Adele is saying “Hello” to her new boyfriend, Rich Paul, two years after her infamous breakup with Simon Konecki. While the pop star hasn’t written a new album dedicated to her love, she was spotted with Rich during Game 5 of the NBA finals. Now sources confirm the two have officially begun “Rolling in the Deep” together.
After Adele and sports super-agent, Rich Paul, were photographed together courtside during the NBA finals, fans have been chatting about a potential new love affair for the singer. That chatter has turned into official sports commentary, as a source confirmed the two are an item.
According to the source, the 33-year-old singer has been dating LeBron James’ agent, Rich Paul, for “a few months,” and their outing at Saturday’s game was not just a hint but a full-blown statement. The insider wasn’t the only one to confirm the couple’s connection either.
During The Lowe Post, an Apple podcast, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst let it slip to listeners that Rich brought “his girlfriend to the game to sit next to LeBron.” Unless Brian’s got it wrong, it seems the pop superstar is in a relationship again.
“Rich Paul is at the game with Adele,” Brian explained on the podcast. “LeBron is watching the game with Adele. This is the first time that they’ve come out in public together.”
Both the “Someone Like You” singer and the sports agent has stayed silent about the union and have yet to confirm that they are dating. However, it’s hard to deny the evidence in front of us.
Rich Paul is making a huge splash, not just as one of the biggest sports agents in the NBA, but as Adele’s first boyfriend since her dramatic breakup in 2019. Since Adele’s relationship with her ex-husband, Simon Konecki, ended the star has stayed relatively quiet.
The seven-year relationship did a number on Adele when it was over, but now it seems she’s ready to get back in the game – and not with just anybody… someone like Rich. It’s a slam dunk!
Rich is a notable sports agent from Cleveland, Ohio who represents some of the biggest names in the NBA. From his life-long friend, LeBron James, to new clients like Trae Young and Tyrese Maxey, he has an impressive portfolio.
Ever since his big break in 2003 – having been asked to be part of LeBron’s inner circle after the NBA drafts – Rich has made quite the career for himself. Rich founded Klutch Sports Group, which has seen a meteoric rise under his leadership. The sports agency is now part of the United Talent Agency, taking a high spot on the list of the world’s most valuable sports agencies.
Rich Paul represents some of the biggest names in both the NBA and, most recently, the NFL, including Ben Simmons, Tristan Thompson, JR Smith, Draymond Green, and Anthony Davis. His success has one him more than a hefty paycheck, too, but a ton of responsibility.
The New Yorker did a story about Rich in May, detailing his career. According to the piece, Rich has negotiated nearly $2 billion in deals for his clients since he launched Klutch Sports Group nine years ago. That’s a big chunk of change!
In the featured piece, Rich Paul referred to his new girlfriend, Adele, though he wasn’t clear about their status back then. In an exchange with Adam Mendelsohn, Rich said that the “Set Fire To The Rain” singer “was over yesterday,” hinting that she is “a major pop star.”
Before the conversation was over, however, Rich made sure to clarify his relationship status. “I’m not dating,” he told Adam. “I’m single. Put that in the story.”
Not anymore, Rich! Adele’s accomplished boyfriend isn’t the only new thing since her difficult divorce was finalized earlier this year. The pop star is also about to drop a new album, which covers love, loss, and heartbreak following the breakup. It seems those courtside tickets were a perfect metaphor because Adele’s getting back in the game. And her friends couldn’t be happier for her!