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Keeping Up with the Kardashians has seen several major breakups over the past 18 seasons, but another one might be coming when the show returns to E! this September. Fans will likely know by now that Kourtney Kardashian's ex (and the father to her three children), Scott Disick, and his model girlfriend Sofia Richie are no longer together. While the couple has called it quits after a little over three years of dating, is this really the end of the romantic road for them?
News about the split became public after Scott Disick took a Memorial Day weekend trip with Kourtney Kardashian and their kids, and then spent his birthday with a small celebration with the rest of the Kardashian family. It may seem like everything is totally done between Disick and Sofia Richie, but even a report of the breakup was laced with some hope for fans of the couple. A source, who remained unnamed, told E! News that even though Richie and Disick "are are technically 'split'" right now, "Sofia has been in touch with Scott" since news of the breakup went public.
The same source also noted that they believe Disick and Richie "will reconcile" in the near future, because the split wasn't because of any problems between them as a couple, but because Richie is trying to give him the space he needs to deal with some personal issues:
Sofia thinks Scott has a lot on his plate right now and thinks it's best for them to be apart so he can focus on himself. She is only looking out for him and his best interest and it was primarily her decision for them to split. Sofia has been spending time with her family and has taken the majority of her stuff out of Scott's house.
At the end of April, Scott Disick entered a treatment facility in Edwards, Colorado. At the time, it was reported that he was once again struggling with substance abuse issues, for which he had last sought treatment in 2017, after reportedly being hospitalized. The most recent stint was very short-lived, though, because after only about a week at that facility, Disick left when he realized that a screen shot of himself taking during a group video chat meeting had been leaked to the press.
It was at that time that Disick's lawyer, Marty Singer, revealed that his client had not gone to rehab for substance abuse at all, but to deal with the sudden deaths of both his mother and father in 2013, with his father passing away just three months after his mother. Singer said that Disick was at the facility "to work on his past traumas," and "did not check in for any alcohol or cocaine abuse."
Singer added at the time that Disick was very angered over his privacy being violated at the treatment facility, and was planning to sue. By mid-May, there were reports that he was still very intent on going in for treatment, but was trying to both find a facility that he could completely trust to honor his privacy and to let the dust settle on that short-lived stay before checking in to get help somewhere else.
I think anyone can easily admit that this is a lot for one person to go through, especially when things are already rough right now. So, for Scott Disick to have so much personal drama at this time has to be particularly difficult. It really does sound like the breakup is mostly so that Sofia Richie and Scott Disick are totally free to deal with themselves right now, and not because there was drama with the Kardashians or due to any fighting between Richie and Disick.
Richie liked a recent Instagram post of Disick's (via Life & Style), so it's clear that she still has warm feelings about him. The two have split before, only to find their way back to each other, so here's hoping that he's able to get a handle on his problems before too much longer, and that a better relationship can spring from this time apart.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians will return to E! this September, but you can revisit the show on Hulu. In the meantime, be sure to check out what's coming to TV this summer.