Adele now lives with her boyfriend Rich Paul (Picture: Getty Images/@adele/Instagram)
Adele has gone on to find Someone Like You, following her divorce from Simon Konecki.
She didn’t give up, just kept on Chasing Pavements – right into a relationship with Rich Paul.
The Easy On Me singer took to Instagram back in May to share the news that the happy couple have moved in together, days after her 34th birthday – and in July went on a luxury Sardinian getaway.
The couple’s eight-bedroom Beverly Hills pad is worth a reported $58,000,000 (or £48 million).
But who is Rich Paul, and how long have he and Adele been together?
Here’s all you need to know.
Who is Rich Paul?
Paul has worked with some of the biggest names in basketball (Picture: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
American sports agent Rich, 40, is regarded as one of the most powerful men in sport.
He owns a super successful agency, which manages LeBron James, among other NBA basketball players.
It’s reported that Rich first met LeBron in 2002, when he worked at Creative Artists Agency, under the sportsperson’s then-agent Leon Rose.
He went on to found Klutch Sports in 2012, which is based in Los Angeles. Other clients include Anthony Davis, Ben Simmons, Draymond Green, and Lonzo Ball.
It was revealed in March 2021 that Rich is also in the process of working on a memoir, called Lucky Me, which he hopes will ‘uplift and inspire those who lived this and educate those who didn’t’.
The couple are often seen at basketball games together (Picture: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
Off the back of his successful career managing some of the biggest sports stars, it’s been reported that Rich is worth an estimated $120 million (£97.6m).
He’s also active on social media, with more than 458,000 followers on Instagram where he mainly posts about his various clients.
How long have Adele and Rich Paul been dating?
Adele – whose full name is Adele Laurie Blue Adkins – and Rich have been together since spring 2021, months after her divorce from Simon Konecki was finalised.
As rumours swirled that the pair were dating, they went Instagram official after they attended the lavish wedding of NBA player Anthony Davis in September 2021, where Adele shared a photo of the pair to social media.
Prior to the wedding, Adele and Rich had only been spotted together once, sitting courtside at the NBA Finals, in July 2021.
Adele is smitten with Rich Paul (Picture: REUTERS)
In a profile with Rolling Stone, the singer revealed she met Rich on a dancefloor at a mutual friend’s birthday party years ago – before they reconnected in spring, around the time her father, Mark Evans, died.
While she doesn’t remember which song they danced to, Adele said she assumes it was something by Drake.
Shortly before he was pictured with Adele for the first time, the businessman hinted he had been spending time with her in an interview with the New Yorker.
The father-of-three said: ‘She was over yesterday’, with the writer saying he dropped the name of a ‘major popstar’. When asked what they were doing, he replied ‘hanging out’.
Speaking to Oprah in her TV special, Adele said her relationship with the 40-year-old is the first time she’s ‘loved myself and been open to loving and being loved by someone else’.
She added: ‘It’s just timing. But it’d be interesting to see what my reaction is like in general to anything that hurts me now that I feel so secure in myself, and I’m talking outside of romance as well.’
In her ITV special – An Audience With Adele – which aired last year, the singer heaped praise on her beau, saying: ‘He’s just hilarious. Oh, he’s so funny, he’s hilarious, yeah. And very smart.
‘You know, he’s very, very smart. It’s quite incredible watching him do what he does. And just the easiness of it. It’s just been very smooth.’
The Essex-born superstar has now moved into a new luxury home with Paul in Los Angeles.
When did Adele split with Simon Konecki?
Adele was married to charity entrepreneur Simon who she began dating in 2011 and they welcomed their son Angelo the following year.
Adele is on good terms with ex-husband Simon Konecki (Picture: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
However, it was announced that they had separated in April 2019, and their divorce was finalised earlier this year.
The pair remain close, though, and charity CEO Simon – who lives across the road from Adele and Angelo – was reportedly in attendance at Adele’s performance at Griffith Conservatory, along with their son.
Adele told Oprah: ‘I think Simon probably saved my life, to be honest. He came at such a moment, whereas the stability that him and Angelo have given me, no one else would ever have been able to give me, like, especially at the time in my life. I was so young and I just think I got a bit lost in all of it.
‘He came in and was stable. The most stable person I’ve ever had in my life up until that point, even now I trust him with my life.’
She also dedicated her recent Brits win to both her son and Simon, saying that the album is their shared story.
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‘I would like to dedicate this award to my son and to Simon, his dad. This was all of our journeys,’ she said.
‘Not just mine. I am very proud of myself for sticking to my guns and putting an album out that was about something so personal to me because not many people do stuff like that any more.
‘My son has been so gracious. So gracious and kind and patient with me over the last couple of years. It is for him.’
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