LeBron James’ agent and business partner Rich Paul is reportedly dating worldwide singing sensation Adele.
News of the pair’s relationship was seemingly broken by ESPN NBA insider Brian Windhorst during a podcast about Game 5 of the 2021 NBA Finals on Saturday night.
Windhorst said “Rich Paul brought his girlfriend to the game to sit next to LeBron, his gf is Adele”… he said it’s their 1st public appearance. 😳😳 pic.twitter.com/0cmNVip2vh
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“Rich Paul, his agent, brings his girlfriend to the game to sit next to LeBron,” Windhorst said.
“His girlfriend is Adele. Rich Paul is at the game with Adele. LeBron is watching the game with Adele. This is the first time that they’ve come out in public together. So this will be all over the tabloids, especially in England tomorrow.”
Paul and Adele being together at Game 5 aligns with a recent profile of Paul by Isaac Chotiner of the New Yorker.
“One afternoon in Beverly Hills, Paul and I walked into his living room with Mendelsohn. ‘She was over yesterday,’ Paul said. Mendelsohn clarified whom he meant, dropping the name of a major pop star. ‘Doing what?’ he asked. ‘Hanging out,’ Paul replied.”
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Now the “superstar” in question has a face.
Adele finalized her divorce with now-ex-husband Simon Konecki earlier this year, so her moving on with Paul makes some sense in that regard.
Given how much money Paul has made James, it’s no surprise that he is now rolling in the sort of circles that might lead to him getting cozy with Adele. And while the Adele-Paul romance still isn’t the most interesting relationship to come out of these NBA Finals, it’s definitely a fascinating one in its own right.