Adele Sparks Speculation She’s Married to Rich Paul After Calling Him Her ‘Husband’ During Concert

Adele sparked speculation that she married her boyfriend, Rich Paul, after she referred to him as her “husband” during a September 2023 show. So, did the couple make things official and tie the knot?

Are Adele and Rich Paul Married?

The “Hello” singer answered questions from fans during her Weekends with Adele residency show in Las Vegas on September 16. At one point during the night, a fan asked Adele if she would marry her.

"You can't marry me, I'm straight, my love,” Adele responded, according to a video posted via TikTok. “And my husband's here tonight. He's here."

The comment is not the first time that Adele implied that she and Rich are married. In September 2022, eagle-eyes fans spotted what appeared to be an album on her table with the title, "The Pauls,” in a video she posted via Instagram celebrating her Emmy Awards win.

Adele continued to fuel speculation that they tied the knot when called herself Rich’s “wife” during her show on September 23.

While discussing sports with the audience, Adele jokingly said she’s "not the greatest wife" to the sports agent because it’s taken her a while to become interested in football.

"I have spent a lot of my time trying to understand and also enjoy American football, 'cause I love sports. I actually love watching sports," she explained, noting that the sport isn’t as popular in her native England. "I just don't understand the game, and it's so annoying because I'm actually quite a clever person. Why does the whistle always get blown? Why is it four yards? Why are there inches? Why does it stop when it gets f–king exciting?"

On October 15, Adele hinted at the possible marriage with a photo of herself holding Rich’s memoir, Lucky Me, with a big diamond ring on her finger.

Adele reportedly once again hinted that she and Rich had tied the knot during best friend Alan Carr's comedy show in Los Angeles in November 2023. Two alleged guests at the show wrote to celebrity blogger DeuxMoi and revealed that when Alan asked if anyone in the audience had recently gotten married, Adele responded, “I did.”

Despite dropping major hints that they tied the knot, neither Adele nor Rich have publicly confirmed the title of their relationship.

What Has Rich Paul Said About the Marriage Speculation?

Rich opened up about his and Adele’s relationship while appearing on the October 10 episode of CBS Mornings.

“We’re in a good space. Happy,” the Klutch Sports Group CEO shared. “She’s superb.”

He added that they have “been great for each other,” though explained he wouldn’t go into specifics about their romance because he’s “not the type of person” to openly discuss his personal life. “It’s not for the media. It’s not for paparazzi. It’s for us,” Rich added.

Host Gayle King subtly addressed the marriage rumors by asking, “When I see her, should I say ‘Hi, Mrs. Paul?’” However, Rich playfully avoided the question by responding, “You can say whatever you want.”

When Did Adele and Rich Paul Start Dating?

Adele and the sports agent first sparked romance rumors in July 2021 when they were spotted sitting courtside at the NBA Finals game in Phoenix.

“The chemistry between them is insane!” a source exclusively told Life & Style about the couple at the time. The insider also noted that Adele “likes” that Rich “understands the pressure that comes with her job because he’s a top agent and reps some of the top basketball players.”

The source shared, “It’s an added bonus that she’s a huge fan of the sport! She gets the best seats in the house at games.”

Do Adele and Rich Paul Want to Have Kids Together?

The “Rolling in the Deep” singer is the proud mother to son Angelo, whom she welcomed in 2012 with her ex-husband, Simon Konecki.

During her Las Vegas residency show on August 26, Adele told the crowd that she’s “ready to be a mom again soon.”

Adele Sparks Speculation She's Married to Rich Paul After Calling Him Her 'Husband' During Concert
Adele Sparks Speculation She's Married to Rich Paul After Calling Him Her 'Husband' During Concert

The London native revealed she wants more kids and even told the audience that she’s been working on a list of baby names. “I’ve actually been writing lists,” she announced. “So every time I see a name that I like, I write it down in my phone.”

While Rich – who has three children from a previous relationship – hasn’t openly shared if he wants to have children with Adele, the “Rumour Has It” singer told her audience that Rich likes the name Parker if they have a son.

Babies are clearly on Adele’s mind, as the concert was not the first time she expressed her desire to have more children. “I definitely would like a couple more kids,” she said while appearing on a July 2022 episode of BBC’s “Desert Island Discs” podcast. ”It would be wonderful if we can. If not, I’ve got Angelo. I just want to be happy.”