Last month Adele referred to her longtime boyfriend, sports agent Rich Paul, as her “husband” during one of her Las Vegas residency shows while turning down a fan’s marriage proposal. The couple began dating in 2021 in what has been Adele’s first publicly confirmed relationship after her divorce that year from entrepreneur Simon Konecki, with whom she shares a 10-year-old son.
And while fans took Adele’s matrimony quip with a grain of salt, when Rich appeared on CBS Mornings on Monday (Oct. 9) and was asked by Gayle King to clarify the rumors, the low-key superagent politely said that he doesn’t really discuss his private affairs. But… if he was going to give anyone tea, it would be Oprah’s bestie.
“She’s been great, I think she would agree that we’ve definitely helped each other,” the father of three said. “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.” Again stressing that his personal life is “not for the media,” when King asked if she should refer to the Grammy-winning singer as “Mrs. Paul” the next time she sees her, Mr. Paul said, “you can say whatever you want.”
During the viral moment at her Vegas “Weekends With Adele” residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace a fan asked if they could marry her, to which Adele responded, “‘You can’t marry me, I’m straight my love… And my husband’s here tonight.”
Watch Rich Paul’s CBS Mornings interview below (Adele talk starts around 6:35 mark):
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