To pick herself up from one of the lowest points in her life, following a divorce and losing her father, took a lot of effort. But, Adele is finally in a happy phase now – the phase of being in love with Rich Paul.
Twelve months and counting, these lovebirds are more in love and looking at getting their kids together to make one big, happy family.
When she says, “I’ve never been in love like this. I’m obsessed with him.”, it’s evident that the flame of love is burning strong in both their hearts.
How Did They Meet?
In 2021 on CBS’ Adele One Night Only, Adele narrates the story of how she crossed paths with Paul.
After meeting on a dance floor at a birthday party, their next meeting was a couple of years later. They dined out, with Paul stating it was a business meeting.
Apparently, that’s the first time they hung out alone, without being around friends.
A Look At Their Time of Love
From their first public appearance together to where they stand at present, let’s have a look at their story of love thus far.
July 17, 2021: First Appearance
Game 5 of the NBA Finals between Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks in Phoenix has Adele and Rich Paul sitting together among the spectators.
This is their first appearance together in the public eye, sparking rumors that they are dating. LeBron James, who is also Paul’s client, is watching the game with Adele.
July 24, 2020: Out on a Date
The couple is out on a date at NYC’s hotspot Cipriani and photos of their PDA seem to speak volumes of their ongoing romance.
September 19, 2021: It’s Instagram Official!
The wedding of LA Lakers star Anthony Davis and Marlen P in Los Angeles has in attendance Adele, accompanied by Paul.
Adele posts a series of photos on Instagram: one of herself in an iconic Schiaparelli dress and another of her cuddled up with Paul in a photo booth. While she doesn’t tag him, she adds a red-heart emoji caption, enough to say it all.
October 7, 2021: Adele Opens Up
Candid interviews with Vogue and British Vogue for the November 2021 cover stories have Adele spilling the beans on her relationship with Paul.
She reveals they’ve been friends for a while before they began dating and that their first meeting at a party had her drunkenly joking to him about signing her up as a client.
She also mentions that she didn’t intend to make their romance official at the NBA game; she was just looking to spend some time with her boyfriend. She says about Paul, “I don’t feel anxious, or nervous, or frazzled. It’s quite the opposite. It’s wild.”
October 19, 2021: The NBA Season Opener Appearance
The NBA season opener game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers has the couple seated together along the courtside.
November 6, 2021: An Audience with Adele
Marking her first live U.K. performance in four years is the filming of Adele’s TV special An Audience with Adele at the London Palladium. Following this, Adele and Paul make a quick exit together in a car.
November 14, 2021: The Interview with Oprah Winfrey
In Adele One Night Only, the CBS special with Oprah Winfrey, Adele opens up more about her special relationship with Paul. She says it’s the first relationship in which she’s felt secure about herself and that she’s truly “loved myself and been open to loving and being loved by someone else.”
December 2021: Insta-Praising Her Man
Adele posts an Instagram story, showing off her pair of white New Balance 550s, featuring a label that reads Rich Paul for New Balance. She captions it ‘Amazing’ and adds a message ‘Congratulations @RichPaul’. He reposts it on his account with a heart emoji.
The collaboration between the brand and Rich Paul includes classic look sneakers with blue and yellow accents and will also include apparel.
January 7, 2022: Another Lakers Game
The basketball game with the Atlanta Hawks against the Los Angeles Lakers sees the lovebirds in attendance, appearing giggly and chatty.
February 1, 2022: Breakup Rumors
Addressing the breakup rumors doing rounds, Adele shares an Instagram post mentioning, “I’m really happy to say that I’m performing at the Brits next week!!” She ends the post by saying, “Oh, and Rich sends his love”.
February 20, 2022: Another Courtside Date
The 71st NBA All-Star Game in Cleveland has Adele and Paul in attendance, showing some PDA too.
May 11, 2022: Some Snaps of Togetherness
Despite spending Adele’s 34th birthday apart, she shares a series of photos taken over the course of their relationship. She captions it “Time Flies”. There’s also a picture from November 2021 of Paul kissing her ahead of her Griffith Observatory performance.
June 25, 2022: A Wedding
Among the many star-studded guests in attendance at the wedding of Kevin Love and Kate Bock at the New York City Public Library were Adele and Paul, along with LeBron James and wife Savannah James.
July 19, 2022: A Vacation Together
The couple took their first vacation together and were spotted on a yacht with friends in Porto Cervo, Italy.
August 15, 2022: Adele is Obsessed with Rich Paul
Elle’s September 2022 cover story has Adele gushing over Paul, with her shutting down rumors of her engagement and saying that she would “absolutely” get married again. She also says, “I definitely want more kids”, calling herself a matriarch and a homemaker, and that a stable life helps her with her music.
Where do They Stand Now?
Adele has a nine-year-old son Angelo with her ex-husband Simon Konecki. Rich Paul, a sports agent and founder of Klutch Sports Group, has three children of his own.
In January 2022, Adele bought a property from actor Sylvester Stallone for $58 million. The couple now lives in the Beverly Hills mansion, with eight bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. It’s getting renovated to welcome their blended family for a happily ever after.