Caitlyn Jenner and Kendall have reunited this week for a fancy dinner at one of the Kendall-Jenner clan’s favorite restaurants in Malibu. Surprisingly, Sophia Hutchins was missing from the gathering, and this revived the rumors that the former Olympian’s partner and her daughter are not that close.

On Thursday, the 23-year-old fashion model was photographed with her father, 69, at Nobu in Malibu, Los Angeles. After their sumptuous dinner, the two shared a heartwarming hug before parting ways and exiting the sushi hotspot.

In the pictures obtained by Daily Mail, Kendall and Caitlyn are seen embracing each other outside of the restaurant. One snap then shows Ben Simmons’ ex-girlfriend briskly walking at the parking lot while making her way to her ride.

For their father-daughter reunion, Kendall opted to wear a navy and beige denim co-ord that’s composed of a tailored jacket and cropped pair of jeans. On the other hand, the “I Am Cait” star chose to rock a simply black top and black wide-leg pants with white stripes near the hemline.

Caitlyn and Kendall’s sighting raised some eyebrows for two reasons: first, it happened on the day Kylie’s celebrating her birthday, and second, Caitlyn’s rumored girlfriend wasn’t invited to the dinner date. Hutchins was noticeably welcomed to join in whenever Caitlyn reunited with Kylie in the previous months.

In March, it was reported that Sophia, also 23, is closer to Kylie, 22, than the latter’s older sister. At the time, an insider disclosed that Forbes’ youngest self-made billionaire actually liked the fact that the LumaSol CEO is present in her father’s life. The insider also noted that Sophia saw Kylie as an inspiration because of the reality star’s “incredible character.”

Based on Hutchins’ latest Instagram posts, she’s currently in Malibu while taking a break from the busy preparations for her New York-based company’s imminent launch. She even showed off her sexy body in a sultry two-piece bikini while lounging in the backyard of Caitlyn’s $3.5 million hilltop mansion.

Sophia has been staying with Caitlyn in the latter’s luxurious home since last year. This even sparked rumors that the two were romantically involved and engaged to be married. However, both parties have already denied the rumors by clarifying that they are business partners and, at the same time, the best of friends.

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Pictured: Sophia Hutchins (left) and Caitlyn Jenner attend the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California on Feb. 24, 2019. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images