Are wedding bells in the air for Adele? During Weekend 27 of her Weekends with Adele residency, the Grammy-winning “Easy On Me” singer turned down a fan’s marriage proposal and referred to boyfriend Rich Paul as her “husband” — and she did it all in less than 15 seconds.
In a one-on-one moment in the middle of the audience, a fan asks Adele, “Can I marry you?” “You can’t marry me, I’m straight my love,” Adele quipped in response. “And my husband’s here tonight.” When the fan pressed whether or not she could give the marriage a try, Adele hilariously replied, “No, I don’t wanna try. You’re crazy, leave me alone,” as the audience erupted into laughter.
In 2021, Adele started dating sports agent Rich Paul, her first publicly confirmed long-term relationship following her divorce from charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki, which was finalized three years after the “Someone Like You” first filed the petition in 2019.
Billboard has reached out to Adele’s reps for comment.
This is just the most recent flurry of headlines a Weekend with Adele concert has unleashed. A few weeks ago (Aug. 26), Adele stopped her show and scolded security after they repeatedly bothered a fan for standing up and enjoying the show. “Why are you all bothering him?” she asked. “Can you leave him alone, please? They won’t bother you anymore, darling. You enjoy the show. Leave him alone.”
Adele will play her final Weekends with Adele show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Nov. 4, 2023.
Adele has earned five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 from 25 career entries, including “Rolling In the Deep” (seven weeks) “Set Fire to the Rain” (two weeks) and “Easy On Me” (10 weeks). On the Billboard 200, she has notched three No. 1 albums: 2011’s 21 (24 weeks), 2015’s 25 (10 weeks), 2021’s 30 (six weeks).
Watch the full exchange between Adele and a marriage-minded fan below.