Adele and Rich Paul's Relationship Timeline

The "Easy on Me" singer and sports agent first went public with their romance in July 2021. Take a look back at their relationship timeline

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Adele has found love again!

Over the past year, the "Easy on Me" singer has sparked a romance with sports agent Rich Paul.

Though the couple first met at a party a few years ago, they began dating a bit later and took their relationship public in the summer of 2021.

Since then, they have given us a few glimpses of their sweet bond.

In addition to going Instagram official and making appearances together at various NBA games, Adele has talked about Paul in a handful of interviews.

Take a look back at their relationship timeline ahead.

July 2021: Adele and Rich Paul spark romance rumors

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During the NBA Finals, the duo made their first public appearance together as they watched the game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns.

Shortly after, a source confirmed to PEOPLE that the two were an item and have been dating for "a few months." ESPN's Brian Windhorst also confirmed their relationship status on The Lowe Post, telling listeners Paul brought "his girlfriend to the game to sit next to LeBron."

Sept. 19, 2021: Adele and Rich Paul go Instagram official

In September 2021, Adele accompanied Paul to NBA star Anthony Davis and Marlen P's wedding in Los Angeles. Following the ceremony, Adele documented the fun night with a series of photos on Instagram, including a snapshot of her and Paul cuddled up in the photo booth. Though she didn't tag Paul in the post, she did caption it with a red heart.

October 2021: Adele reveals how she met Rich Paul

In candid interviews with Vogue and British Vogue for their November 2021 cover stories, Adele briefly opened up about her relationship with Paul.

"Rich just incredibly arrived," she said about her boyfriend. "I don't feel anxious or nervous or frazzled. It's quite the opposite. It's wild." In the interview, she also revealed that the two originally met at a party a couple of years before, when she joked to him, while "a bit drunk," "Do you want to sign me? I'm an athlete now."

"He's great. He's so f—ing funny. He's so smart, you know," she added.

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Oct. 19, 2021: Adele and Rich Paul have a date night at NBA season opener

The duo made another courtside appearance together as they attended the NBA season opener in a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Nov. 6, 2021: Adele brings Rich Paul along for the filming of An Audience with Adele

Following a taping of An Audience with Adele at the London Palladium, which marked Adele's first U.K. performance in four years, the two were spotted making a quick exit together in a car.

Nov. 14, 2021: Adele gushes about Rich Paul to Oprah

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During her CBS special with Oprah Winfrey, titled Adele One Night Only, the singer opened up about her bond with Paul.

"He's just hilarious. Oh, he's so funny, he's hilarious, yeah. And very smart. You know, he's very, very smart. It's quite incredible watching him do what he does," she said.

She also shared that this relationship is the first time she's "loved myself and been open to loving and being loved by someone else."

"It's just timing," she added. "But it'd be interesting to see what my reaction is like in general to anything that hurts me now that I feel so secure in myself, and I'm talking outside of romance as well."

Jan. 7, 2022: Adele and Rich Paul share a laugh at NBA game

The two looked super giggly as they attended a basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks and the Los Angeles Lakers in January 2022.

Feb. 1, 2022: Adele shuts down Rich Paul breakup rumors

As Adele teased her performance at the BRIT Awards in an Instagram post, she seemingly addressed breakup rumors surrounding her and Paul.

"Hiya, so I'm really happy to say that I am performing at the Brits next week!! Anddddd I'll also be popping in to see Graham for a chat on the couch while I'm in town too! I'm looking forward to it!" she wrote before adding, "Oh, and Rich sends his love ♥️"

Feb. 8, 2022: Adele sparks engagement rumors at the BRIT Awards

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While attending the BRIT Awards on Feb. 8, Adele sparked engagement rumors as she was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her ring finger.

Feb. 11, 2022: Adele subtly responds to engagement rumors

While on The Graham Norton Show on Feb. 11, 2022, the singer played coy about engagement rumors when the television host pointed out the massive diamond on her left ring finger.

"As if I would ever tell anyone if I was or wasn't," she answered, referencing her jewelry. "It's lovely though, isn't it?"

