Adele and boyfriend Rich Paul may have taken their relationship to the next level as their latest social media post suggested they bought their first home together.
The “Easy On Me” singer, who began dating Paul last year after her divorce from Simon Konecki was finalized, appeared to confirm that she and her boyfriend moved into a California home together with the snaps she shared via from Instagram this week.
But who exactly is Paul and how rich is he?
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, the 40-year-old sports agent comes from humble beginnings.
He was selling rare sports jerseys out of the back of his car when he met NBA superstar LeBron James at an airport in 2002. Impressed with his collection, James later hired him to buy several jerseys for him, according to a profile of Paul from The Joe Drape of the New York Times.
Paul’s connection with James led to his success. After becoming part of the athlete’s “inner circle”, Paul found work with sports agent Leon Rose.
Today, Paul is the CEO of Los Angeles-based sports agency Klutch Sports Group, which manages more than 20 NBA players, including James. Paul was the third most financially successful NBA agent in 2020 and has generated close to $1 billion in deals, according to Celebrity Net Worth (CNW).
In 2019, Klutch Sports Group expanded and began representing NFL players, signing defensive end Chase Young the following year.
As of 2022, Paul’s net worth is estimated to be around $120 million, CNW reported.
But while his net worth is impressive, Paul’s girlfriend is even richer.
Adele is worth $220 million as of 2022, according to Celebrity Net Worth. She earned more than $430 million between 2009 and 2019, mostly through record and concert sales.
Paul and the British singer-songwriter became Instagram official after attending NBA player Anthony Davis’ wedding in September 2021.
Adele told Rolling Stone that she met Paul on the dance floor at a mutual friend’s birthday party years ago and that they reconnected in the spring of last year, when their father, Mark Evans, died.
The singer told Oprah Winfrey during her CBS “One Night Only” interview that her relationship with Paul is the first time she has been open to being loved. Adele, who described Paul as “funny” and “very smart,” also said that timing played a big role in her current relationship.
“It’s just the timing. But it would be interesting to see how my reaction is in general to anything that hurts me now that I feel so confident in myself, and I’m also talking outside of romance,” she shared.
On Thursday, Adele posted on Instagram a photo of her and Paul posing on the lawn of a mansion, with the singer waving at the camera as her boyfriend holds up a set of keys.
The 21,000-square-foot Beverly Hills home was purchased for $58 million and was previously owned by Sylvester Stallone, The Independent reported.