Meet Rich Paul: Adele’s Husband and Renowned NBA Agent Representing LeBron James

Adele first went public with her relationship with Rich Paul in July 2021 when they were seated courtside together at an NBA game.

A year later the British singer sparked rumours that she had got engaged to the sports agent after wearing a huge diamond ring to the 2022 BRIT Awards. 

But now Adele has confirmed her wedding to Rich after referring to the sports agent as her ‘husband’.¬†

Adele, who was¬†rumoured to have tied the knot last year¬†with her boyfriend,¬†is said to have confirmed the union at her best friend Alan Carr’s comedy show in Los Angeles, with two audience members confirming the news to¬†Deuxmoi.

An onlooker explained: ‘I was at Alan Carr’s comedy show in LA tonight and Adele was in the audience. Alan asked the crowd if anyone got married recently and Adele shouted “I did”.’¬†

But who is the world-renowned NBA agent who represents the likes of LeBron James?

Married: Adele has confirmed her wedding to boyfriend Rich Paul after referring to the sports agent as her 'husband', but who is the world-renowned NBA agent? (pictured in February)

Married: Adele has confirmed her wedding to boyfriend Rich Paul after referring to the sports agent as her ‘husband’, but who is the¬†world-renowned NBA agent? (pictured in February)

What is Rich Paul’s career?

Rich is a superstar sports agent whose client list includes basketball players LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Ben Simmons.

He is from Cleveland and started his career by selling retro sports jerseys out of the back of his car.

In 2002 he met LeBron, who was apparently impressed by a Warren Moon top Paul had on at the time, and the pair grew close.

LeBron later welcomed Rich into his inner circle and eventually started working together.  

Rich worked with LeBron’s agent’s company Creative Artist Agency for 10 years, before founding his own agency, Klutch Sports Group in¬†2022.

Career: Rich is a superstar sports agent whose client list includes basketball players LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Ben Simmons (pictured with LeBron in February)

Career: Rich is a superstar sports agent whose client list includes basketball players LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Ben Simmons (pictured with LeBron in February)

What is his net worth? 

Rich is said to be worth over $100million (£80million) from his years as a sports agent. 

He’s apparently brokered over $1billion (¬£801million) worth of contract deals between his clients and their teams.

Meanwhile Adele’s net worth as of February 2023 is $220 million (¬£176million)

Net Worth: Rich is said to be worth over $100million (£80million) from his years as a sports agent (pictured last month)

Net Worth: Rich is said to be worth over $100million (£80million) from his years as a sports agent (pictured last month)

Parenting

Rich keeps his personal life private but he has three children, Reonna, Richie and Zane.

Adele split from her ex-husband Simon Konecki in 2018, with their divorce finalised in 2021.

Adele and Simon welcomed son Angelo during their three-year marriage in 2012. 

Rich previously opened up about the possibility of having more children in the future. 

He told E! in 2022: ‘As a young dad, growing a business, it was pretty tough. But now looking as an older dad and my kids being much older, and obviously, if I was to have more kids… I‚Äôm looking forward to being a different dad, a more patient dad.’

Adele told BBC Radio 4 the same year: ‘I would definitely love a couple more kids.’¬†

She later revealed on the Graham Norton Show that her cancelled her Caesars Palace Las Vegas residency¬†would ‘absolutely 100 per cent happening this year.’

She explained: ‘It has to happen this year because I’ve got plans for next year. Imagine if I have to cancel because I am having a baby!’

Private: Rich keeps his personal life private but he has three children, Reonna, Richie and Zane.

Private: Rich keeps his personal life private but he has three children, Reonna, Richie and Zane.

Ex: Adele split from her ex-husband Simon Konecki in 2018, with their divorce finalised in 2021. They share son Angelo, 10, together who was born in 2012 (pictured together in 2013)

Ex: Adele split from her ex-husband Simon Konecki in 2018, with their divorce finalised in 2021. They share son Angelo, 10, together who was born in 2012 (pictured together in 2013)

More kids? Rich has opened up about the possibility of having more children in the future, while Adele said: 'I would definitely love a couple more kids' (pictured in April)

More kids? Rich has opened up about the possibility of having more children in the future, while Adele said: ‘I would definitely love a couple more kids’ (pictured in April)

How Adele met Rich? 

READ MORE:¬†Adele’s ‘engagement ring’ from Rich Paul is worth over half a million pounds’¬†

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The couple were in fact friends before they started dating around summer 2021.  

She revealed they first met at a mutual friend‚Äôs birthday party ‚Äď on the dance floor in classic romance fashion.

They became friends before things turned romantic, with the singer telling Vogue: ‘He was always there, I just didn’t see him.’

The first photos of the couple together were taken during the NBA Finals, though they certainly looked at ease court-side.

The pair have since sparked speculation that they are married after Adele called Rich her husband during her Las Vegas concert in September.

A woman in the audience screamed out ‘Will you marry me,’ to the Rumour Has It singer during the show, as seen in a TikTok clip.¬†

‘You can’t marry me. I’m straight, my love, and my husband’s here tonight,’ Adele replied.

The fan responded, ‘Can you try?’ and Adele clapped back, ‘No, I don’t want to try. I’m with Rich. You’re crazy, leave me alone.

Romance: The couple were in fact friends before they started dating around summer 2021. They were first photographed as a couple during an NBA Finals in 2022

Romance: The couple were in fact friends before they started dating around summer 2021. They were first photographed as a couple during an NBA Finals in 2022

'My husband's here tonight': The pair have since sparked speculation that they are married after Adele called Rich her husband (Adele pictured in 2022)

‘My husband’s here tonight’: The pair have since sparked speculation that they are married after Adele called Rich her husband (Adele pictured in 2022)

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