Adele might be walking out of quarantine with a new romance.
On Saturday (July 17), the pop titan and LeBron James' NBA agent Rich Paul were seen sitting side by side at Game 5 of the NBA Finals and their seatmates were quick to notice their appearance at the game. It's easy to assume that the sighting was just a platonic outing, but ESPN’s Brian Windhorst confirmed that they two are indeed dating one another during his The Lowe Post. "Rich Paul, [LeBron James’] agent, brings his girlfriend to the game sitting next to LeBron. His girlfriend is Adele. Rich Paul is at the game with Adele," Windhorst said during the late-night episode. "This is the first time they’ve come out in public together, so this will be all over the tabloids, especially in England tomorrow."
While Adele has been single for some time since officially divorcing ex-husband Simon Konecki, Paul has reportedly been on the market since splitting from jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer. They two dated in 2019.
Earlier this year, Adele and Konecki reached the end of their divorce process by firming out the custody details. As per court documents obtained by TMZ, the pair decided on sharing joint legal and physical custody of their eight-year-old son, Angelo, with neither party needing to pay spousal support. The singer also reportedly agreed not to write material about her romance with Konecki to protect Angelo. "Heartbreak has helped Adele shift records over the years but this split is quite different," a source told The Sun. "They're both aware their son Angelo should be protected and that's why Adele has agreed not to sing about their relationship."