1 Sofia Richie Tobey Maguire Paris Hilton newly single Tobey

Sofia Richie bobbed and weaved her way around "dumb questions" Wednesday night -- specifically whether she's a homewrecker in the breakup of Tobey Maguire's marriage -- with an assist from new coach Paris Hilton.

We got Sofia and Paris at Catch where paps grilled the 18-year-old about rumors swirling in Hollywood that she and newly single Tobey are a thing. She got testy ... fast.

Eventually, coach Paris chirped up on the subject -- telling photogs to leave her protege alone. As Paris hints ... Sofia's young and single ... and Tobey's 41. 

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Source : tmz[dot]com