Is Adele engaged to Rich Paul? Singer spotted with diamond ring amid breakup rumors
Stepping out after a gap of five years for the Brit Awards 2022, Adele made her first public appearance days after she abruptly canceled her Las Vegas residency. The global R&B icon bagged three coveted awards including Song of the Year for ‘Easy On Me’ from her latest album ‘30’. The British crooner also took home the awards for Best Album and Best Artist. She became the first one to bag the genderless award for the latter.
While Adele was busy collecting awards in her kitty, the Internet took notice of the sizeable ring she was wearing which quickly sparked off engagement rumors. Adele is currently dating sports agent Rich Paul who is best known as the manager of NBA superstar LeBron James. He also manages other prominent NBA players including Anthony Davis, Eric Bledsoe, John Wall, Ben Simmons, Draymond Green, Jusuf Nurkić, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Lonzo Ball, Trae Young, OG Anunoby, and Tyrese Maxey. Interestingly, the news of Adele getting engaged to Paul comes amid their breakup rumors.
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Is Adele engaged to Rich Paul?
Adele, who went Instagram official with Rich Paul in September 2021, rocked a dazzling ring that quickly got the eye of the social media users. The 33-year-old Academy Award-winning crooner looked drop-dead gorgeous in a pear-shaped diamond from Lorraine Schwartz. She teamed up the ring with glittering diamond earrings. Speaking of her stunning outfit, Adele donned a custom Giorgio Armani Privé dress to the event. The singer-songwriter might have created a lot of buzz with her massive sparkler but no official comment from her rep was shared on engagement rumors.
When did Adele start dating Rich Paul?
The two first met at a party a few years ago but Adele and Rich Paul first sparked dating rumors in July 2021 after they were spotted together at the courtside of a basketball match. The dating rumors between the two sparked after ESPN’s Brian Windhorst referred to Adele as Paul’s “girlfriend” in his podcast. She then accompanied Paul to NBA star Anthony Davis and Marlen P's wedding in Los Angeles in September 2021. She also shared an Instagram post making the relationship official.
In October 2021, she told Vogue how she bumped into Rich Paul saying, “Rich just incredibly arrived. I don't feel anxious or nervous or frazzled. It's quite the opposite. It's wild." In the interview, she spilled the beans that she first met Paul at a party while “a bit drunk” joking, “Do you want to sign me? I'm an athlete now." In November 2021, they were spotted on a date night. Soon, their break-up rumors got the Internet talking. A few sources earlier spilled the beans that it was the singer’s apparent diva attitude and weird demands that led to the cancellation of her Las Vegas residency. It was later reported that the singer pulled the plug on her concert due to ongoing issues with her boyfriend Rich Paul. An insider on the same stated, "There's trouble in paradise. That's why she can't perform." However, shutting down the gossipmongers, she tweeted while also teasing her performance at the BRIT Awards. "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!" she wrote before adding, "Oh, and Rich sends his love."
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 ♥️ pic.twitter.com/8DsDPcH8ph— Adele (@Adele) February 1, 2022