Friends close to Adele are reportedly concerned about her relationship with Rich Paul. For those of you who don't know, the pop star and successful sports agent started dating sometime in 2021, at least in the public eye. After rumors swirled for a couple of months, people spotted them courtside at an NBA game, an organization with which Paul works often as he represents stars like Lebron James. However, rumors and reports indicate that the singer's friends believe Paul isn't invested for the right reasons. Rather, they allegedly believe he's only with her to boost his own profile in Hollywood and pop culture.
"Rich is a very charming, influential guy," one insider reportedly stated. "But the worry is he’s using Adele to boost his Hollywood profile and it’ll all end in tears once he’s gotten bored with her." Another allegedly claimed that no one knew about him before this relationship. "Before they went public, hardly anyone had heard of the guy. Now he’s front and center at all the big events, soaking up the limelight and encouraging her to get out there and party alongside him."
Adele's Friends Allegedly Warning Her About Rich Paul
Of course, many on social media pointed out that to call Rich Paul a nobody is disingenuous and frankly ridiculous. After all, he represents some of the biggest league players and is likely well-known among the industry as a behind-the-scenes leader. Also, is this really how people will react when a celebrity doesn't date another celebrity? Regardless, they went through some reportedly rough patches, but things overall have gone great for them in the public eye.
In fact, their relationship also fell prey to engagement rumors, which quickly swirled online after some hints. First, people saw a big piece of jewelry on Adele's ring finger during the 2022 BRIT Awards. Later, she addressed the rumors after she was asked about it on The Graham Norton Show. "“If I was, would I ever tell anyone if I was or wasn’t?" she replied. While she refrained from going into detail, hopefully those details can stay between themselves without too much outside influence. Still, stick around on HNHH for the latest news and updates on Rich Paul and Adele.