14 Facts About Adele And Rich Paul, Her New Boyfriend Who’s 40-Years-Old And LeBron James’ Agent (Photos)

Adele and Rich Paul: All about the relationhsip between the UK Pop-Star and her new boyfriend who is one of the biggest Sports agents in the NBA and LeBron James‘ agent.

UK singer Adele and Rich Paul are seriously dating. The Grammy award-winner Adele shared a loved-up picture of the two on her Instagram page to confirmed reports after they were first spotted at Game five of the NBA finals.

Rich Paul is a 40-year-old and one of the biggest sports agents in the NBA who happens to be LeBron James’ personal agent. Rich was raised born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, in the neighborhood of Glenville. Rich Paul is writing a memoir.

Ever since Adele and LeBron James’s agent, Rich Paul, were spotted together this summer, rumors that the two are dating have circled the internet. Now, it looks like Adele has finally confirmed the relationship, posting a photo with Paul on Instagram, which, according to “Page Six,” is from NBA star Anthony Davis’s wedding in L.A. on his Saturday.

The Vibely has everything you should know about the relationship between Adele and Rich Paul, her husband-to-be after she divorced her ex-husband, Simon Konecki in 2019 and finalized it with Los Angeles Court papers in March 2021.

Below are some interesting facts and moments in the relationship life of the new couple alert; Adele and Rich Paul:

1. How did Adele and Rich Paul meet for the first time?

Adele And Rich Paul, Her New Boyfriend
Image: Adele and Rich Paul at Game five of the NBA finals. Credit: Elle

At the moment, the location, the time, and how Adele and her new love, Rich Paul met is unknown. While it’s unclear how they met, Paul apparently has some music-industry experience, as Drake credits the sports agent with convincing him to make “Best I Ever Had” his lead single off an early mixtape. The song went on to become Drake’s first top-ten single. Perhaps Paul can lend that expertise to — oh, I don’t know — a new Adele album???

2. Rich Paul and Adele’s relationship followed shortly after she finalized her divorce from Simon Konecki.

Adele And Rich Paul, Her New Boyfriend
Image: Adele and Rich Paul at Game five of the NBA finals. Credit: Elle

In March 2021, UK singer Adele finalised her divorce from ex-husband Simon Konecki, Los Angeles Court papers have shown. The Brit and Grammy-winner separated from the charity boss in April 2019.

They announced their separation in 2019, saying they were “committed to raising their son together lovingly”. The tables are turning for pop superstar Adele, who—despite keeping a low profile following her divorce from Simon Konecki, which was finalized in March 2021—appears to have found love stateside.

3. Adele and boyfriend Rich Paul are reportedly ‘Inseparable’ and ‘More Serious’

Adele And Rich Paul, Her New Boyfriend
Image: Adele and Rich Paul. Source: Instagram @Adele

Adele went Instagram official with her boyfriend Rich Paul over the weekend, and that move underscores just how serious their relationship has become in private, based on what a source close to Adele told E!.

“Adele is very much in love with Rich and their relationship has become more serious in the last few months,” the source said. “They have both met each other’s kids, but have been keeping it low-key around them. They both stay at each other’s places in L.A., and are pretty much inseparable.” Rich has three children from previous relationships, while Adele shares eight-year-old son Angelo with her ex-husband Simon Konecki.

The relationship has been really, really great for Adele, the source continued: “She feels really comfortable around him and is in a good headspace right now. She is all about having fun and being in good company and Rich definitely provides that.”

Adele has given sparse updates on her life over the last year on her Instagram. Her last in-depth post came last October when she hosted Saturday Night Live. She described herself as single then, writing:

“Had the best time on SNL! Thank you to the most wonderful cast, crew, writers, and producers. What a sublime bunch of people you are. Lorne thank you for believing in me! Lindsay my sister for life, Maya my comedy, and Mama hero! Plus the so up for it audiences at both the dress rehearsal and live show! I did it for the joy of it and I hope you got some from it too! Good luck with the election America I love you so much. Look after each other and go easy on yourselves. Happy Halloween! I’m going back to my cave now to be the (single) cat lady that I am! Peace out till next year ♥️”.

