Just when you thought the Kar-Jenner crew couldn’t get any bigger, here comes another member. The #influencer we all thought was Caitlyn Jenner’s bestie is now officially her romantic partner - and she's just 22 years old.
Sophia Hutchins (or as Caitlyn calls her, ‘Sophi’) is a pretty young woman that Caitlyn's been photographed with for over a year now. She’s blonde, she’s tall, and she’s just as bougie as you’d expect her to be for someone tangled up with this multi-million dollar family. They’ve all got the kind of flawless jawlines and 'Sugar Bear' hair that only money can buy.
With just a quick look at this girl, someone might confuse her with almost any member of Kylie Jenner’s entourage. We wouldn’t blame them! She could be somebody like Stassie Baby or Gigi Gorgeous, both of whom have reached ride-or-die friendship status with Stormi's mama. Don’t be fooled – this girl isn’t close to Kylie, but she’s very, VERY close to Caitlyn.
Being connected to the Jenners can give someone dozens of career opportunities and publicity for life (right, Jordyn?). We're not surprised that Sophia's already making waves in California and beyond for her striking looks and strong opinions – but most of the attention she gets is for her constant spot at Caitlyn's side.
Curious about their unusual relationship? Want to know what (if anything) this babe has in common with a 69 year old who loves golf? Read on for all the Sophia Hutchins facts we know so far.
22 She's Trans, Like Caitlyn
Just like Cait, Sophia is a transgender. She transitioned in college (which obviously wasn't too long ago for this millennial). According to Metro UK, Sophia actually came out by writing a special piece in her college’s newspaper where she revealed her true identity as a trans woman to the entire school. That takes guts!
Sophia is proud to be living her truth today. She volunteers with loads of LGBT+ organizations, including Caitlyn’s own foundation. Their shared perspectives as trans women have helped to bring them closer. Sophia told The Hidden Truth With Jim Breslo,
"We have so much in common. We see the world so similarly."
21 She's YOUNGER Than Kendall
This is where it gets awkward. Sophia was born in 1997, two years after Kendall was born and just a few months before Kylie came along. When Caitlyn was changing their diapers, Sophia was also in diapers. Sorry, but…that’s weird. It’s like if Kris Jenner started dating Jaden Smith.
Since Sophia clocks in at 22 years old and Caitlyn just celebrated her 69th birthday, the age gap between them is a whopping 47 YEARS, give or take a few months. Caitlyn could feasibly not just be Sophia’s parent, but also her grandparent. GRANDPARENT. We can only imagine what Kendall and Kylie think about Caitlyn getting cozy with someone their age. Yikes.
20 She Was A Student Activist
Even before transitioning, Sophia was super active on campus as an outspoken promoter of social justice. She attended Pepperdine University in Malibu and studied finance while speaking up and encouraging her peers to be accepting of diversity. According to her IG, she was even class president.
According to Hollywood Life, she met Caitlyn while she was still in college. The site reports that she recently graduated with her finance degree and is no longer a Pepperdine student, so at least people can’t say Caitlyn is dating a college kid anymore. Cait's got a girlfriend with a full-on degree in finance - helpful for their long-term business plans.
19 She's Now An Aspiring Model
Does this actually come as a surprise to anybody? Like basically every other Miami-based social media influencer with a pretty face, Sophia dreams of becoming a high fashion model.
She's actually got a few good modelling gigs under her belt, but if she wants to reach Kendall's level, she's got a long way to go. Kardashian connections help, though. Caitlyn took Sophia to New York Fashion week last year and the pair were spotted backstage at a Moschino show. According to E! News, Cait even personally introduced Sophia to the brand's designer, Jeremy Scott. That's a pretty good start for an amateur model.
18 She's Certified On IG With 80K+ Followers
Selfie queen Sophia has a major social media following. Tbh, a lot of her most-liked posts are too raunchy to share here. At least once a week, she's posting a shot of her bod reclining seductively in some kind of designer lingerie brand. We get it! A body as gorgeous as Sophia's must be hard to keep under wraps. Showing it off has gotten her more followers than most of us could ever imagine getting ourselves.
Sophia also posts a lot of shots that showcase her makeup skills and OOTDs. She also shows off her life with Caitlyn and a lot of artsy pics that fit her white-and-brights aesthetic. Cute.
17 She's Low-Key Friends With Gigi Gorgeous
Stay gorgeous! These ladies do. According to her uber-successful YouTube channel, Gigi calls herself "a creator, personality, model/actor, lover of beauty, fashion and a good party!" Sophia has been seen photographed with Gigi and her fiancé Nats Getty at both flashy public events and exclusive private ones, posing happily with the both of them.
