From the perspective of an outsider, it might appear that there's a tremendous power imbalance in the relationship between Sofia Richie and Scott Disick.
After all, Scott is more famous and much older.
On top of that, he maintains closest ties to one of the world's most heavily-scrutinized family, a family to whom Sofia owes at least the majority of her notoriety.
As it turns out, our initial impression was accurate, and Scott and Sofia are not on equal footing.
But unexpectedly, it seems Sofia is the one who enjoys the upper hand.
As you may be aware, Disick has a new reality show that focuses on his career in real estate.
Of course, judging by the ratings, there's a very good chance that you had no idea Flip It Like Disick even exists.
According to Radar Online, a paltry 377,000 viewers tuned in for Sunday night's episode.
That's a steep drop-off from lead-in Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which has been holding steady with just under 1 millions viewers.
It seems the rather predictable problem is that viewers just don't care about Scott's house-flipping business.
However, they remain interested in his personal life, which is why producers have made the decision to bring Sofia into the mix in a last-ditch effort to rescue Flip It from the chopping block.
“Scott is just extremely upset about this. Anyone who knows Scott knows that he put his entire heart and soul into the project,” a source tells Radar, adding that producers were initially opposed to the idea of having Richie take part in the series:
“The producers just felt that, in the end, having her on would just take away from him."
A trailer for this Sunday's episode confirms that the show will focus heavily on Scott's relationship with Sofia:
"I think it's hard, anywhere, to find somebody that you can be comfortable with," Disick tells the camera in a preview clip.
"The truth was, without her, I was always looking for somebody or something," he adds.
"She's definitely been that little piece that's calmed me down and made me a better man and made things easier in my life."
In the clip, Sofia is seen offering her two cents on Scott's living situation:
"I love Malibu, I would be down to move to Malibu any day," she tells the father of three.
"I think it'd be fun to move because then maybe I can put my touches on some things."
It's one of the first filmed interactions between Scott and Sofia to be released to the public, and it may help allay some concerns about her place in the relationship.
After all, if Disick is asking her opinion on real estate, he clearly has the utmost respect for Sofia.