Sofia Richie's family 'approve' of Matthew Morton

Sofia Richie's family "approve" of her dating Matthew Morton.

The 22-year-old model has recently been romantically linked to Matthew after they were spotted dining together in Malibu, and her family are said to have given a green light to their burgeoning romance.

A source told Us Weekly: "Matt and Sofia are totally a thing, and he’s really excited about it.

"They both run in the same circle and have known each other. So, it’s easy and fun for both of them. Sofia’s family approves of him, which is super nice for her."

Sofia - who is the youngest daughter of Lionel Richie - split from reality TV star Scott Disick in August, following a turbulent few months for the celebrity duo.

However, an insider recently insisted that Sofia isn't "looking for anything serious with anyone" at the moment.

The source explained: "She's not going to rush into anything, but Matthew's a cool guy and they hit it off."

It was also suggested that Sofia is determined to enjoy the single life for the time being and isn't looking for a relationship.

Speaking about her links to Matthew, the source shared: "They have been texting for a few weeks and decided to go out. She's having fun and isn't looking for a relationship.

"She enjoyed her dinner date with him but it's super casual."

Sofia and Scott had been on and off for three years prior to their final split, and had even called it quits in May this year before rekindling their romance in July.

However, their romance was on the rocks again by August, and the pair have remained separated since.

A source said at the time: “Scott and Sofia are spending time apart. She is making it a point to do her own thing."