Adele Sets Fire to Rich Paul Marriage Rumors With Concert Shoutout

Adele raised eyebrows on Sept. 16 after referring to longtime love Rich Paul as her "husband' during her Las Vegas performance.

By Jess Cohen Sep 18, 2023 6:41 PMTags
Watch: Is Adele MARRIED? She Calls Rich Paul "My Husband"

Is it time to say hello to the newlyweds? 

Adele herself seemingly hinted at an update to her relationship status over the weekend, referring to Rich Paul as her "husband" during her Sept. 16 performance in Las Vegas.

In footage posted to social media, the 16-time Grammy winner playfully reacted to a marriage proposal from a fan in the crowd. "You can't marry me, I'm straight, my love," Adele told the concertgoer. "And my husband's here tonight."

E! News has reached out to reps for Adele and Rich about the marriage speculation and has not heard back.

Last year, the superstar singer sparked engagement rumors while walking the red carpet at the 2022 Brit Awards with a stunning diamond ring. However, the "Easy On Me" artist and the sports agent—who went public with their romance in 2021—never confirmed the speculation.

And although the duo keeps much of their relationship private, Adele has shared a few details about their love life over the years.

"I met him at a birthday party, we were on the dance floor," she told Oprah Winfrey during CBS' Adele One Night Only special in Nov. 2022. "And then we met a couple years later. 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. Without friends and I think that was a natural way that people would meet each other in real life."

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As for what sets Rich apart, Adele explained it's his ability to make her laugh. "He's just hilarious. He's so funny," she shared. "Very, very smart. It's quite incredible watching him do what he does and just the easiness of it and very smooth."

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Prior to her relationship with Rich, Adele was married to Simon Konecki. The couple, who split in 2019 after about two years of marriage, are parents to 10-year-old son Angelo. And the "Someone Like You" singer has expressed how her son played a part in her decision to get divorced. 

"I was just going through the motions and I wasn't happy," she told Vogue during an intimate 2021 interview about the time before the breakup. "Neither of us did anything wrong. Neither of us hurt each other or anything like that. It was just: I want my son to see me really love, and be loved. It's really important to me."

Ever since then, she explained, "I've been on my journey to find my true happiness."

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