Adele's Inner Circle Reportedly Warning Her About Rich Paul

Reports and rumors indicate that many of the star singer's friends are skeptical of her relationship with the NBA agent.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares

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.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.