One of the most unexpected celebrity couples of the year now appears to be Instagram official.
Grammy-winning singer Adele posted a series of pictures to her Instagram account this weekend, including a selfie with Klutch Sports agent Rich Paul, her rumored boyfriend. The two had attended the wedding of Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis, who is one of Paul’s clients.
The couple definitely seemed to have a lot of fun at the wedding, especially Adele, who was getting down to some Latin beats on the dance floor.
Rumors first started swirling when Adele attended an NBA Finals game in Phoenix over the summer sitting courtside with Paul and LeBron James. Now the two have taken another important step in their relationship by apparently going official with it on social media.
If you saw Adele at Game 5 of the NBA Finals and were a bit confused as to why, now we seem to know.
The British singer was spotted sitting courtside with LeBron James and James’ agent, Rich Paul, at Saturday night’s game.
In a postgame edition of ESPN’s “The Lowe Post” podcast, Brian Windhorst casually dropped that Adele and Paul are dating, and the game was their first public appearance together.
That reveal certainly caught everyone by surprise. There had been no rumors or information linking the two, and even those who saw them at the game probably wouldn’t have immediately thought the two were a couple. Windhorst would probably know, though: he’s been covering James since he was a high school star at St. Vincent-St. Mary and has longstanding ties to Paul and the rest of LeBron’s inner circle.
Paul is an NBA superagent whose client list also includes Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, John Wall, and Ben Simmons, among others. He’s started to expand his reach beyond the NBA as well.
Adele, a 15-time Grammy winner, filed for divorce from husband Simon Konecki in 2019.
The NFL is already canvassing potential performers for the Super Bowl LI halftime show, and we can already name one singer who will not be there.
Amid reports that the NFL was in hot pursuit of her for the halftime show, Adele told the crowd at her show in Los Angeles on Saturday night that it wasn’t happening.
“First of all, I’m not doing the Super Bowl,” Adele said, via Alex Stedman of Variety. “I mean, come on, that show is not about music. And I don’t really — I can’t dance or anything like that. They were very kind, they did ask me, but I said no.”
At first glance, Adele isn’t really an obvious pick for a Super Bowl audience, but she’s extremely popular and wouldn’t cause any controversy, much like last year’s main act. The NFL’s search, unfortunately for them, will have to go on.