Loved-up Adele dishes on her relationship with Rich Paul and the biggest risk she's taken

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The Easy on Me singer got glammed up for a date night with boyfriend Rich Paul at the NBA season opener earlier this week. (PHOTO: Gallo Images / Getty Images)
The Easy on Me singer got glammed up for a date night with boyfriend Rich Paul at the NBA season opener earlier this week. (PHOTO: Gallo Images / Getty Images)

Adele, who recently released her highly anticipated new single Easy on Me, and her sports agent beau Rich Paul were spotted courtside at a basketball match at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles earlier this week. 

And it's giving us all the feels!

The Grammy-winner donned a brown leather suit look topped with a Louis Vuitton-monogrammed coat and matching heels as she watched the showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors. 

To complete the ultra-chic ensemble Adele (33) stepped out with a matching handbag while Rich (39) sported a velour zip-up jacket over a black turtleneck and trousers. 

"Adele was smiling throughout the night during her courtside date with Rich," an eyewitness says. 

"They looked so comfortable with one another and were so happy to be together."

It's been three months since the couple first took their romance public. In July they confirmed they were dating when they were seen sitting next to each other for Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks. 

The Rumour Has It singer recently shed light on her relationship with Rich. In her October cover interview with Vogue, Adele recalls meeting him at a party years ago. 

"He was dancing," she says. "All the other guys were just sitting around. He was just dancing away.

"I was a bit drunk. I said: 'Do you want to sign me? I'm an athlete now.'"

The couple hit it off shortly after.

"He's just so f--king funny," she says.

Adele started dating again after finalising her divorce from Simon Konecki in March. But she says she didn't feel a true connection with anyone until Rich "just incredibly arrived".

"I don't feel anxious or nervous or frazzled," she says. "It's quite the opposite. It's wild."

She didn't mean to go public with their relationship when they were spotted sitting courtside in July. "I just wanted to go to the game," she says. "I just love being around him. I just love it."

In the latest edition of the magazine’s popular 73 Questions feature, Adele also dishes on her dream duet partner, the biggest risk she’s ever taken and what she’d be doing if she wasn’t singing.

When asked who she’d most like to collaborate with, she revealed she'd work with American singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton in a heartbeat.

Her biggest risk? “Leaving my marriage.”

And if she wasn't dominating the music charts, music would still be a part of her life, she says. “I like to think I'd still be doing small little gigs in pubs and clubs on my guitar, even though I’m sure no one will come and see me."

However, she could also imagine herself working with kids. “I really wanted to be an English teacher before all this happened. So I’d like to think that I’d be doing that.”

For now, she hopes to reconnect with her legions of fans across the globe when she goes on the road to perform. “I’m ready to go," she says.

"Really, it’s up to Covid. So just keep on wearing your masks and don’t be spreading that Delta and who knows?”


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