Rich Paul dodges questions about Adele after she called him her ‘husband’

Adele and Rich Paul started dating in the spring of 2021, from what we can tell. Rich is Adele’s first serious relationship since her first marriage went belly up, although Adele is super-private nowadays and we have no idea what any of the timelines really are for her divorce or this relationship with Rich. Adele was fully prepared to take this relationship from 0 to 60 immediately. Remember when she turned up at the BRIT Awards wearing a huge diamond ring on her left hand? Then she suggested to Graham Norton that she was engaged? That was February 2022. My theory/belief was that Rich told Adele to cool it with all of the marriage talk. She managed to not publicly pressure him into marrying her for a while, then during a recent show, she referred to Rich as her “husband.” Last week, Rich appeared on CBS’s morning show and the panel pressed him on whether or not he’s married to one of the most famous singers in the world. He didn’t want to confirm anything.

Rich Paul is responding to rumors that he and Adele are married. The Klutch Sports Group CEO, 41, told Gayle King during an appearance on CBS Mornings on Monday that the singer, 35, has “been great,” adding, “I think she would agree that we definitely helped each other.”

“We’re in a good space. Happy,” he continued. “She’s superb.”

“We’ve been great for each other,” Paul said, noting that he wasn’t getting into specifics because he’s “not the type of person” to put his personal life out in the open.

“It’s not for the media. It’s not for paparazzi. It’s for us,” he explained.

King then tried to subtly get at the rumors the couple is now married, asking Paul, “When I see her, should I say ‘Hi, Mrs. Paul?,’ ” to which he replied, “You can say whatever you want,” with a laugh.

[From People]

It’s even worse in video form, which I’ve added below. Like… you’ve been dating this woman for two and a half years and you can’t say whether or not you’ve married her? You’re living with this woman and HER CHILD and you can’t clear up the language about your relationship? I was on Rich’s side about Adele turning up to an awards show wearing a diamond ring and insinuating that she was engaged – that was legitimately a bonkers move on her part if Rich had not proposed to her or given her that ring (and it appears that he did not). But his reticence to publicly claim his lady is super-shady, in my opinion. His argument that he doesn’t want to get too personal about his private life… the man is literally promoting his memoir!!

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Cover Images, Adele’s IG.

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  1. Naye in va says:

    “She’s been great for me” yea okay. Time to move on Adele. So much in that statement.
    If this is all they want from each other, great. But she’s made it clear that’s not the case

  2. Slush says:

    I understand being cagey at first when you’re famous. But we’re almost 3 years in here. They’re not asking for day to day details, just are you married or not?

    Really shady he won’t just answer that. Seems to me that he wants to keep his options open

  3. Lala11_7 says:

    There’s a guy on Tiktok who does this skit waving a HUGE red flag regarding videos folks post on relationship situations…and he would be SO APPROPRIATE HERE! Seriously he reminds me of the BULK of the males I’ve met in my life who are so emotionally DAMAGED & stagnant that trying to build a relationship with them is like building a house on quicksand…great fodder for an emotionally charged album…but a HORRIFIC way to live your life…😠

  4. He acts like she is his dirty little secret instead of the person he is living with. It gives me vibes of Jamie Foxx when he was dating Katie Holmes.

    • Persephone says:

      Rumor was that Jamie Foxx & Katie Holmes had to keep their relationship a secret for 5 years as a part of a divorce agreement between her and Tom Cruise. They came out publicly 5 years to the day of her divorce.

  5. ML says:

    If they can meet in the middle and be happy with that, fine.
    Otherwise Adele is too much and Rich Paul is not enough.

  6. Mighty mouse says:

    I don’t know much about his personality – whether he has in the past worn his heart on his sleeve – but if he prefers to be private about their relationship, I can understand why he’s not gushing and giving answers away..?

