On Sunday 15 October, the Grammy winner took to Instagram to show off some photos from her Las Vegas residency. However, each photo in the carousel featured the singer wearing a large diamond ring - specifically on her ring finger.
“Weekend 31,” she captioned the social media post, in which she wore a Swarovski crystal-studded black velvet Cong Tri gown and accessorised with a massive emerald-cut sparkler and a pavé band.
One of the photos also showed Adele holding up a copy of Paul’s recently released memoir, titled Lucky Me. The photo expertly showcased the ring, while the bottom half of the singer’s face was covered.
This is the second time that a diamond ring worn by Adele has sparked engagement rumours. She was previously seen wearing a ring during the 2022 Brit Awards, leading people to believe she was engaged to her boyfriend of two years.
After the awards show, Adele appeared on The Graham Norton Show where she was asked if reports of an engagemeent were true at all. “If I was, would I ever tell anyone if I was or wasn’t?” she responded at the time.
On 16 September, the “Hello” singer referred to herself as Paul’s wife during a performance at her Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace. While answering questions from guests in the audience, one female fan asked Adele to marry her.
Adele went on to politely decline the marriage request, saying: “You can’t marry me, I’m straight, my love. My husband’s here tonight, he’s here.”
When the fan once again asked if they “can try” to get married, Adele continued to reject the offer. “Oh, no I don’t want to try,” she said. “I’m with Rich, you’re crazy. Leave me alone.”
Days later, Adele once again fuelled rumours that she and Paul are married when she explained at a Las Vegas show that she was trying to understand sports better, for the sake of her current partner and sports agent. Adele joked that she’s "not the greatest wife" to Paul, as it’s taken some work for her to get into American football given its lack of presence in the UK.
As for Paul, he recently opened up about how he and Adele have “helped each other” throughout their relationship, which began in 2021. “She’s been great, I think she would agree that we definitely helped each other,” Paul said during an appearance on CBS Mornings on 9 October. “I’m in a good space, we’re in a good space. Happy. She’s superb. She’s been great for me. We’ve been great for each other.”
While speaking to Gayle King, Paul was also asked about the rumours that he and Adele are now married, but the sports agent played coy with his response.
“You can say whatever you want,” he said, before explaining he’s not the “type of person to put [his] personal life” out in the open. “It’s not for the media,” he added.