Adele Adkins is an English singer and songwriter who has been active for over a decade with sales of over 120 million records across her discography. She is also one of the current best-selling music artists in the world.
She signed a record deal with XL Recordings after graduating from BRIT school in 2006. She then released her debut album two years later, and it has been a successful ride in the industry with numerous accolades and awards.
The recent years have been eventful for the English singer/songwriter, from producing her upcoming album to filing for a divorce. She went through a lot of which some of it was open to the public.
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However, one positive update amid these events is her new relationship with Rich Paul, a sports agent to famous basketball players. The new association became public early this year.
Some sources revealed that it is a mutual relationship that is quite different from her previous ones. Keep scrolling to read more details on how she met Paul and why she divorced her ex-husband.
Rich Paul Could Be The Right Partner
On different occasions, people close to the singer have expressed their thoughts on the new relationship. They claim that Adele has been into a series of relationships, but this one seems different.
In an interview with HollywoodLife, a source close to the singer said that the connection between her and Paul feels so right that her soul mate card will always fall on Paul. The pair have a deep connection despite the short time together.
In the interview, the source further explained that Adele is having a splendid time with her new boyfriend because their sense of humor clicked so well, and they respect each other’s work standards. They reportedly spend enough time with each other and also know when to give space to avoid being too clingy or overbearing to the other party.
The pair are even planning to spend the holidays together, with Adele’s child. Adele is looking forward to making more memories with Paul during the holidays, even though it is not a honeymoon phase. For them, it is just two people who are lucky to have the same energy, coming together to spend quality time.
How Did They Meet?
Adele had known Paul as an agent to famous sports celebrities like Lebron James, a Los Angeles Lakers basketball player. Over the years, there was no substantial connection between the pair.
The singer has always been ‘there,’ but she didn’t notice him. During one of their conversations, she jokingly asked him to sign her as his new athlete while she was drunk. According to her, he was a funny guy who enjoyed dancing.
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The pair came together just before Adele lost her father, and ever since then, it has been a different experience. Per reports, she is not feeling anxious about the relationship and is quite conscious of what she wants.
The last thing she would want is to have someone who cannot take charge of themselves beside her. Knowing what she wants does not give space for anxiety of any form.
Her Relationship With Her Ex-Husband
One of Adele’s recently dealt with issues was the divorce case between her and her ex-husband, Simon Konecki. She started dating Konecki in 2011, and they had a child together named Angelo James a year after.
For Adele, giving birth to Angelo revived her sense of purpose; it was then she felt like she was truly living. In 2017, people noticed that the singer and Simon were putting on a matching set of rings, and speculations arose.
Adele confirmed the marriage status in a speech during the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, where she referred to Simon as her husband. She revealed that they were officially married in 2018, and she became a sit-at-home mother.
In September 2019, Adele filed for divorce from Simon in the United States, and the divorce was finalized in March 2021. Later that year, she kicked off her romance with Paul.
Why Adele Divorced Simon
Adele is a world-recognized artist and has a lot of fans that follow up her lifestyle both online and offline. It came as a surprise when the news broke out that she ended her marriage in 2019.
Recently, she opened up about her reason for the split when it happened. She said that she didn’t feel right in the marriage anymore. She told the British Vogue magazine that the press has a misconception of her marital status.
She got married to Simon when she was 30, but at some point, she wasn’t feeling good about staying in it.
Adele decided because she didn’t want to end up miserable, she needed to put herself first if she didn’t want to end up worse.