Adele Addresses Engagement Rumors: "I Just Love High-End Jewelry"
Don't mistake Adele's latest choice of accessories for a formal engagement. Following rumors that she and boyfriend Rich Paul got engaged, the "30" singer set the record straight about the status of their relationship in her September cover story for Elle. "I'm just in loooove! I'm happy as I'll ever be," she told the outlet. She later added: "I'm not engaged. I just love high-end jewelry, boy!"
At the 2022 Brit Awards on Feb. 8, Adele posed for photos on the red carpet wearing a massive pear-shaped diamond ring on that finger, leading some to believe Paul had popped the big question. The gorgeous ring had the rumor mill buzzing with speculation, but it's not the first time Adele's jewelry has sparked engagement rumors, as her chic gold ring in November 2021 also left us wondering. Adele had a cheeky response to her engagement rumors during an appearance on "The Graham Norton Show" on Feb. 11. "Would I ever tell anyone if I was or wasn't?" she asked. Touché.
Adele and Paul sparked dating rumors in July 2021 when they attended an NBA Finals game before making their relationship Instagram official the following month. The Grammy-winning icon later gushed about her romance with the sports agent in her October British Vogue cover story. "Yes, we're together," she said, noting they're "very happy."
In September 2021, E! News reported that a source close to the "Easy on Me" singer said the two were "very much in love." The source added, "Their relationship has become more serious in the last few months."
Since then, Adele and Paul have moved in together and even enjoyed a romantic Italian getaway trip in July. Does that mean marriage is in their future, too? Only time will tell. Read ahead for more on how Adele has dodged the couple's engagement rumors.