They're all part of Hollywood's trans community, and seem to have fun together, but their different political beliefs and Gigi's loyalty to Kylie might be keeping Sophia away from being featured on Gigi's socials and vice versa. You have to really search to find evidence of their friendship online, and maybe they like it that way.
16 Kanye Wants To Hire Her
According to E! Online, Kanye has his eye on Sophia for his next Yeezy campaign and runway shows. It wouldn't be the first time he used some family ties to find a muse. Kylie and her ex-BFF Jordyn have both modeled for Kanye, despite not really being models at all.
Sophia popped onto Ye's radar last August when Caitlyn Jenner sent him a shot of Sophia wearing head-to-toe Yeezy. "Sophia loved the first set of looks your team left and went all yeezy for her travel outfit today," Caitlyn texted him, according to E! Online. "We love your looks!!" Now People Magazine reports that Kanye took the bait and wants to work with Sophia ASAP.
15 She Says Caitlyn Inspired Her To Transition
Remember that Vanity Fair cover, 'Call Me Caitlyn'? So does Sophia. It was actually what made her finally take the leap from male-presenting to female-presenting, causing her to come out of the closet as a trans person.
If that seems recent, it's because it is. That cover came out in September 2014, meaning that Sophia has only presented as female for less than five years. She credited Caitlyn's bravery in her school newspaper as what inspired her to start living her truth. She even took the exact same path to coming out as Caitlyn did: via headline. These ladies go big.
14 Nobody Knows How They Actually Met
How did these two people ever cross paths?! Their paths seem so, so far apart from one another. Maybe if Sophia was a friend of Kendall and Kylie's, meeting the parents would happen eventually - but that wasn't what happened. Sophia's relationship with Caitlyn came before she ever met Cait's kids, as far as we can tell.
There are questions surrounding the beginning of Caitlyn and Sophia's relationship, but most magazines guess that it happened somewhere in Malibu. That's where Sophia went to college AND where Caitlyn's house is. Besides that, we're as clueless as Cher and Dionne.
13 She's Caitlyn's First GF Since Kris
Caitlyn hasn't gone public with any relationships since she was married to Kris Jenner for a whopping 24 years. How do you follow that kind of long-term commitment? With a lot of me-time, chances to reflect, and slow-building friendships, according to Caitlyn.
As far as Sophia goes, Caitlyn says their relationship grew out of a close friendship. Sometimes you need to be friends first and develop that trust to make sure your first relationship after a LTR isn't a rebound. In an interview with Variety magazine, Caitlyn was pretty closed-lipped about the romantic side of her bond with Sophia.
She said: "We are not going to get into that. But we are very close. We're the best of friends."
12 Sophia Spends All Her Time With Caitlyn
In that same interview with Variety, Caitlyn described her bond with Sophia as being "kind of inseparable." She wasn't kidding. Have you seen one in public without the other for the past few months? Exactly.
Even in private it seems like Sophia never leaves Caitlyn alone. Judging by her IG and other social accounts, these two eat together, sleep together, walk the dog together, put makeup on together, chill out on the couch together, work out together, swim together, and randomly sit in fields of flowers together. That seems like too much together-time for our tastes, but you do you, Sophi.
11 She Has A Passion For Fashion
Looking at Sophia's socials you wouldn't be surprised to learn that she loves fashion. This girl is ahead of almost every trend, from sheer details on her LBDs to nude heels on her Louboutins. She's not afraid to take risks with textures and shapes (check out the oversized fur shoulders she's sporting here) but she generally sticks to classic colors and traditionally flattering silhouettes.
High-waistlines and neutral shades are never out of place in the fashion world or on Sophia's timeline. The number one rule for pursuing a career in fashion is to be obsessed with fashion, right? We think she's got that part down pat.
10 They Vacationed Together In Mexico
The couple that vaycays together, stays together. According to MSN, this couple spent Caitlyn's 69th birthday weekend in Los Cabos, Mexico - and shared some super special moments while they were there.
Both Sophia and Caitlyn wore white swimsuits and walked along the sandy shores. That might not be a big deal to some people (pretty casual, right?) but to Caitlyn, being on a beach in a swimsuit with someone she loves is a dream come true.
"40 years ago my therapist asked me what my fantasy is," Caitlyn told her IG followers in 2017. "I told her walking on the beach being my authentic self." Check!
9 She's Obsessed With Caitlyn's Dog, Bertha
We're not gonna lie - Bertha has a great life. We would switch lives with Bertha anytime if we could. This pampered Labrador is Caitlyn Jenner's newest pride and joy. She gets to go on trips to spas and farms, run free on golf courses, and even interact with famous stuff like the real Batmobile, according to Bravo TV.
If anyone in the world loves Bertha as much as Caitlyn does, it's Sophia. Her socials are absolutely covered with pictures of puppy cuddles and even footage of video chats she has with the dog. When it comes to this pup, Sophia is completely obsessed. To be fair, though: who wouldn't be?