4. Adele and Rich Paul’s first public appearance was at Game five of the NBA finals.

Adele And Rich Paul, Her New Boyfriend
Image: Adele and Rich Paul at Game five of the NBA finals. Credit: Elle

On July 17, Adele and Paul were first seen together courtside at game five of the NBA Finals. After the game, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst appeared to confirm the two were dating on an episode of the sports podcast The Lowe Post, referring to Adele as Paul’s girlfriend. Since then, the pair have been spotted out together more and more frequently, including dining out in New York and Los Angeles and attending a 35th birthday party for LeBron James’s wife, Savanna James.

On July 24, Adele and sports agent Rich Paul were seen out on a date at NYC hotspot Cipriani; The Sun obtained photos. The PDA-filled photos seemed to confirm the romance, which was also confirmed by Page Six on July 20.

Only a few days before the Page Six post, they were seen together for the first time. On July 17, the British singer was spotted laughing and cheering alongside Paul at Game 5 of the NBA Finals, in which the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns.

Paul was apparently there alongside his client LeBron James to support friend Chris Paul, a player for the Suns. On a late-night podcast following the game’s conclusion, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst seemingly confirmed the relationship between Paul and the “Rolling in the Deep” singer.

“Rich Paul brings his girlfriend to the game to sit next to LeBron. His girlfriend is Adele,” Windhorst said. “This is the first time that they’ve come out in public together.”

Page Six confirmed the two were involved on Tuesday, July 20, with a source telling the outlet that Adele and Paul are “100 percent” dating.

Not much is known about the relationship nor its impetus, but it’s possible the two have been an item since as early as May 2021. In a profile of Paul for The New Yorker, interviewer Isaac Chotiner detailed the following exchange between the sports agent and Adam Mendelsohn, a friend, and adviser to both Paul and James.

“She was over yesterday,” Paul said.

Mendelsohn clarified whom he meant, dropping the name of a major pop star. “Doing what?” he asked.

“Hanging out,” Paul replied.

“Why are you hanging out?” Mendelsohn asked.

“Why not?” Paul replied.

I wasn’t entirely sure whether this exchange was for my benefit.

Paul said, “I’m not dating, I’m single. Put that in the story.” He laughed for the first time all day.

The “major pop star” in question is almost undoubtedly Adele, and it appears the two have made their relationship official in the months since the article’s release. And while Adele has, of course, received the majority of the press since the couple was spotted at Game 5, Paul has a storied career of his own. Here’s what we know about the agent’s background.

5. Rich Paul is one of the biggest agents in sports.

Adele And Rich Paul, Her New Boyfriend
Image: Rich Paul. Source: Instagram @richpaul

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, in the neighborhood of Glenville, 40-year-old Paul became a sports agent after meeting a teenaged James at the Akron-Canton Airport in 2002. Paul was wearing a Houston Oilers jersey that caught James’s eye, and the two of them stayed in touch, eventually becoming such close confidantes that Paul went to work at Creative Artists Agency, under James’s then-agent Leon Rose. Developing a strong business savvy, he was eventually able to strike out on his own.

Today, Paul has his own agency—Klutch Sports Group, which he started in 2012—and is one of the most well-known agents in sports. His clients include James, Philadelphia 76ers player Ben Simmons, Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis, and Golden State Warriors player Draymond Green, among a slew of others.

Windhorst—the podcaster and ESPN reporter who revealed Adele was Paul’s “girlfriend”—has written several books about James and has developed a close relationship with Paul as well. He told the New Yorker‘s Chotiner, “The burden that Rich faces are that people question his legitimacy. They want to delegitimize him because of his race, because of his lack of education, because he used to sell jerseys out of the trunk of his car. If that’s the best they can do, they have to do a lot better.”

