In the clip, the couple stand in their backyard. “Ready?” Richie Grainge asked her husband, who was holding a confetti popper. She then counted down from three, and when the popper released, pink smoke and confetti filled the screen. Her reaction? Screaming at the top of her lungs and running around her yard excitedly, which frightened her sweet Golden Retriever, who moved closer to Mom and Dad to make sure they were okay.

“Sorry to all my neighbors for the horrifying scream,” she joked in the video’s caption.

Sofie Richie gender reveal

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Grainge’s reaction to learning he was a girl dad was a bit more subdued; he stood still, seemingly shocked, with his hand over his mouth. “I’m so excited!” Richie Grainge said, giving Grainge a big hug.

The gender reveal video comes just three days after Richie Grainge revealed her pregnancy in a Vogue interview published Thursday. In that interview, she reflected on the moment we got to see play out on TikTok: “I love the YouTubes and the TikToks—even before I was talking about getting pregnant—of gender reveals, so we had our OB text my assistant Becca [our baby’s gender], and we bought two party poppers: one blue, one pink,” she said. “She left out the one with the correct color inside, and Elliot and I popped it together. We both really thought it was a boy, so it was a true shock. My dream in life is to have a daughter [though], and Elliot is really excited for a girl, too.” 

Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge

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Richie Grainge—who is the youngest daughter of Lionel Richie—married Grainge in April 2023. She said her husband is just as excited as she is to have a daughter: “I think it’s so typical for boys to want boys, but he has a lot of sisters,” she said.

Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge

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In the same Vogue interview, Richie Grainge talked fashion, telling the outlet that now that the news is out, she has so many ideas for her maternity style. “I’m not really tapping into maternity wear at all,” she said. “If anything, I’m just sizing up. I’m also not buying an entirely new wardrobe for this pregnancy. I’ve bought a few pairs of pants in bigger sizes, but I’m wearing my same jackets, and sweaters, and trenches—I’m about to have some fun with it now that I can spread my wings and fly.”

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.