Adele Opens Up About Rich Paul Romance, Admits She's 'Beyond' Madly In Love

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Adele is getting candid about her romance with sports agent Rich Paul.

In an interview for the September cover story of Elle Magazine, the 34-year-old British singer admits she's "beyond" madly in love with the Klutch Sports Group founder, 40.

She and Paul, who has been representing NBA superstar LeBron James for a decade, fell in love in 2021 and debuted their relationship courtside at an NBA Finals game in July that year. They're now renovating a new home where they plan to live with their blended family, which includes his three children and her 9-year-old son, Angelo, with ex-husband Simon Konecki.

'Never Been In Love Like This'

"I've never been in love like this," Adele says in her interview. "I'm obsessed with him." She explains that she feels secure with Paul and less anxious about living life in the public eye.

While planning a trip to an Italian island recently, she expressed her reservations because of the paparazzi presence there. "He was like, 'You would let that stop you from going to the place that you most want to go on vacation?'" she says. "He's like, 'For one photograph, what's the worst that can happen?'"

They're Not Engaged, Though

The "Easy on Me" artist, whose divorce from Konecki was finalized in March 2021 after two years of marriage and eight years together, isn't afraid of getting hitched again.

"Yes, absolutely," she replies when asked whether she'd marry again. However, she denies that she and Paul are engaged, saying, "I'm just in loooove! I'm happy as I'll ever be. I might as well be married."

The Huge Ring

Despite wearing a huge rock that could definitely pass for an engagement ring, Adele insists they haven't gone that far yet. "I'm not engaged. I just love high-end jewelry, boy!" she jokes.

Rumors of an impending marriage have been going on since she wore a massive ring at the 2022 Brit Awards in February. She was still wearing it days later when she stopped by The Graham Norton Show.

Norton asked her what the ring meant, and she only replied, "As if I would ever tell anyone if I was or wasn't. It's lovely, though, isn't it?"

'I Definitely Want More Kids'

There's one thing about her future plans with Paul that she's confirming, though. "I definitely want more kids," she tells Elle. "I'm a homemaker, and I'm a matriarch, and a stable life helps me with my music."