A model should only talk to it’s immediate association. According to law of demeter, you shouldn’t talk to the association’s property or association’s association.
Here we talk about Rails delegate approach
class Profile < ActiveRecord::Base
<%= @profile.user.address %> <%= @profile.user.city %>
Rails provides helper method to acomplish delegation, which uses DSL to generate wrapper methods. It can also prevent error call method on nil object if :allow_nil => true is added.
class Profile < ActiveRecord::Base belongs_to :user delegate :address, :city, :to => :user, :prefix => true, :allow_nil => true end <%= @profile.user_address %> <%= @profile.user_city %>