After her 2019 divorce, the singer Adele found love again and then some with her basketball agent beau Rich Paul. Their relationship became public knowledge in 2021, and she recently spoke very highly of him in a new interview.

She also spoke about how her Las Vegas Residency was rescheduled, how her emotionally bare music contrasts how private she is in regular life, and a little bit about Paul. The divorce definitely affected her latest album 30, which contained samples of tearful voice messages she recorded while in the throes of the personal upheaval.

“I’ve never been in love with this. I’m obsessed with him,” Adele told Elle, adding that it’s a convenient perk that she has a huge love for basketball. Their partnership was first noticed when she sat with him courtside at an NBA Finals game.



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She said Paul, who has a more advanced understanding of her level of celebrity due to representing athletes like LeBron James, has encouraged her to live less in fear of paparazzi. She said when discussing an Italian vacation that she had reservations for, he kindly told her “You would let that stop you from going to the place that you most want to go on vacation?”

Adele also added that “I’m happy as I’ll ever be. I might as well be married,” when asked if she was engaged to Paul. She also mentioned, “I definitely want more kids. I’m a homemaker and I’m a matriarch, and a stable life helps me with my music.”

Paul seems to have fit very well into the singer’s life, with her bringing him up frequently while speaking about her upcoming concerts and past work, and it seems like Paul is often very supportive of her and frequently by her side. They both have kids of their own from previous relationships, and Adele is planning to make their new home friendly to their blended family.

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