Adele’s response to rumors of Rich Paul split infuriates fans

Adele has finally addressed the speculation about her relationship but fans are still not happy

Adele's response on Rich Paul split infuriates fans
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Adele has shut down speculation that she canceled her Las Vegas residency after splitting from Rich Paul—but fans are having none of it. 

The British superstar took to social media on Tuesday to address reports that she postponed her Caesars Palace shows in Sin City over relationship trouble, putting the rumors to bed with an iconic one-liner. 

Adele canceled her Las Vegas residency at the last minute last month, citing staff shortages and production delays due to Covid-19. 

The Easy on Me singer—who has not performed live for fans in six years—delivered the disappointing news in an emotional video on 20 January, tearfully apologizing for the let-down and promising to reschedule the dates. Photos of the stage being dismantled circulated online shortly after, prompting concerns over the future of the highly anticipated gigs. 

It was later reported that Adele's boyfriend, Rich Paul, had influenced cancellation after the couple allegedly got into a dispute during rehearsals for the concert series. 


Adele and Rich Paul 

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An inside source told Page Six that the 33-year-old was “constantly on the phone with Rich” and “loudly shouting and sobbing” in the run-up to Weekends with Adele, which was scheduled to kick off on 21 January at the world-famous Colosseum on the Las Vegas strip. This claim was followed by reports that the Grammy award- winner had moved into the sports agent’s Beverly Hills mansion, after just six months of dating. 

Clearly tired of the gossip, Adele has set the record straight on her Instagram with an update on both her professional and personal life. 

The Tottenham native posted a photo of herself laughing and playing cards in a dimly lit bar, along with a truth-bombing caption about the tabloids’ latest claims, on 1 February.

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“Hiya, so I’m really happy to say that I am performing at the Brits next week!!” she wrote, quashing the rumors that she had pulled out of the upcoming British annual music awards. She also announced that she was “looking forward” to “popping in to see Graham [Norton] for a chat on the couch while I’m in town too!”

She finished the message off with the ultimate mic drop, adding, “Oh, and Rich sends his love.” The cheeky one-liner sent Adele fans wild, with many praising the singer for finally putting the rumors to rest.  

However, not everyone was swooning over the cheery post. 

The comment section was quickly flooded by Weekends with Adele ticketholders, most of whom were demanding answers on the concerts’ rescheduled dates. The Someone Like You singer has halted the entire residency, leaving thousands of fans in the dark over when she'll be returning to the stage. 

“So happy you’re not screwing over the show so you can claim your awards; just still screwing over us fans who bought tix to Vegas. Seems fine,” one angry follower wrote. 

"Update on Vegas residency and possible accommodations for those you canceled on after they already traveled and will need to travel again?” another person commented. 

Adele's team has yet to provide an update on the status of the residency, but by the looks of it, the glitzy shows won’t be going ahead any time soon. Some of her March dates at the Colosseum have already been filled by country musician Keith Urban, which suggests ticketholders could be waiting until the summer to see the talented songstress. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.