Adele has been keeping a low profile for some time now. Even her weight loss came as a surprise because there was really no media exposure for her through any part of the process. But the pop singer may just be back in the spotlight with a new high-profile boyfriend who has only been seen publicly with her a few times. Adele’s divorce from Simon Konecki was just finalized in March this year and now she seems to have fallen in love once again.
In July, Adele was spotted publicly displaying affection with Rich Paul, an NBA sports agent on a date at Cipriani in New York City. Pictures that were taken of the two have fueled rumors of their relationship as was posted on Page Six. Just some days before that post on Page Six, the two were spotted for the first time laughing and cheering during the NBA finals where the Milwaukee Bucks emerged winners, beating the Phoenix Suns 123 to 119 in Game 5 of the finals.
It seemed Rich Paul was attending the game as a tag along with LeBron James, in support of Chris Paul, who played for the Phoenix Suns and is a friend of theirs. But at the end of the game, Brian Windhorst for ESPN went on to confirm the relationship between Rich Paul and Adele after they were spotted laughing together at the games.
Windhorst said that Rich Paul brought his girlfriend Adele to a game to sit next to LeBron and they've been seen out and about together as well. Windhorst is a very reliable source considering that the reporter has a close relationship with Paul and would know if the two were officially dating.
The next confirmation came from Page Six saying that the two are “100 percent dating”. Although we don’t know exactly how long the relationship has been on, speculations put the start of the relationship at May 2021.
There are a few things we know about this new boyfriend of Adele’s. The most important is that he is a really big name in NBA sports. With a client base including LeBron James, he is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after sports agents in the game. Paul was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and was brought up in the community of Greenville.
The 40-year-old agent started his career in 2002 when he met LeBron James who was a teenager at the time. The two got close and Paul eventually went on to work at Creative Artists Agency which was under Leon Rose the former agent for LeBron James. Paul eventually cut a deal of his own and now is the agent for the NBA star LeBron James.
Adele on the other hand has not shared pictures of herself and Paul on social media and neither has Paul. The agent is a father to three children although he has never been married, and the only picture that the two have taken as a couple was during the NBA finals but that picture didn’t reveal much as they were simply enjoying the game together.