Adele and Rich Paul are ‘ENGAGED’!
Adele and Rich Paul are reportedly engaged.
The singer, 34, and her sports agent beau, 41, are said to be planning a summer wedding, two years after going public with their relationship.
The happy news was revealed by online gossip site Deux Moi, who said that the claims had come from a ‘very reliable source’.
Fueling the fresh reports, Adele could be seen wearing a huge diamond ring on her wedding finger at her latest Las Vegas show over the weekend.
The Easy On Me hitmaker has been wearing the sparkler since as early as last February, when she debuted the ring at the BRIT Awards in 2022.
Congratulations! Adele and Rich Paul are reportedly engaged
Confirmed: The happy news was revealed by online gossip site Deux Moi, who said that the claims had come from a ‘very reliable source’
While this suggests the couple have been engaged for at least a year, they have never officially confirmed that they are set to tie the knot.
MailOnline have reached out to Adele’s representatives for comment.
Adele and Rich last publicly appeared together at the Superbowl earlier this month, where she once again became a meme while sat in the stands with her beau.
The star could be seen saying ‘she’ll be fine, she’ll smoke some weed and she’ll be fine’, referencing Rihanna’s halftime performance, before discovering that the singer was pregnant.
Prior to this, the couple looked as loved-up as ever as they posed for snaps at the Grammy Awards.
Wedding bells? Fueling the fresh claims, Adele could be seen wearing a huge diamond ring on her wedding finger at her latest Las Vegas show over the weekend
While Adele tends to keep her private life out of the spotlight, she has been very openly in declaring her love for Rich.
In December she paid tribute to her rumoured fiance by dedicating a song to him during one of her Vegas shows.
The Someone Like You singer sang Happy Birthday to him during her set.
She added: ‘And I love him more than life itself, so can we wish him happy birthday? His name’s Rich!’
Adele has been performing at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for her Weekends With Adele residency, which kicked off in November.
She mentioned Rich again during a show when she joked that he was ‘livid’ after a fan tried to give her his phone number during a concert.
The songstress cleared up the rumours during her performance as she insisted that the concert goer in question was actually ‘trying to sell her a car’.
Despite explaining the funny exchange, she later joked that her boyfriend Rich wasn’t impressed.
In a clip, a man can be seen trying to pass Adele a note as she made her way through the crowd, with the singer giggling and handing it back.
The following day during her show, she cleared up the gossip and explained: ‘Someone texted me something this morning saying that a guy tried to give me his number last night when I was walking through this way.
‘He wasn’t, he was just trying to make me buy a car from him, [which] was actually what he was doing,’ she laughed, in the clip shared by concert goer Jorge Preciado.
She proceeded to tell the audience about how her other half reacted when she told him what happened.
‘I told my boyfriend, he was livid… He was like, “that man’s getting put to sleep”,’ she quipped.
During an Elle interview in August, Adele has revealed her dream is to be a ‘homemaker’, as she revealed plans for marriage and children with boyfriend Rich.
Adele said post-Vegas will be all about family as she gushed about life with Rich in a rare public display of affection, saying she’s as ‘happy as I’ll ever be’.
Smitten: Adele and Rich last publicly appeared together at the Grammy Awards earlier this month, where they looked as loved-up as ever as they posed for snaps (pictured)
Love: The singer, 34, and her sports agent beau, 41, are said to be planning a summer wedding two years after going public with their relationship
Debut: The Easy On Me hitmaker has been wearing the sparkler since as early as last February, when she debuted the ring at the BRIT Awards in 2022
Adele declared: ‘I’ve never been in love like this. I’m obsessed with him. I definitely want more kids.’
At the time, Adele starred in a stunning global cover shoot for the October 2022 issue of ELLE UK.
The superstar and the multi-millionaire agent first met at a party a few years ago, and took their relationship public in the summer of 2021.
The musician was previously wed to charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki, the father of her nine-year-old son Angelo, marrying in 2018 and separating the same year.
‘I’ve never been in love like this,’ Adele gushed to ELLE of Rich. ‘I’m obsessed with him. I definitely want more kids.
‘I’m a homemaker and I’m a matriarch, and a stable life helps me with my music,’ she added. ‘But right now, all I got in my brain is Vegas. I wanna f**king nail it.’
The star remained coy about rumours she and Rich are currently engaged though, telling ELLE that she ‘absolutely’ wants to get married again.
