Someone similar to him! Adele is known for her heartfelt breakup ballads, but in real life, she has had greater luck finding love.
In July 2021, the Grammy winner was first seen with her lover, Rich Paul, at Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Despite the fact that it was their first public appearance, a source informed Us Weekly at the time that the two had been dating “for months” prior to the game.
“When they go out, he’s quite shy and keeps a low profile, but Adele is very social,” the insider continued, revealing that the duo managed to stay under the radar by associating with the same inner circle. “Because the individuals they hang out with already know them both, they don’t have to introduce them, which is possibly why no one noticed their relationship sooner.”
Two months later, the couple made their relationship official on Instagram when the “Easy on Me” singer posted a snapshot of the two suited up to attend NBA star Anthony Davis’ wedding to Marlen P. (Davis’ Los Angeles Lakers teammate LeBron James is represented by Paul, a sports agent.)
In October 2021, a source told Us of Adele and her beau, “They’re incredibly committed at this point and it’s hard to imagine they won’t be together for an extraordinarily long time,” adding that the twosome “complement one other” nicely. “She truly believes she has struck gold.”
She previously married Simon Konecki, with whom she had son Angelo in October 2012. After seven years together, the former couple called it quits in April 2019 and divorced in early 2021.
She told Vogue about her marriage in October 2021, “I was simply going through the motions and I wasn’t pleased.” “Neither of us made a mistake. We didn’t injure each other or anything like that. All I wanted was for my son to see me truly love and be loved. It’s quite significant to me.”
The “Rolling in the Deep” singer said in the same interview that she met Paul years before their romance began. “He was always there, I just didn’t notice him,” she stated, adding that they had reconnected at a “couple” of years ago at a party. “He was twirling.” The rest of the men were just hanging out. “All he was doing was dancing.”
One of the things that drew Adele in from the start was her contagious personality. In October 2021, an insider told Us, “He’s always making her feel special and doesn’t have a single drop of selfishness or meanness in his body.”
Continue reading to learn more about Adele and Paul’s whirlwind romance:
In a profile published by The New Yorker, Paul revealed to a writer that he had been “hanging out” with an unnamed “big pop star.” “I am not dating; I am single.” “said the agent. “Include it in the tale.”
Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns marked the duo’s first public appearance.
Us reported that the couple had been dating for “months,” making frequent trips between Los Angeles and New York to see each other.
At Davis’ wedding, held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in California, the couple drew attention. “They were extremely kind,” eyewitness Engels remarked. Oscar, a relative of the bride, told Us after the ceremony in an exclusive interview. “He sat at the table the entire time and allowed her to do whatever she pleased…. Everyone was dancing with her. They’d embrace at the table. They are a pleasant pair.”
Adele introduced her Instagram followers to her fiance through a series of glamorous photos from the wedding, including a photo booth shot of her and Paul.
The “All I Ask” singer gushed in an interview with Vogue about how “safe” Paul makes her feel. She explained, “I don’t feel anxious, nervous, or frazzled.” “Quite the opposite is true. It is bizarre… I am a divorced, 33-year-old mother of a son who is in charge. Someone who does not know where they are or what they want is the last thing I need. I am aware of my wants. And I know exactly what I do not want.”
She added that she did not intend to make their relationship public at the NBA game; she simply wanted to spend time with her boyfriend. “I simply enjoy being around him. “I adore it!” she exclaimed. “He asked himself, ‘What will people say?'” I responded, “That you signed me. As a competitor. You are my representative. And he responded, “OK, cool.”
The couple was spotted leaving the London Palladium together after the filming of Adele’s TV special An Audience With Adele, which marked her first performance in the United Kingdom in four years.
Adele revealed in a Rolling Stone interview later that month that she and Drake met at a mutual friend’s birthday party years prior while dancing to Drake. In addition, she disclosed that she reconnected with Paul one week after her father’s passing in May.
In a CBS special, Adele described her relationship with her new boyfriend. “He is simply hilarious. Oh, he’s so funny, he’s absolutely hilarious. And very intelligent. You know, he’s extremely intelligent. Observing him do what he does is quite astonishing “She shared that this is the first relationship in which she has truly been able to love another person. “It’s just a matter of timing. But it would be interesting to see how I react to anything that hurts me now that I feel so secure in myself, and I’m not just talking about romantic relationships.”
Adele expressed her support for her partner through Instagram Stories. She uploaded a photo of her shoe, the label of which reads Rich Paul for New Balance. Amazing!” read the sticker on the photo. She also included a message for her boyfriend in the photo’s caption: “Congratulations @RichPaul.” He reposted the Story with a heart emoji on his own account.
Adele relied on her boyfriend when her Las Vegas residency was abruptly postponed. “A source told Us in February 2022, “It’s safe to say this is the most difficult period of her career to date, but she’s in it to win it and digging deep to recover.”
While Adele’s life was chaotic, “Adele and Paul are “still solid” and “committed” to their relationship, a source told Us Weekly as Adele worked through her Sin City staging problems.