What You Don't Know About Adele And Rich Paul

Adele and Rich Paul have been linked since early 2021, when the two reportedly began dating after sitting down for a dinner that Paul likened to a business meeting. Since then, sources have used a lot of words to describe the pair. In September 2021, E! News related that the two were "inseparable," with a source close to the couple telling the publication, "Adele is very much in love with Rich and their relationship has become more serious in the last few months."

However, that doesn't mean that everything between them has been perfectly rosy. In February 2022, fans of the singer were stunned when she canceled her massive Las Vegas residency seemingly out of the blue, and then reports of that cancellation were followed up with claims that her relationship with Paul was part of the reason why. Someone close to the situation told Page Six, "She and Rich had been fighting, and their relationship was volatile before she canceled her dates."

As two fairly private people, especially by the standard set by much of the entertainment industry, it's clear that there is a lot to learn about Adele and Rich Paul. Here's a little glimpse into the life they have together — and yes, let's address those rumors that they might be engaged.

Adele and Rich Paul met a few years before they began dating

While most sources have Rich Paul and Adele's relationship beginning toward the early part of 2021, it turns out the two met one another years before they ever began dating. The first time Adele and Paul were photographed in public was at a basketball game in the summer of 2021, months after Adele's divorce from ex-husband Simon Konecki was finalized.

The "Easy On Me" singer previously told Oprah Winfrey that she and Paul actually met many, many moons before that summer date. While speaking to the famed talk show host on the CBS special "Adele One Night Only" (via The U.S. Sun), Adele explained, "I met him at a birthday party, we were on the dance floor." As fate would have it, nothing clicked into place for the twosome then. Several years later, the two spent time alone, though it sounds like Paul tried to pretend things between them were meant to be strictly professional. Adele shared, "We went out for dinner, which he says was a business meeting and I'm like 'A business meeting about what?'"

Both are familiar with the celebrity world

One thing that seems to make Rich Paul and Adele's relationship work is that they both have similar high-profile careers. While Paul's job as a sports agent has little to do with Adele's job as a singer, Paul often works with several high-powered, easily recognizable athletes. In fact, as noted by The New Yorker, LeBron James was his first client, a win that puts him squarely on the same level as Adele in terms of star exposure.

Paul is also making a name for himself in the NFL, though his most well-known celebrity clients are in the NBA. In addition to James, these clients include Ben Simmons, Kendall Jenner's ex-boyfriend, and Anthony Davis. 

Not having to introduce Paul to the world of the Hollywood elite likely lends a certain comfort to their relationship. For an October 2021 interview with British Vogue, during which Paul was around, Adele was only too pleased to confirm, "Yes, we're together. We're very happy."

Adele and Rich Paul have reportedly met one another's kids

Adele and Rich Paul have been open about the trajectory their relationship is taking, with everything indicating they each hope to be in this for the long haul. In September 2021, a source told E! News that the pair had introduced one another to their children, which is a major step for many parents who are in relationships. The insider further told the entertainment publication, "Adele is very much in love with Rich and their relationship has become more serious in the last few months." 

The Daily Mail noted that Adele and her 8-year-old son Angelo spent most of the summer of 2021 in Los Angeles, where Paul lives. Paul has been much more private about his three children, and it appears that he has not been married before. In May 2020, Paul shared a photo of his daughter Reonna on Instagram, indicating in the caption that she had just graduated high school at the time.

Adele is thought to have shown Rich Paul around her hometown

In another move that clearly indicates things are serious between the two, The U.S. Sun reported in October 2021 that Adele would be taking Rich Paul around her hometown that November. The publication emphasized that Adele is known for being quite proud of her roots, which shows the degree to which she must love and admire Paul.

The U.S. Sun also stated that it was believed Adele would take Paul all around many of her favorite haunts, including Tottenham in North London and West Norwood in South London. A friend explained, "Adele's roots are in the capital and she wants to introduce Rich to the sights and sounds of her early life in Tottenham and in South London." The friend went on to add that few people are as proud of their hometowns as Adele is and that her boyfriend was "in for a real treat" while on the journey.

Adele loves gushing about Rich Paul

Adele has been happy to rave about her boyfriend online and in the media. The singer has also spoken publicly about her struggles with anxiety, crediting the condition with being the biggest reason why she began a fitness journey in recent years (via NME). While speaking to Vogue in October 2021, Adele implied that Rich Paul helps her overcome all of that. She shared, "Rich just incredibly arrived. I don't feel anxious or nervous or frazzled. It's quite the opposite. It's wild." The singer told British Vogue that her boyfriend is hilarious and that their relationship "feels like it's consistent and considerate enough" that she has been only too happy too share as much as she wants to about it.

Adele also later told Oprah Winfrey during their November 2021 sit-down special that she's going all in on this relationship. After being asked if she's doing better at the game of love this time around, she explained (via Elle), "I think so, because I don't treat it like a game anymore."

Are Adele and Rich Paul engaged?

In February 2022, Adele sent tongues wagging when she debuted a massive diamond ring on that left hand finger while walking the carpet at the 2022 BRIT Awards, leaving many wondering the same thing: Are Adele and Rich Paul engaged?

As of time of writing, Adele has yet to confirm or deny any rumors about the status of the pair's possible engagement, though she did seemingly address previous rumors that the pair had been having issues directly on Instagram. Amid reports that Adele had canceled her planned Las Vegas residency because she and Paul were fighting (per Page Six), Adele shared a photo of herself laughing on Instagram, alongside the caption, "Hiya, so I'm really happy to say that I am performing at the Brits next week!! Anddddd I'll also be popping in to see Graham for a chat on the couch while I'm in town too! I'm looking forward to it! Oh, and Rich sends his love."

As for that possible engagement ring, People confirmed that the pear-shaped ring was designed by Lorraine Schwartz. Only time will tell if the ring means what many think it does, but here's hoping these two have a bright future together.