The Easy On Me singer opens up about her relationship with sports agent Rich Paul in an Elle interview
Adele says she’s “obsessed” with boyfriend Rich Paul in an interview with Elle UK.
The Easy On Me and Hello singer is featured worldwide on the cover of the popular magazine’s October 2022 issue.
In the interview, Adele says she’s “never been in love like this” and that she wants to have more children in the future.
Adele, who has a son with ex-husband Simon Konecki, says she also wants to remarry but denied she was engaged to Paul.
“I definitely want more children,” says Adele. “I’m a housewife and a matriarch, and having a stable life helps me with my music. But right now all I have on my mind is Vegas.”
So who is the man that makes Adele so happy? That’s all you need to know.
Who is Rich Paul?
Paul is an American sports agent who founded Klutch Sports Group in 2012 with his friend and basketball player LeBron James, an American sports agency representing NBA athletes such as Miles Bridges, Ben Simmons, JR Smith, Aaron Gordon and Zach LaVine.
He was born on December 16, 1981 (age 40) in Cleveland and attended a private Roman Catholic high school. After high school, Paul began selling vintage basketball jerseys from the trunk of his car – he met LeBron James in 2002 when he sold him a Magic Johnson jersey.
The two stayed in touch and Paul entered James’ inner circle and began working professionally under Leon Rose, an American basketball executive, attorney and sports agency who serves as president of the NBA’s New York Knicks.
Speaking about his friendship with James in an interview with GQ MagazinePaul said that he and James were “cut from the same cloth in terms of the things we’ve been through.”
He said: “That was the first connection. And then the attraction was probably because I was flying. It takes a special kind of person to appreciate someone else’s bow tie. Bow tie could mean work, bow tie could mean clothes, bow tie could mean knowledge and experience. Not being so self-absorbed allowed him to see that flyiness. That was the initial attraction.
“One thing people don’t realize is: It wasn’t like I woke up the next day and I was LeBron’s agent. He observed. He watched me sacrifice myself. He watched me develop skills. He watched me fail, not getting certain guys and stuff like that.
“And when I decided to go it alone, he knew I was ready. Because if I wasn’t, I can almost guarantee you that he wouldn’t have put his career in my hands.”
In 2012, Paul and James founded Klutch Sports Group and by 2019 they had a roster of 25 clients and brokered over $1 billion in deals.
How long have you been together?
Adele and Paul began dating in 2021, although the two had met on the dance floor at a mutual friend’s birthday a few years earlier.
In an interview with Vogue, Adele said that Paul was “always there, I just didn’t see him”.
She said: “[With Paul] I don’t feel anxious or nervous or exhausted. But on the contrary. it’s wild
“I am a 33 year old divorced mother of a son who is actually in charge.
“The last thing I need is someone who doesn’t know where they stand or what they want. I know what I want. And I really know what I don’t want.”
The singer admitted in the interview that they had no intention of going public with their relationship when the couple went to a basketball game together.
She said: “I didn’t want to go public with it. I just wanted to go to the game. I just love being around him. I just love it.
“He said, ‘What are people going to say?’ and I said, ‘For signing me. As an athlete. You’re my agent,” and he said, “Okay, cool.”
Adele finalized her divorce from husband Simon Konecki in March 2021, with paperwork filing for the first termination of their marriage back in September 2019.
Did you buy a house together?
The couple are said to have bought their first home together after Adele posted pictures on her Instagram account of the two standing in front of a mansion in the Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles.
In the first picture you can see Paul holding up the keys. In the other pictures, the couple can be seen kissing and in the last one Adele shared a picture of a fortune cookie, which read: “You’ve found good company – enjoy.”
The property, which is estimated to be worth US$58 million (£47million) was previously owned by actor Sylvester Stallone (Rocky, The Consumables) and features eight bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, an outdoor pool, movie theater, exercise room, and a long private driveway.