Adele wasn’t wearing that diamond ring this weekend & she looked glum about it

Some of us have been saying that the vibe is weird around Adele these days. She doesn’t seem happy, and it feels like she’s about to make yet another big life change. Over the past month, she canceled her Las Vegas show at the last minute, she was reportedly sobbing on the phone to Rich Paul constantly when she was in Vegas, she escaped Vegas to go back to LA, and then she turned up at the BRIT Awards wearing a huge pear-shaped diamond ring. After the BRITs, Adele stopped by Graham Norton’s show and she was still wearing the same diamond ring on her left-hand ring finger. Graham even asked her about it and Adele was basically like “as if I would ever tell anyone if I was or wasn’t” engaged. When Graham said “as a casual observer, it looks like you are!” Adele laughed and said “alright!” She also said she wants to have a baby next year.

So the vibe is that she wants everyone to think that she’s very serious about Rich Paul, that they’re likely engaged and she wants a baby next year. Crash-cut to the NBC All-Star game this past weekend and Adele and Rich were sitting courtside. She wasn’t wearing that pear-shaped diamond ring, replacing it with what looked like a simple diamond band on her left-hand ring finger. She looked somewhat glum. I honestly & truly believe that Rich has told her to cool it with the ring games and all of that. She has been way too melodramatic about it!

Meanwhile, Adele did reschedule her Vegas show – people will now be able to see her June through September.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Instar.

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  1. HufflepuffLizLemon says:

    I mean… is it supposed to be a wedding band? Did they sneak off and elope? Like… WHAT IS HAPPENING? I’m not a huge Adele follower but I am curious about what we’re missing because obviously something is going on here.

    • AlpineWitch says:

      I’m not a follower either and I am aware she has an absolutely beautiful voice (although many of her songs seem the same) but…. her public persona rubs me the wrong way.

      It’s clearly my gut feeling speaking here as many like her… but something has been off for years and I cannot pinpoint it on anything.

  2. Courtney says:

    She really looks miserable.. I hope she’s alright.

    • Green Desert says:

      I really don’t think you can make an assumption like this from a couple of photos.

      • AMA1977 says:

        She posed for the obviously-posed one and is still grimacing, so either she is miserable or she wants people to think she is. Also in that picture, she is very obviously making her left hand visible, which I would assume has something to do with the absence of the giant rock. And now I am concluding my overthinking about people I don’t know IRL.

  3. Zut Alors says:

    Could that ring just have been part of her look for the Brits award show and not an engagement as many supposed ?🤔

  4. The Hench says:

    Call me an old cynic but my read is that the Graham Norton thing was set up by Adele and her people. I know Norton can be irreverent but he’s not in the business of offending or upsetting his guests and wading so specifically into a conversation about that ring being an engagement ring means, to me, it must have been sanctioned. And, also, there’s just the fact that she was wearing a whacking, great diamond ring on her engagement finger to very public events on camera. If you don’t want to invite engagement speculation then that’s a daft thing to do.

    So I believe Adele was absolutely on board with appearing to be engaged. Whether Rich was too is a separate question and the general weirdness around this suggests he’s in a different place.

    ETA Norton is pre-recorded although it appears to be live so they would have cut that piece if Adele didn’t want it out there.

    • Kath says:

      Yes, Graham bringing up personal things and “gossip” rumors is very out of character for him. I wonder…

  5. Léna says:

    Oh wow, she really looks plastic in this video… She looks like a doll
    I hope she’s in a great place in her personal life, she seemed really excited about this relationship

  6. Ceej says:

    Even in the posed NBA photo she’s blatantly showing off her left hand so the band is in full view, while he’s just sitting.

    The ring game is an easy PR win though and a go-to for generating kinder headlines than the stuff about cancelling her shows so I’m not surprised her agency would push for it. Nor am I surprised that they wouldn’t even think about the fact that TWO people are affected by that pr move, not just Adele. If Rich was getting calls from family asking why they weren’t told etc etc he might not be as thrilled with it.

