Adele's boyfriend Rich Paul went from relatively unknown to globally famous in the space of just a few months—but just who is the British superstar's latest beau?
It's no secret that the Easy on Me singer is in a new relationship, having finally healed from her 2019 split from ex-husband Simon Konecki.
The divorce, which was finalized last year after a lengthy battle over finances, is understood to have largely inspired Adele 30—the Grammy-award-winner's highly-anticipated fourth studio album. From the lullaby, My Little Love, written for the couple's eight-year-old son, to the fiery Woman Like Me, which includes lyrics about a 'lazy' man, there's no doubt that the marriage breakdown had an immense impact on Adele's personal life.
It looks like the Tottenham native has finally moved on from the relationship, however, and is now fully immersed in a new one. Adele confirmed her new boyfriend to be Rich Paul in an Instagram post in September 2021, in a refreshingly personal update for the historically private celebrity. It's understood that the couple has now moved in together, just six months after they started dating.
According to an inside source, the 33-year-old has been staying at the American millionaire's plush Beverly Hills mansion since 21 January and is "hunkered down" there indefinitely. The exciting update comes amid ongoing speculation over the future of Adele's Las Vegas residency, which was postponed at the last minute due to Covid delays.
How did Adele meet Rich Paul?
Adele first met Rich Paul on the dance floor of a birthday party over two years ago, when she was still married to Simon Konecki. It wasn't until their second encounter, however, that sparks truly began to fly.
"We went out for dinner, which he says was a business meeting and I'm like ‘A business meeting about what?' And then it was the first time we hung out on our own," she recalled during her CBS interview with Oprah.
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Where is Rich Paul from?
Like Adele, Rich Paul isn't a native to Tinsel town. The 40-year-old hails from Cleveland, Ohio, but resides in Los Angeles for work. In 2019, he purchased a brand-new house in Beverly Hills for a cool $11.7 million—complete with six bedrooms, a swimming pool, a spa, and a gym.
What is Rich Paul's job?
Rich Paul is a successful US sports agent and founder of Klutch Sports Group, an organization that represents prominent NBA and NFL players. The job might not sound as glitzy as Adele's, but the lifestyle it fuels certainly isn't shabby. Rich has negotiated over $1 billion in deals for several A-list athletes, including LeBron James and John Wall, and it doesn't look like he's slowing down on his money-making pursuits any time soon.
Emma is a Lifestyle News Writer for woman&home. Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, she 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.
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