She coyly added: ‘Well! Well. Well, I’m not married’ when asked if the ring she’s been wearing recently is an engagement diamond.
‘I’m just in loooove! I’m happy as I’ll ever be. I might as well be married,’ later confessing of her huge ring: ‘I’m not engaged. I just love high-end jewellery, boy!’
In May 2022 Adele moved in with boyfriend Rich, who manages the likes of NBA star LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Ben Simmons, among other athletes, after a year of dating as she shared a snap of them outside their new home.
Before that it was claimed the vocal powerhouse was splashing out ‘$58million’ on a fourth property – Sylvester Stallone’s Beverly Hills mega mansion which sat on the market for the better part of the year. And now the home has revealed to be a new love nest for the singer and her boyfriend.
Public appearance: Adele and Rich last publicly appeared together at the Superbowl earlier this month , where she once again became a meme while sat in the stands with her beau
Happy birthday Rich! In December she paid tribute to her rumoured fiance by dedicating a song to him during one of her Vegas shows
Ha! She mentioned Rich again during a show when she joked that he was ‘livid’ after a fan tried to give her his phone number during a concert
During a past interview with Rolling Stone, Adele described her relationship with Rich as being the most ‘incredible, openhearted, and easiest’ one she’s ever been in.
While they have only been seeing each other since last summer, the pair actually met for the first time at a friend’s birthday party several years before.
They would later reconnect in June 2021, with Adele saying: ‘I didn’t really tell many of my friends at the beginning because I wanted to keep it to myself.
They put their love on display when they attended the NBA Finals as a couple in July, and again at LeBron James’ wife’s birthday party in August.
Adele went Instagram official with their romance in a post on September 19 2021, which she captioned with a red heart emoji.
The singer rarely posts about Rich on social media but did use her Instagram account to hit back at rumours she cancelled her Vegas residency because she was having relationship problems.
Just weeks after she postponed her shows, the singer defiantly took to Instagram to address speculation over the status of her relationship as she jokingly told her fans her sports agent partner ‘sends his love’.
Love nest: In May Adele moved in with boyfriend Rich after a year of dating as she shared a snap of them outside their new home
Meant to be: During a past interview with Rolling Stone, Adele described her relationship with Rich as being the most ‘incredible, openhearted, and easiest’ one she’s ever been in
Adele and her ex Simon have maintained a close relationship, co-parenting Angelo, while Simon was seen hanging out with Rich during the star’s Hyde Park gigs this summer.
The pair, accompanied by Adele’s nine-year-old son Angelo, were spotted chatting together in the VIP area.
Proving the strength of their friendship Adele dedicated her BRIT Award winning album 30 to Simon and their son Angelo during the BRITs in February.
Adele emotionally told viewers her award was for her son and her ex-husband because the record is ‘really about them’, before crediting herself for ‘putting out something so personal’.
The star’s fourth album details her painful split from Simon, previously explaining that the album’s lead single Easy On Me was written for her son, who had questions for his parents after their split, like ‘why can’t you still live together?’.
Former love: The musician was previously wed to charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki, the father of her nine-year-old son Angelo, marrying in 2018 and separating the same year
Who is Adele’s boyfriend Rich Paul?
The 411: Agent Rich Paul represents some of the NBA’s biggest stars and is dating Adele [pictured 2019]
Rich Paul is one of the NBA’s top sports agents, with basketball stars including LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Ben Simmons and John Wall on his books.
The 39-year-old is worth an estimated $46 million (£33.4 million) and has negotiated more than $1 billion in active deals for his high-profile clients during his career.
In 2020, he made Forbes’ list of the world’s top 10 most powerful sports agents, hitting No. 9 on the list. He was classed No. 2 globally in basketball. He was also featured on the 2020 Ebony Power 100 List.
He is the founder of Klutch Sports, part of United Talent Agency (UTA), which leapt up 23 places on the list of the world’s most valuable sports agencies within a five year period, following Paul’s involvement. Paul now leads UTA’s sports division.
He was raised in Cleveland in a one-bedroom apartment above his father’s store, R & J Confectionery and went to a Roman Catholic high school.
His first foray into business saw him buying vintage sports jerseys from Atlanta, selling them out of his car n Cleveland, often making $10,000 per week.
He met LeBron James at the Akron–Canton Airport in 2002, selling him a jersey. They have been friends and now colleagues, ever since.