- The good news reportedly comes from a ‘very reliable source’ in the industry
- The claim was first made by online gossip site Deux Moi, who ‘confirmed’ the news
- Adele wore a massive diamond ring to her latest Las Vegas show over the weekend
Adele and Rich Paul are reportedly engaged.
The 34-year-old singer and her 41-year-old sports agent boyfriend are said to be planning a summer wedding two years after making their relationship public.
The good news was revealed by online gossip site Deux Moi, who said the claims came from a ‘very reliable source’.
Winding down the latest news, Adele could be seen at her latest Las Vegas show over the weekend wearing a huge diamond ring on her wedding finger.
The Easy On Me hitmaker has been wearing the sparkler since early last February, when she debuted the ring at the 2022 BRIT Awards.
While this suggests that the couple has been engaged for at least a year, they have never officially confirmed that they are ready to tie the knot.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Adele for comment.
Adele and Rich last appeared together in public earlier this month at the Superbowl, where she once again became a meme as she sat in the stands with her boyfriend.
The star can be seen saying ‘she’ll be fine, she’ll smoke some weed and she’ll be fine’, referencing Rihanna’s halftime performance before the singer found out she was pregnant.
Earlier, the pair looked in love as ever as they posed for snaps at the Grammy Awards.
While Adele keeps her personal life away from the spotlight, she has been very open in declaring her love for Rich.
In December, she paid tribute to her alleged fiancé by dedicating a song during one of her Vegas shows.
The Aap Jaisa Koi singer sang Happy Birthday to him during his set.
She added: ‘And I love him more than life itself, so can we wish him a happy birthday? His name is Rich!’
Adele is performing at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace for her Weekend With Adele residency, which began in November.
She mentioned Rich again during a show when she joked that she was “angry” after a fan tried to give her her phone number during a concert.
The songstress cleared up the rumors during her performance as she insisted that the concert in question was actually ‘trying to sell her a car’.
Despite recounting the witty exchange, she later joked that her boyfriend Rich was not impressed.
In one clip, a man can be seen trying to pass a note to Adele as she made her way through the crowd, with the singer laughing and handing it back to her.
During her show the next day, she cleared up the gossip, explaining: ‘Somebody texted me this morning saying that a guy tried to give me his number when I was walking down this street last night.
‘He wasn’t, he was just trying to buy me a car, [which] Exactly what he was doing,’ he laughed, in a clip shared by concert goer Jorge Preciado.
She went on to tell viewers how her husband reacted when she told him what happened.
“I told my boyfriend, he was furious… He was like, ‘That guy’s getting sleepy,'” she quipped.
During an interview with Elle in August, Adele revealed her dream is to be a ‘housewife’ as she revealed plans for marriage and children with boyfriend Rich.
Adele says post-Vegas will be about family as she opens up about life with Rich in a rare public display of affection, saying she is ‘as happy as ever’.
Adele declared: ‘I’ve never been in love like this. I am obsessed with him. I definitely want more kids.’
That 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 made their relationship public in the summer of 2021.
The musician was previously married to charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki, 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 tells Rich’s Elle. ‘I’m obsessed with her. I definitely want more kids.
She said, “I’m a housewife and I’m a matriarch, and a stable life helps me with my music.” ‘But right now, all that’s on my mind is Vegas. I want to fix it.
The star remained concerned about rumors that she and Rich are currently engaged, telling Ellie that she ‘absolutely’ wants to get married again.
She added shyly: ‘Good! Well. Well, I am not married’ when she was asked if the ring she wore recently was an engagement diamond.
‘I’m in love right now! I am happy as ever. I might even get married,’ later confessing about her big ring: ‘I’m not engaged. I just love high-end jewelry, boy!’
Adele moved in with boyfriend Rich in May 2022, who dates the likes of NBA stars LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Ben Simmons among other athletes, after a year of dating when she shared a photo of them outside their new home.
Earlier it was claimed that the vocal powerhouse was splashing out ‘$58 million’ on a fourth property – Sylvester Stallone’s Beverly Hills mega mansion, which remained on the market for the better part of the year. And now the house has become a new love nest for the singer and her beau.
During a previous interview with Rolling Stone, Adele described her relationship with Rich as being the most “incredible, open-hearted and easiest” she has ever been in.
While they’ve only been seeing each other since last summer, the pair actually first met several years ago at a friend’s birthday party.
They will later reunite in June 2021, with Adele saying: ‘I didn’t really tell a lot of my friends in 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 in August at LeBron James’ wife’s birthday party.
Adele went Instagram official with their romance on September 19, 2021, in a post that she captioned with a red heart emoji.
The singer rarely posts about Rich on social media, but she used her Instagram account to hit back at rumors he canceled her Vegas residency because she was having relationship problems.
Just weeks after postponing her shows, the singer took to Instagram to dispel speculation about her relationship status as she joked to her fans that her sports agent partner ‘sends her love’.
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, along with Adele’s nine-year-old son Angelo, were seen chatting together in the VIP area.
Proving the strength of their friendship, Adele dedicated her BRIT Award winning album 30 to Simone and her son Angelo during the BRITs in February.
Adele emotionally told the audience that her award was for her son and her ex-husband as the record is ‘really about them’, before crediting herself for ‘something so personal’.
Starr’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, whose split had questions for his parents, such as ‘You Why can’t we still be together?’.
Who is Adele’s boyfriend Rich Paul?
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 over $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, reaching number 9 on the list. He was ranked No. 2 globally in basketball. He was also featured on the 2020 Ebony Power 100 List.
He is the founder of Clutch Sports, part of United Talent Agency (UTA), which jumped 23 places in the list of world’s most valuable sports agencies within a span of five years, following Paul’s involvement. Paul now leads UTA’s sports division.
He grew up 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 en Cleveland, often earning $10,000 a week.
He met LeBron James at the Akron-Canton airport in 2002, selling him a jersey. They have been friends ever since and are now colleagues.