Born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins but popularly known as Adele, the "Rolling in the Deep" singer made her relationship with her new boyfriend Instagram official in the summer of 2021 after her divorce from her ex-husband.
The singer and her boyfriend, whose relationship the press constantly discusses, recently sparked breakup rumors after Adele celebrated her 34th birthday.
Here is a look into the relationship between the "Set Fire To The Rain" singer and her boyfriend. All the details from when they met and more.
Adele and Rich Paul at the NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns on July 17, 2021 | Source: Getty Images
Adele, born May 5, 1988, celebrated her 34th birthday in 2022, and according to several reports, she is still seeing her sports agent boyfriend, Rich Paul.
Paul attended a beach party with his client LeBron James on her birthday, thereby sparking rumors of a breakup between him and the "Hello" singer.
However, multiple sources have confirmed that they are still a couple. An insider also revealed that Paul and Adele shared a meal at Long Meadow Ranch in Napa Valley the Sunday after her birthday.
HOW LONG HAS ADELE BEEN DATING RICH PAUL?
Adele met Paul, the Klutch Sports Group founder, and they started dating after her divorce was final. In October 2021, she revealed that they met at a party and became friends.
When they made their first public appearance at the NBA Finals in July 2021, they sparked dating rumors, with a few sources confirming that they had been dating for some months before the game.
On September 19, 2021, Adele made their relationship Instagram official after she posted a black and white picture of both of them as the third slide of a post.
The couple attended the wedding between the NBA star Anthony Davis and Marlen P, and from the snapshot Adele shared, she was all cuddled up with Paul in the photo booth.
On their first date, she revealed that Paul told her they were having a business meeting. Even though she said it was funny, it was the first time they ever hung out alone without friends.
WHY DID ADELE DIVORCE HER HUSBAND?
Simon Konecki, the British charity CEO, and Adele had been together for eight years and were married for three years, with a son, before they announced their split in April 2019.
The couple decided that the marriage was not working anymore because Adele became too busy, and they grew apart. She also began a journey to find true happiness.
Adele admitted that she was never as settled and happy as expected in her marriage. She said:
"I didn't really know myself. I thought I did. I don’t know if [...] it was because I was well and truly sort of heading into my 30s, but I just didn't like who I was."
Adele and her ex-husband agreed to share custody of their son. To make things easier, they live across each other. The singer's divorce was finalized in March 2021, and it was after the divorce she went out in public with her boyfriend.
On May 6, 2020, Adele thanked her fans on Instagram for the birthday love by sharing a picture that showed her stunning change. The photo sparked conversations as she had lost a lot of weight.
Adele later revealed that since people had always talked about her for over a decade, she did not care what they thought. However, she believes that anyone can talk about body positivity without being overweight.