Adele and Rich Paul’s recent courtside appearance at a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game has ignited speculation that the couple may have secretly tied the knot. The pair, who have been dating since 2021, sat front and center at the Crypto.com Arena, with fans noticing a gold band with diamonds on Adele’s finger, prompting marriage rumors.
During the game, Adele, 35, sported a cozy-chic look in a chunky white sweater and olive-green cargo pants, complemented by an array of gold jewelry. Paul, 41, dressed in a black jacket, gray trousers, and a coordinating baseball cap, sat beside her as they enjoyed the Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks match.
Rumors about the couple’s potential secret wedding surfaced earlier in the month. Gossip blogger DeuxMoi claimed that Adele revealed the news at Alan Carr’s comedy show in Los Angeles, where she allegedly responded affirmatively when asked if anyone had recently gotten married. However, neither Adele nor Paul has officially confirmed or denied the rumors.
The speculation intensified as the couple has been using terms like “husband” and “wife” to refer to each other publicly, though without providing official confirmation of a wedding or engagement. Adele often discusses their relationship, including special nicknames, during her “Weekends With Adele” residency in Las Vegas.
While Adele humorously rejected a fan’s proposal at a September event, stating, “You can’t marry me. I’m straight, my love, and my husband’s here tonight,” a source later informed Us Weekly that the couple isn’t officially married. The insider noted that although they use such terms, marriage is currently seen more as a ceremony since they already live and act as a committed couple.
Rich Paul, a sports agent, addressed his relationship with Adele during an October interview with Gayle King on CBS Mornings. While maintaining privacy, he expressed happiness in their relationship, emphasizing how they have been supportive of each other.
Adele was previously married to Simon Konecki, and the couple shares a 10-year-old son named Angelo. They separated in 2021. In contrast, Rich Paul has not been previously married but has three older children from a previous relationship.