8 She Helped Save Animals From California Fires
Sofia walks the walk when it comes to caring about people's pets. In November of 2018, she took to her massive social media following to mobilize her fans and collect funds to evacuate animals from the raging forest fires that, in her words, were "relentless" in destroying "the Malibu community."
On her IG she shared firsthand views of the fires spreading, with captions like "this was a paralyzing moment for myself. And a devastating moment for all of the Malibu neighbors, family, and friends." She passionately urged everyone to "save the animals left behind," and we respect her for that.
7 She Went To Stormi's First B-Day
The nature of Sophia's relationship with Kylie is largely unknown. Some reports promote the idea that these two get along, while others speculate that Kylie isn't cool with the age gap between Sophia and Caitlyn. Critics had to stand back from the issue when pictures surfaced of Sophia celebrating Stormi's first birthday with the rest of the fam.
Kylie doesn't invite just anybody to be a part of her events, ESPECIALLY when those events feature her precious baby. For her to have allowed Caitlyn to bring Sophia as a date must mean that on some level, she is cool with having Sophia in her space. Phew!
6 She Didn't Always Feel 'Romantic' About Caitlyn
Now they're much closer than friends, but according to Sophia herself she didn't always see Caitlyn like that. That changed this year, when the pair started to refer to each other as girlfriends. It just took Sophia a while to come around.
"I wouldn't describe it as a romantic relationship," Sophia explained to a radio show host last September. At the time, she preferred to think of Caitlyn as her partner. "I would not use the word 'girlfriend,' I would not use the word 'dating.' We're partners. We're partners in everything we do, we're business partners, we live together, we share a dog, we share family, we share a life together."
5 Caitlyn Taught Her To Play Golf
One thing that Sophia had never tried before meeting Caitlyn? Golf. This isn't really a surprise to any other millennials out there. We're more comfortable with a phone in our grip than a club in our hand. Is it even called a club? Who knows.
These days Sophia hits the golf course at least once a month, always with Caitlyn by her side. She says that everyone who knows her knows that she's probably golfing in all of her free time. According to a caption on her IG, "It may be 102 degrees out there, but if you know me, you know I’m working on my golf game."
4 If They Get Married, Sophia Will Be Caitlyn's 4th Wife
Sophia might be lucky number four for Caitlyn Jenner, who has been married for about twice the amount of years that Sophia has been alive. Caitlyn's first marriage was to a woman named Chrystie Crownover who helped her train for the Olympics. Her next wife was Linda Thompson, an actress who gave her two sons, Brandon and Brody.
Caitlyn's most recent wife you've probably never heard of...they had a decade-long TV show that detailed the ins and outs of their famous marriage while they attempted to parent five wild girls with K names. Oh, you know it? KUWTK? Yeah duh, Kris was Caitlyn's third, and she's a tough act to follow - but Sophia just might do it.
3 They Live Together In A Malibu Beach House
The proof is in the posts: Caitlyn Jenner and Sophia Hutchins have officially moved into Caitlyn's home in Malibu. IG followers first noticed the change when Sophia's stories always started in Caitlyn's bed, because they recognized the plush white patchwork on Caitlyn's headboard.
The pair seems to have lived together since before Christmas 2018. That's when Sophia gave fans and followers a glimpse into her and Caitlyn's holiday decor and the general aesthetic of their Malibu beach house. As you might have noticed yourself, it's all about white backdrops and luxe gold details. Caitlyn's Christmas tree was even decorated with ornaments from Sophia's grandma. Aw.
2 Caitlyn 'Felt Alone' Before Sophia
According to Heat magazine, Caitlyn Jenner's relationship with Sophia is the most meaningful connection she has in her life right now. They report that a source close to the Jenner family credits Sophia with keeping Caitlyn connected to the world.
"She lost her support system when she fell out with her family and these days, it feels like Sophia's the only person she can count on," the source told Heat. "Cait is a complete outcast at the moment. She has also lost friends in the LGBT community because of her political views. She just wants some companionship and really felt all alone before she met Sophia."
1 They Might ALREADY Be Planning A Wedding
There's nothing standing between Sophia and the aisle, according to the same sources listed above. Don't worry that they would elope in secret, though. When these two are ready to tie the knot you'll know it, according to Sophia herself.
"If I was engaged then we would announce that," she revealed to Hidden Truth With Jim Breslo. "We're not ashamed of our relationship at all but we do like to have some privacy and that's something that we would decide when the time was right to announce."
What do you think? Should they make it official and marry each other after just over a year together? Tell us your thoughts on this weird and whirlwind romance below.
Sources: Heat, Bravo TV, Hollywood Gossip, US Magazine, Variety, MSN, Metro UK, E!News