Adele and Rich Paul dating, relationship timeline: How the two became the NBA courtside “it” couple



Pop superstar Adele has returned to the music scene after releasing her first single in six years, ‘Easy on Me’, on Oct. 15. This isn’t the only reason she’s made headlines recently, though.

The 33-year-old multi-Grammy award winning artist began dating 39-year-old sports agent Rich Paul this year. Paul is the owner of “Klutch Sports” which signs various NBA and NFL clients. Paul famously signed with LeBron James back in 2003, and has expanded to clients such as John Wall, Trae Young, Anthony Davis and Ben Simmons, to name just a few. 

The timeline of their relationship is a bit spotty since the two aren’t very public about their relationship. With Adele’s new album coming out Sunday, Nov. 14, there’s a good chance some of the songs could be about Paul.

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When the couple made their first public appearance in July at the NBA Finals, they became one of the courtside ‘it’ couples instantly. Here’s what we know so far about their relationship.

Adele and Rich Paul relationship timeline

Early 2021

Adele shared with Vogue Magazine that the two had been friends for a while, but they didn’t start an actual relationship until early 2021. Neither of them have specified a date or event that started their relationship.

Apparently the two met years ago at a party, where Adele drunkingly asked Paul to “sign” her: “I was a bit drunk. I said ‘Do you want to sign me? I’m an athlete now.’”

March 2021

Adele’s divorce from Simon Konecki is finalized. The two share a nine-year-old son and they were married since 2016.

July 17, 2021

The couple made their first public appearance at Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Phoenix Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks. They sat courtside at the game. This appearance solidified the rumors of the two potentially dating.

Adele told Vogue Magazine that she didn’t intend for their relationship to become public at this game, but it was a thought that crossed Paul’s mind on the way to the game. “I didn’t mean to go public with it. I just wanted to go to the game. I just love being around him. I just love it,” she said. “He was like, ‘What are people going to say?’ And I was like, ‘That you signed me. As an athlete. You’re my agent.’ And he was like, ‘Okay, cool.’”

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August 2021

Fans began to notice that Paul followed Adele on Instagram. However, Adele notoriously doesn’t follow anyone on Instagram. Her following count did just go up to one after creating her “Adele Access” Instagram page.

August 28, 2021

The two were spotted leaving LeBron James’ wife Savannah’s birthday party, once again confirming their relationship.

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September 19, 2021

Adele went Instagram official with Paul by posting a picture of the two of them with the caption of a heart. Paul has yet to post any pictures of them on his Instagram feed.

October 19, 2021

The couple made their second courtside appearance on NBA opening night. They watched the Warriors vs. Lakers game, which included two of Paul’s biggest clients, LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

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Adele net worth

Adele’s net worth is $190 million. She launched her singing career in 2009 and currently has three albums with her fourth on the way. She resides in Beverly Hills, California.

Rich Paul net worth

Paul’s net worth is $100 million. He signed James in 2003, then launched his company “Klutch Sports” in 2012. He has over 20 NBA players currently signed.



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