Adele has opened up about the moment she met her boyfriend Rich Paul and how he has changed her perspective on love.
The Easy On Me singer offered a rare insight into her relationship with Rich Paul during CBS’ Adele One Night Only special on Nov. 14.
The Grammy-award winning singer in the interview also revealed the moment she met her sports agent boyfriend; she said, “I met him at a birthday party, we were on the dance floor.”
Describing their initial meeting to Oprah Winfrey, she said, “And then we met a couple years later. We went out for dinner, which he says was a business meeting, and I’m like, ‘A business meeting about what?’ And then it was the first time we hung out on our own. Without friends, and I think that was a natural way that people would meet each other in real life.”
“He’s just hilarious. He’s so funny,” she shared. “And very smart. Very, very smart. It’s quite incredible watching him do what he does and just the easiness of it and very smooth.”
Referring to her lead single from her upcoming album 30, she added that “He’s making it easy on me.”
Adele and Rich Paul first sparked romance rumours in July— four months after she finalized her divorce from Simon Konecki.
The duo made their love Instagram official in September after months of being spotted out on date nights.
She also shared why this love is different from past relationships. “[It’s] the first time I’ve loved myself and been open to loving and being loved by someone else,” she revealed. “Yeah, by arriving and turning up. Maybe I’m getting a different version of him as well. It’s just timing.”
She continued: “It will be interesting to see what my reaction is like in general to anything that hurts me at all now that I feel so secure in myself and I’m talking outside of romance as well. It will be interesting to see how close I’ll let it come to me.”
“I don’t treat [love] like a game anymore,” she said. “You know that thing that, ‘You’re going to hurt me, so I’m gonna hurt you first?’ I’m not like that anymore.” Instead, she said she’s looking for “Peace of mind and stability. I don’t have to expect someone else to give me stability. I can also be stable by myself. A solid house that doesn’t blow over in a storm.”