6. Rich Paul is writing a memoir.

Adele And Rich Paul, Her New Boyfriend
Image: Rich Paul. Source: Instagram @richpaul

In March 2021, around the time Paul supposedly started “hanging out” with Adele, The Hollywood Reporter announced that the sports agent would release a memoir titled Lucky Me. The book is a coming-of-age story to be published by Roc Lit 101, the publishing division of Jay-Z’s entertainment company Roc Nation.

The memoir will apparently follow Paul’s upbringing in Cleveland, his relationship with his family, as well as his rise to the top of his field in sports.

Lucky Me is more than my story,” Paul revealed in a press statement. “Lucky Me is the story of every young Black man who grew up like me. I want to use my story to uplift and inspire those who lived this and educate those who didn’t. I cannot tell you what it means to partner with my friend and mentor Jay-Z on this project. Lucky Me was the name of the book before I even spoke with Jay because his music was my life’s soundtrack.”

7. Rich Paul has only been spotted in public with Adele once.

Adele And Rich Paul, Her New Boyfriend
Image: Rich Paul. Source: Instagram @richpaul

Adele has not posted any photos with the agent, who has three children but has never been married, to any of her social accounts, nor has Paul to his. The only images of the couple together were taken during the NBA Finals, though they certainly looked at ease court-side.

An eyewitness at the game told Entertainment Tonight, “They had their eyes on each other almost as much as they did on the game!”

8. Page Six confirmed Adele and Paul’s relationship shortly after Windhorst sparked the rumor.

Adele And Rich Paul, Her New Boyfriend
Image: Adele. Source: Instagram @Adele

It took just days for media outlets to confirm the news that Windhorst broke: Adele and Paul truly are a couple. Page Six was told by a source that “they are [definitely] dating,” on July 20. Details about what their relationship is like or how they met remain private at this point.

9. When news of Adele and Paul’s relationship broke, the two had actually been dating for a “few months.”

Adele And Rich Paul, Her New Boyfriend
Image: Adele. Source: Instagram @Adele

People got a little more insight on July 20 about Adele and Paul’s timeline. The outlet was told by a source that their relationship isn’t brand, brand new. A source said that they’ve actually been dating for “a few months.” Paul and Adele’s reps didn’t respond to the outlet’s request for comment, a hint that the two are likely to keep their relationship details as private as possible.

10. Adele is deliberately being more public with her and Paul’s romance.

E! spoke to a source close to Adele in early August about why the singer has been more willing to have her romance with Paul in the spotlight. The source called their relationship “bit of a whirlwind.”

That said, “she’s very happy and loves being with him.” Paul is “outgoing” and wants to “out and about,” which Adele has “embraced,” the outlet’s source said. “She’s not as concerned about being private with her life because she’s very happy with Rich.”

11. As of September 2021, Adele and Paul are becoming more serious.

People was told by a source on September 1 that Paul and Adele’s relationship isn’t just casual anymore. “They went to LeBron James’ party together,” a source told the outlet. “He often brings her around his friends. She seems to be getting along with everyone. They act like they are getting more serious.”

“She is having fun dating Rich,” the source added. “They spend a lot of time together. Adele seems very happy.”

12. On September 18, Adele posted a photo of herself with Paul on her Instagram page

Ever since Adele and LeBron James’s agent, Rich Paul, were spotted together this summer, rumors that the two are dating have circled the internet. Now, it looks like Adele has finally confirmed the relationship, posting a photo with Paul on Instagram, which, according to “Page Six,” is from NBA star Anthony Davis’s wedding in L.A. on his Saturday.

Adele slipped a picture of herself posing with Paul at a party into a slideshow of her beautiful strapless dress on Instagram. The two were at the wedding of LA Lakers star, Anthony Davis.

The photo booth image shows them smiling and happy and very much in couple mode.

13. Adele was once spotted with British rapper Skepta

Last year, Adele was connected to British rapper Skepta, though it appears that the relationship may have been platonic.

14. Adele and Harry Styles were once spotted on a boat cruise

That same year, Adele was spotted on a boat with Harry Styles, but again, that seems to have been more fanfiction fodder than confirmation of a relationship.