Who Is Adele’s Boyfriend Rich Paul? Inside Their Romance

18 September 2023, 11:58

Adele sings to Rich Paul to mark his birthday

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Adele has been dating boyfriend Rich Paul since 2021, but who is he and how did they meet?

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Adele is mid-way though her Vegas residency after having to postpone it earlier this year and we're loving watching the candid snippets that emerge from the concerts, of Adele mingling with the crowd.

The ‘Oh My God’ songstress spilled a little on her love life in her latest album, '30', and continues to do so during her show, 'Weekends With Adele'. Rich Paul has often been spotted in the crowd with Adele's son Angelo and she often gives her adorable a family a little shout out from the stage.

Most recently, she called Rich her 'husband' after a woman in the crowd 'proposed' to the ballad queen, leading fans to speculate whether she and the sports agent have walked down the aisle.

Adele sparked rumours she and Rich are engaged after she donned a huge diamond ring at the 2022 BRITs! Following months of speculation, she cleared up the speculation and spilled that she'd love to get married and have more children.

Rich Paul is a sports agent
Rich Paul is a sports agent. Picture: Getty

Who is Adele’s boyfriend Rich Paul?

Rich is a superstar sports agent whose client list includes LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Ben Simmons.

He’s worked as a sports agent since 2022, when he worked at an artist agency. 10 years later, he founded his own agency called Klutch Sports Group.

The entrepreneur is from Cleveland, Ohio and has always been business-minded, starting out his career by selling retro sports jerseys out the back of his car according to Sportskeeda. In 2002, he met LeBron James who was apparently impressed by a Warren Moon top Paul had on at the time.

LeBron and Rich grew close, with the NBA icon even welcoming the budding businessman into his inner circle and eventually working together. Rich worked alongside LeBron's agent for a few years before setting up his own agency in 2012 called Klutch Sports Group, taking LeBron with him.

Adele showed off a huge ring at the BRIT Awards
Adele showed off a huge engagement-looking ring at the BRIT Awards. Picture: Getty

Is Adele married to boyfriend Rich Paul?

Adele sparked rumours she's engaged to Rich Paul when she attended The BRIT Awards in 2022, after showing off a huge diamond ring which is reported to have cost upwards of $2 million! Over a year and a half later on 16th September, Adele seemed to confirm she and Rich were married after she called him her 'husband' at her Vegas Residency.

She only fuelled speculation she and boyfriend Rich are engaged when she joined The Graham Norton Show a few days after the BRITs last year.

When Graham quizzed her on the ever-growing engagement rumours, Adele responded: "If I was would I ever tell anyone if I was or wasn’t?"

She also frequently shares her plans to have more children, leading fans to think she and Rich may be planning to settle down. They did move into a new house together last year!

Rich Paul with girlfriend Adele
Rich Paul with girlfriend Adele. Picture: Getty

What is Rich Paul's net worth?

Rich is said to be worth over $100million from his years as a sports agent. He's apparently brokered over $1billion worth of contract deals between his clients and their teams.

Amongst his roster of clients are two LA Lakers stars; Anthony Davis and LeBron, who have been on the team since 2019 and 2018 respectively.

How old is Rich Paul?

Rich is 40 years old; he was born on 16 December 1981.

Adele is 35; her birthday is 5th May 1988.

Adele and Rich Paul were friends before they began dating
Adele and Rich Paul were friends before they began dating. Picture: Getty

Does Rich Paul have kids?

Rich is a dad of three; Reonna, Richie and Zane. He’s pretty quiet on his personal life, but he posted a photo of his daughter on her graduation in May 2020.

Adele has a son, Angelo, who she welcomed with ex-husband Simon Konecki in 2012.

When did Adele and Rich Paul start dating?

Adele and Rich were friends before they started dating around summer 2021. She told Rolling Stone they first met at a mutual friend’s birthday party – on the dance floor in classic romance fashion.

They became friends before things turned romantic, with the singer telling Vogue: “He was always there, I just didn't see him."

She sweetly added: “I just love being around him. I just love it."

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