    • BlueSky says:

      I was thinking this too. He’s probably tired of all the questions and probably doesn’t want to be known as “Mr. Adele” now had he gushed about the relationship he would have been accused of exploiting their relationship to sell books. Maybe he’s feeling pressure to marry her????

      • Yup, Me says:

        If they are not married pr engaged, her behavior is certainly looking like pressure.

        Or Khloe Kardashian level 5 clinger vibes.

      • MoonTheLoon says:

        If someone was acting like she is towards me, I wouldn’t be singing from the rooftops either. Because I might have to nope out soon, if I hadn’t been smart enough to do it already. Maybe he doesn’t want to become fodder for her next album?

  7. Kate says:

    If she’s ok with him being private and dodging what seems like a basic question – and I mean genuinely ok with it – then fine. Otherwise, get yourself a Travis Kelce, Adele! Find someone who will vocally adore you if that’s what you want. You deserve that!

    • Slush says:

      This. Very much.

      Unfortunately nothing that I know about Adele leads me to believe she’s ok with it. The engagement ring stunt is enough to prove it as well.

  8. @BelizeEmpower says:

    Really irritated how that white reporter invoked black speak by saying, “It’s for y’all” when no one present, black or white, were speaking in black vernacular. Some white folks just don’t know when to keep their subtle racism out of their mouths. Rich Paul is very well spoken, he was on live tv, not with his homies, so why throw that in there? SMDH

    • Slush says:

      While I think you’re right to be sensitive to that, in this specific case, it was Nate, a black man, who said that. The camera just wasn’t on him (you see the camera move to him in case he says more). Tony had stopped talking at that point, which you can see in the video.

    • JustStop says:

      Y’all has been common usage among all people in the southern US regardless of heritage for more than a century (not sure which racial group started it), and it’s grown nationwide as a casual construction over the past 40 years. I don’t think it’s a good example of racistly employing black vernacular.

    • bisynaptic says:

      It’s not Black speak, per se; it’s Southern. My jr. high school homeroom teacher would say y’all. She was White. And I use y’all, because I got used to it—and we need a second person plural.

  9. s808 says:

    I….did not get good vibes from this. Idk, there’s a way to be passionate about your partner without divulging any private information about your relationship. He sounds like he’s talking about his neighbor or employee and not the woman he’s been with and living with for going on 3 years. Hopefully Adele knows his heart but yeah warning bells kinda went off for me.

    • Slush says:

      You hit what I was feeling. It’s not that he doesn’t want to talk about his relationship, plenty of celebs don’t, and I think that should be respected. It’s that what he *did* say didn’t sound especially…. idk how to put it? Loving? Like you said, sounds like he’s talking about a neighbor.

  10. Gina says:

    I got the same vibe as back in the day when Tiffany Haddish was dating Common & she was gushing while he was like “I like her”.

  11. tamsin says:

    Whether or not he is annoyed with Adele, the way he answers the questions objectifies and disrespects her.

  12. Saucy&Sassy says:

    I know a little about Adele and I like her. I know nothing about Rich Paul. I think this is the first time I’ve seen a clip of an interview with him. So, what I see is someone who is REALLY uncomfortable talking about his relationship. He does say she’s superb. Also, I caught a short comment when he said he doesn’t want comments out there that “he said this” or “he said that”. Again, I know nothing about him, but this sounded like someone who did not want to talk about his relationship at all.

    • Mighty mouse says:

      That’s my point too. @saucy
      Maybe he just doesn’t want his quotes ‘out there’
      BUT I also agree he wasn’t overly enthused with his responses, so that’s a bit concerning.
      I just hope he and Adele are happy with where they are. She is such an honest and cool chick, I love her.

    • MoonTheLoon says:

      I agree. These interviews can get quite invasive and a boundary needs to be drawn sometimes. He’s not denying he’s dating her at all. What I did see was someone politely drawing a boundary. I would have been like, “When did that become y’all’s business, exactly?” Because any other thing he might have said on the fly could have been misconstrued by Herself and turned into her new single. 🙄