Adele seems over the moon in her romance with Rich Paul! While the couple have been together for over two years, they’ve also sparked many more rumors that they’ve secretly gotten hitched. Throughout their relationship, there have been multiple occasions that fans thought that the two may have exchanged vows or taken their relationship to the next level!
Most recently, fans have been reading into comments that the “Easy On Me” singer has made during her Las Vegas residency shows, referring to Rich as her “husband” or herself as his “wife.” Adele reportedly confirmed that she married Rich at a friend’s comedy show in Los Angles in November. Still, neither have officially revealed if they’ve secretly tied the knot. HollywoodLife has compiled all the clues that the couple has left over the years here.
Adele Is Seen With a Diamond Ring in November 2021
Shortly after Adele and Rich went Instagram Official in September 2021, fans went into a frenzy, when the “Someone Like You” songwriter was seen with a band on her wedding finger in November of that year. Despite much speculation, she was later seen without the ring. At the time, a source close to the singer revealed to HollywoodLife exclusively that she believed he was her “soulmate.”
That December, Adele opened up about how she was open to the idea of getting married again in a SiriusXM interview. “I’m definitely open to marriage again. The feeling I had of being married was the safest feeling I’ve ever had in my life, and sadly it didn’t work out, but I miss being married,” she said.
Adele Wears Diamond Ring to 2022 BRIT Awards
Fans began speculating that Adele and Rich Paul had gotten engaged yet again, when she rocked a massive diamond ring on her finger for the BRIT Awards in February 2022. Before the ceremony, Adele had shared the announcement, saying that “Rich sends his love,” after some had speculated that they’d split up.
Adele Denies Marriage and Engagement Rumors in ‘Elle’ Interview
After the BRIT Awards, Adele and Rich’s romance hit a major milestone. They moved in together in May 2022. In a June interview, Rich also hinted that he was interested in more kids and being an “older dad.” That July, Adele revealed that she’d like more children in a radio interview.
After many months of speculation, Adele did briefly put the marriage rumors to rest in an Elle US cover story published in August 2022. “Well, I’m not married,” she told the outlet. “I’m just in loooove! I’m happy as I’ll ever be. I might as well be married.”
Adele Gushes About Rich Paul in June 2023 Concert
During one of the June concerts of her Las Vegas residency, Adele proclaimed her love for the sports agent in a sweet moment. A fan caught an adorable clip of her shouting out Rich from the stage. “I intend to be married for the rest of my life to my man,” she said.
The “Set Fire to the Rain” singer later opened up about possible baby plans during an August concert, when a fan asked to help narrow down baby names. “I really want to be a mom again soon, so every time I see a name I like, I write it down in my phone,” she said in the clip.
Adele Calls Rich Her ‘Husband’ in September 2023
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During one of her Las Vegas concerts, the 30 singer-songwriter once again sparked tons of secret marriage speculation when talking to the crowd. She responded to a fan asking to marry her, by calling Rich her “husband” in a clip that circulated on social media. “You can’t marry me. I’m straight, my love, and my husband’s here tonight,” she said. “I’m with Rich. You’re crazy, leave me alone.”
Adele Calls Herself Rich’s ‘Wife’
Just days after referring to Rich as her “husband,” Adele made a similar comment during a speech on Sunday, September 24. While speaking about American football, Adele explained that she was having trouble getting into football. “I’m not the greatest wife, really, when it comes to football, even though my partner absolutely loves it,” she said in a clip.
Rich Plays Coy
While promoting his memoir Lucky Me, Rich gave an interview on CBS Mornings. The anchors asked him about his relationship with Adele, and naturally, the marriage rumors came up and the fact that Adele has used the terms “husband” and “wife” on stage. While he said he normally doesn’t discuss his personal life, he did gush a bit about the singer. “She’s been great. I think she would agree that we’ve definitely helped each other. I’m in a good space. We’re in a good space. We’re superb,” he said.
Gayle King asked if she should refer to the “Someone Like You” singer as “Mrs. Paul” the next time she sees her, and Rich kept it cool. “You can say whatever you want,” he said.
Why Do They Call Each Other Husband and Wife?
After Adele sparked marriage speculation after calling Rich her “husband” and herself his “wife,” a source explained why they call each other that in a report from Us Weekly on October 5, 2023. They said that while they’re not married, they think that a wedding would be “just a ceremony,” but they do already act as if they’re married. “They [already] live and act as husband and wife,” they said.
The insider further explained that calling each other “husband” and “wife” isn’t a new occurrence in their relationship. They said Rich started referring to her as such only a couple months into their romance. “They aren’t married but they do call each other husband and wife and have been for a while now,” they said. “Adele loved the security [of it] and how much he adores her.”
Adele Reportedly Confirms She Married Rich
Adele reportedly shared the news that she married Rich at Alan Carr‘s comedy show in Los Angeles. Two audience members told DeuxMoi that Alan asked the crowd if anyone got married recently, and Adele shouted, “I did.” Hollywood Life reached out to reps for the couple but we haven’t heard back.