Sophia Hutchins is ready to put these rumors to rest.
After years of speculation, the 25-year-old entrepreneur once again made it clear that she and Caitlyn Jenner are not in a romantic relationship.
On June 1, Sophia took to Instagram Stories to shut down a tweet that claimed she and the 71-year-old TV star have been together for four years. "Fake news!" Sophia captioned the post. "Not a lesbian! F--k off."
The Lumasol founder then proceeded to set the record straight. "Love the whole LGBT community but so tired of rumors that I am romantically with Caitlyn," Sophia added. "I am only ever with men and only ever have been. Stop the rumors! It's been years."
According to a 2019 interview with The New York Times, Sophia and Caitlyn were introduced through a makeup artist while Sophia was in college and became friends. Sophia took on the role of Caitlyn's manager and moved into her house in 2017. And while their red carpet appearances, vacations and social media posts together sparked dating speculation, Sophia told the newspaper they "were never romantically involved."
When asked why the tabloid reports persisted, she replied, "Because we weren't addressing it. I don't feel a need to address my sex life, quite frankly, unless I want to."
But as noted, Caitlyn and Sophia have addressed the rumors before. In 2018, for instance, Caitlyn told Variety they're "the best of friends," and Sophia described them as business partners in an interview on The Hidden Truth With Jim Breslo.
"It was never romantic. It was never sexual," Sophia reiterated in a May 2020 interview for Juicy Scoop With Heather McDonald. "It was very much friends."
In fact, she's called their relationship "parental," joking Caitlyn wants to "sign off" on any guys Sophia dates.
"It's very parental, very protective," she told Heather. "But, at the same time, it's also businessy. Like, what I say is it's like we're family."