  7. Trish says:

    She does look miserable / but she looks good. It’s a little like Leatherface tho, cos it’s not her face. It’s someone else’s idk who, but whoever it is, they look good.

  8. JEM says:

    Maybe she’s pregnant and dealing with morning sickness? I definitely had that partial smile on my face for months when I was pregnant because I was always nauseous. (Although those new show dates don’t really line up with that theory).

  9. Maddie says:

    Adele did look miserable at the game… When she falls in love, she falls hard, doesn’t she?
    I know Rich Paul has dated Tobey Maquire’s ex-wife before, but has her ever been married? Does he have kids? Does he know SHE wants a kid next year?

    • Legalese says:

      Not sure if he’s been married but he already has three kids. Not all from the same woman I think. One of them lives in Cleveland and is pretty active on social media.

    • Maddie says:

      Ta! Now I really wonder if he even wants more kids…

  10. Lena says:

    If he and/or she doesn’t want speculation why wear a ring in left hand ring finger that looks like a wedding band? Or it actually could be her “engagement ring” turned around so the stone is hidden on her palm side.

  11. Marion says:

    Am I the only one to think she’s morphing into a Melania?? Maybe the hair or the lips… I don’t know!
    Anyway, I don’t know why all the drama, she seems to enjoy that but come on, ou’re way better than taht Adele.
    I’m a huge fan but all this drama…

  12. Rilincmom says:

    Exactly this…I spin my engagement ring around so that the stone is on the inside all the time and have for the last 20 years. That’s what it looks like here, to me. Now, I don’t do that for any reason whatsoever other than a fidgety habit but who knows with Adele. I will never understand why the stars think they have to be so stupidly secretive…people are just interested in you. BTW, if people aren’t interested in you, you won’t have your job making all that money for very long.

  13. Luna17 says:

    I’m getting weird vibes from this relationship. I think she falls hard and wants the ring and baby now and he isn’t quite there and it’s causing issues.

  14. Green Desert says:

    Wow. The comments on the Adele posts lately have been bonkers. Substance abuse? RP doesn’t feel as strongly about her as she does about him? Weird comments about her appearance?

    The “rumors” about her originated in a British rag. The same type of publications who have a problem (cough) with Duchess Meghan. These same people will have a problem with Rich Paul, again, a man who is super successful and powerful in his industry and who we know almost nothing about. The Sun sent up dog whistles like a Bat Signal and so many people fell for it. Am I the only one seeing this?

    I think we can apply this (unrelated but you can make some connections) analysis to the Adele situation: People have (sometimes deeply buried) preconceived notions about black men. Adele starts dating a black man. Adele makes a huge professional error in canceling her Vegas residency at the last minute. Adele is cheeky and prickly (understandably, because she has shown she understands racism more than some other white celebs) with the media. Adele continues to look fabulous with her weight loss and also wears a ton of makeup (as she always has). Adele isn’t smiling in a photo. OMG what terrible influence is this relationship having on her and what is wrong with Adele and OMG I hope she’s “ok”?!?!?! Come on.

    • Legalese says:

      I’m not sure it’s that deep. There were the same rumors about her relationship with Konecki. It’s just your run of the mill celebrity gossip. What IS weird though is the way she has responded to it. In the past she’s generally just ignored the rumors and tried to live a very private life. But in this case she seems very desperate to put them to rest. And the engagement thing is SO out of character. To this day no one even knows when exactly her and Konecki were married, it was kept that hush-hush. And her separation was kept quiet for like half a year. It’s just very odd that she is suddenly willing for her personal life to be this public. I also can’t help but feel like getting engaged to someone she’s been dating for like 8 months is not the best decision for her son. I think all of this weirdness is what people are picking up on.

    • tw says:

      IDK, she has an admitted history of alcohol abuse and she is behaving erratically.

  15. lucy2 says:

    I don’t know, it seems like people are looking for there to be some big secret problem. Maybe it’s as simple as her show had tech problems, she still feels lousy about having to cancel, and she’s tired and not in a great mood 24/7?