"We are very happy, very lovey-dovey," Richie said in the interview published Sunday. "We are best friends and that is mainly the strongest connection we have. We have always had that best friend connection and from there it has really worked out. I am so happy."
Not everyone has been a fan of the couple, to say the least. The young model and her relationship with Disick -- best known as Kourtney Kardashian's ex and father of her three children -- were first linked back in May 2017 and have received backlash over their relationship from the beginning (the pair share a 15-year age difference).
Richie, who was in Australia promoting her endorsement deal with Windsor Smith shoes, told the publication that she doesn't often read tabloids because they make her "angry."
"Everything is so false," she said. "I don't read it because I just get really angry. It's hard to fully avoid it, but I get a good laugh too."
Before Richie's arrival Down Under, the Daily Telegraph said they had obtained an email sent from the model's team demanding that Richie not to be asked about the Kar-Jenner clan, her relationship with Disick, and her father, music icon Lionel Richie.
However, the Herald wasn't the only media outlet to get Richie talking about her man. Australia's "The Morning Show" also got Richie to spill some details about her relationship, using her endorsement deal to bring up the topic.
"Now is it true your partner Scott helped you discover these shoes?" the show's host Larry Emdur asked.
"Yeah, he actually showed me the shoe line and said, 'These are really cute sneakers you should wear these,'" she said, clearly caught off guard. "Then they reached out. And it all worked out from there."
After showing a photo of the couple on vacation, Emdur's co-host Kylie Gillies continued to press Richie about her relationship. "This is Scott Disick, who is your boyfriend!" Gillies said. "Life with Scott looks pretty good, I've gotta say."
"Yeah, we're very happy, I'm very happy," Richie replied.