Adele and Rich Paul’s complete relationship timeline

“Rumor Has It” Adele and Rich Paul are happy as can be in their notoriously private relationship.

The couple have sparked long-standing engagement rumors as the singer has been rocking a pear-shaped diamond ring on that finger.

The Grammy winner has sported the jewelry on multiple occasions since she began publicly dating the sports agent in the summer of 2021, months after finalizing her divorce from husband Simon Konecki.

Here’s a look at how Adele and Paul’s romance kicked off and where their relationship stands now.

Dropping hints

Adele laughs at Rich Paul while seated at basketball game
The sports agent first hinted at his romance in May 2021.
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Paul first teased his relationship with Adele in a May 2021 New Yorker profile, revealing he had been “hanging out” with a “major pop star.”

The Klutch Sports Group founder clarified at the time that he was “single” and “not dating” while “hanging out” with the A-lister.

Going public

Adele cuddles up to Rich Paul at basketball game
The couple debuted their relationship in July 2021.
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Two months after Paul’s cryptic comments, he and the “Rolling in the Deep” singer were photographed sitting courtside at a Milwaukee Bucks versus Phoenix Suns basketball game.

A source subsequently confirmed to Page Six that the duo were “100 percent” an item.


Rich Paul wears suit in smiling snap with Adele in white gown
Adele posted her first Instagram picture with Paul in September 2021.

Adele debuted her boyfriend via Instagram in September 2021 after several public dates, including Robert Kraft’s birthday party and multiple West Hollywood dinners.

The viral photo, taken at a wedding, finished off an Instagram slideshow captioned with a heart emoji.

Paul smiled in a velvet tuxedo in the sweet snap, as Adele cuddled up to him in a Schiaparelli gown.

“BEAUTIFUL COUPLE,” one of the Golden Globe winner’s followers wrote, with another adding, “Nice to see you so happy.”

Gushing over her guy

Rich Paul leans down to kiss Adele
Adele gushed to Rolling Stone about her boyfriend in November 2021.

While speaking to Rolling Stone in November 2021, Adele swooned over her “incredible” and “openhearted” partner, calling their relationship her “easiest” to date.

“I always had this fear from a really young age that you’re going to leave me anyway, so I’m going to leave or I’m not going to invest myself in anything,” the songwriter said, crediting Paul with removing her fear of “loneliness.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Adele reflected on how “f–king devastated” and “embarrassed” she was by her and Konecki’s 2019 breakup.

Future family plans

Rich Paul sits beside Adele at basketball game
Adele and Paul have both spoken about the possibility of having kids together.
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Adele, who shares son Angelo with Konecki, told “Desert Island Discs” podcast listeners in July 2022 that she “definitely would like a couple more kids.”

She noted, “It would be wonderful if we can. If not, I’ve got Angelo. I just want to be happy.”

Paul also has children of his own — Reonna, Richie and Zane — and he talked about expanding his family further in a June 2022 interview.

“As a young dad, growing a business, it was pretty tough,” he told E! News at the time. “[Now], I’d be a different dad. I’m looking forward to being a different dad.”

Addressing engagement rumors

Rich Paul and Adele match in black outfits on double date with Kevin Hart
The couple have yet to confirm engagement speculation.

After showing off her Lorraine Schwartz sparkler in February 2022, Adele played coy about proposal rumors on the “Graham Norton Show.”

When pressed, she asked, “If I was [engaged], would I ever tell anyone if I was or wasn’t?”

Adele set the record straight in August of the same year, clarifying to Elle that she is “not engaged” and “just love[s] high-end jewelry.”

However, the Oscar winner sent tongues wagging again when she wore the same ring during a February 2023 Las Vegas performance.

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