Adele makes her first public appearance in five years at the Brit Awards 2022, just days after she unexpectedly canceled her Las Vegas residency. Three prestigious honors were presented to the global R&B diva, including Song of the Year for ‘Easy On Me,’ from her current album ’30.’ The Best Album and Best Artist prizes went to the British crooner. She was the first woman to win the latter’s genderless prize.
While Adele was busy collecting prizes, the Internet took notice of the large diamond she was wearing, causing engagement rumors to spread quickly. Adele is dating Rich Paul, a sports agent who is most known for being the manager of NBA sensation LeBron James. Anthony Davis, Eric Bledsoe, John Wall, Ben Simmons, Draymond Green, Jusuf Nurki, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Lonzo Ball, Trae Young, OG Anunoby, and Tyrese Maxey are among the NBA players he represents. Surprisingly, Adele’s engagement to Paul comes amid rumors of their separation.
Adele, who went official with Rich Paul on Instagram in September 2021, had a stunning ring that soon caught the attention of social media fans. In a Lorraine Schwartz pear-shaped diamond, the 33-year-old Academy Award-winning tenor looked stunning. She paired the ring with a pair of gleaming diamond earrings.
Adele wore a special Giorgio Armani Privé gown to the occasion, which she looked amazing in. The singer-enormous songwriter’s sparkler may have produced a lot of excitement, but her rep has yet to comment on the engagement rumors.
Adele and Rich Paul initially ignited dating rumors in July 2021 after they were pictured together at the courtside of a basketball tournament. They first met at a party a few years ago. After ESPN’s Brian Windhorst referred to Adele as Paul’s “girlfriend” in his podcast, the dating rumors began.
“There’s trouble in paradise. That’s why she can’t perform.”
In September 2021, she joined Paul at NBA player Anthony Davis and Marlen P’s wedding in Los Angeles. She also made the relationship official with an Instagram post.
She told Vogue in October 2021 how she met Rich Paul, adding, “Rich just incredibly arrived. I don’t feel anxious or nervous or frazzled. It’s quite the opposite. It’s wild.” She revealed in the interview that she first met Paul at a party while “a bit drunk” joking, “Do you want to sign me? I’m an athlete now.”
They were seen on a date night in November 2021. Their breakup rumors quickly went viral on the internet. The cancellation of the singer’s Las Vegas residency was due to her obvious diva attitude and strange demands, according to a few sources.
The singer later said that she had canceled her concert owing to persistent conflicts with her partner Rich Paul. According to a source close to the situation, “There’s trouble in paradise. That’s why she can’t perform.” She responded by tweeting while teasing her performance at the BRIT Awards, effectively shutting down the gossipmongers.
“Hiya, so I’m really happy to say that I am performing at the Brits next week!! Anddddd I’ll also be popping in to see Graham for a chat on the couch while I’m in town too! I’m looking forward to it!” she wrote before adding, “Oh, and Rich sends his love.”