Feb. 20, 2022: Adele and Rich Paul step out for a basketball game

The duo kept the engagement rumors going as they stepped out together for the NBA's All-Star Game on Feb. 20, 2022. They were photographed sitting courtside and holding hands as they watched game.

May 11, 2022: Adele shares photos with Rich Paul on Instagram

Following her birthday on May 5, Adele shared a handful of sweet photos with Paul on her Instagram alongside the caption, "Time flies 💋 ✨ ♥️." The final photo in the gallery shows the singer holding a fortune cookie that reads, "You have found good company — enjoy."

May 22, 2022: Adele and Rich Paul cozy up during the NBA Eastern Conference finals

Agent Rich Paul and Adele attend Game Two of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Dallas Mavericks at Chase Center on May 20, 2022 in San Francisco, California.
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The duo was spotted sitting courtside at Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals on May 22. Throughout the game, the couple was spotted smiling and laughing with each other as they watched the Golden State Warriors play against the Dallas Mavericks.

June 11, 2022: Rich Paul talks about having more kids

During an interview with E! News, the sports agent hinted at the possibility of expanding his family as he discussed having "more kids" and being "an older dad."

"As a young dad, growing a business, it was pretty tough," he told the publication. "But now looking as an older dad and my kids being much older, and obviously, if I was to have more kids ... I'm looking forward to being a different dad, a more patient dad."

June 19, 2022: Adele and Rich Paul have a dinner date in L.A.

In June, the couple was spotted having dinner at Mother Wolf in L.A. "She seemed to be having a great time and was leaning into Rich here and there," a source told PEOPLE, adding, "They stayed for a while and were joined by another friend at one point" before the couple"went out a back exit."

June 25, 2022: Adele and Rich Paul attend Kevin Love and Kate Bock's wedding

Adele and Paul were among some of the star-studded guests at Kevin Love and Kate Bock's wedding ceremony at the New York City Public Library on June 25.

July 19, 2022: Adele and Rich Paul vacation in Italy

In July, the couple was spotted on vacation in Porto Cervo, Italy. The two were seen by each other's side as they relaxed on a yacht with friends.

Aug. 15, 2022: Adele says she's "obsessed" with Rich Paul

In her cover story for ELLE's September issue, the singer briefly opened up about her relationship with Paul. "I've never been in love like this. I'm obsessed with him," Adele told the magazine.

When asked by ELLE if she would ever want to remarry, after divorcing ex Simon Konecki in 2019 — with whom she shares son Angelo — the star replied, "Yes, absolutely."

"I definitely want more kids," Adele explained. "I'm a homemaker and I'm a matriarch, and a stable life helps me with my music. But right now, all I got in my brain is [my upcoming Las Vegas residency]. I wanna f---ing nail it."

Oct. 17, 2022: Adele and Rich Paul double date with Kevin Hart and his wife Eniko

The two couples attended an event for the watch brand Audemars Piguet in L.A. Adele wore a black turtleneck dress, while Paul donned a black sweater and slacks.

"We drank @grancoramino and talk time pieces all night….my type of party!!!!!" Hart captioned a photo of the four friends on Instagram.

Oct. 26, 2022: Adele says "making special time" for Rich Paul makes her happy

During "Happy Hour with Adele" — a live stream event for the premiere of her "I Drink Wine" music video — a fan asked: "What are some things you've been doing lately that have been making you happy?"

The singer listed online shopping, her dogs and a phone app in response, before giving a special nod to her sports agent boyfriend.

"And then making special time for Rich," Adele said. "The [NBA] season just started, and I'm actually a really big basketball fan, thank god."

Dec. 17, 2022: Adele serenades Rich Paul during Las Vegas show

Paul celebrated his 41st birthday with Adele in Las Vegas. The "Someone Like You" singer took a few moments during her concert at Caesars Palace to sing "Happy Birthday" to the sports agent, who was in the audience.

"I love you more than life itself — we wish you happy birthday," Adele said from the stage.

Feb. 5, 2023: Adele and Rich Paul attend the Grammys together

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In February 2023, Adele and Paul made a rare public appearance together as they attended the 2023 Grammy Awards, where the singer won best pop solo performance for "Easy on Me." Though they didn't walk the red carpet together, they did pose for a handful of photos inside the event.

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