Adele wowed the audience at the BRIT Awards on Thursday, not just with her performance but also with the stunning jewels she wore on the red carpet.
Adele is currently dating Rich Paul, whom she’s been seeing since at least July 2021, when they were photographed together at a basketball game (though a source told Us Weekly at the time that they’d been dating for months before that).
With her handmade velvet Armani Privé gown with a glittering, dotted tulle neckline and train, the celebrity singer, who won the BRIT for Song of the Year for her megahit “Easy On Me,” made mouths drop.
She wore the ensemble with Lorraine Schwartz drop diamond earrings and a massive pear shaped diamond ring worn on her left hand just above her “Paradise” tattoo, styled by Jamie Mizrahi (who has been working closely with the icon on her 30 album press tour).
“When they go out, he’s really shy and keeps a low profile, but Adele is highly gregarious,” a source told the site. “Because the individuals they hang out with already know them both, they don’t have to introduce them, which is possibly why no one noticed their relationship sooner.”
Adele recently spoke up to Vogue about her romance, claiming Rich is “just so fucking funny” and that she “doesn’t feel frightened, nervous, or harried.” It’s the polar opposite. It’s incredible…. I’m a 33-year-old divorced mother with a 13-year-old kid who is in control. Someone who isn’t sure where they are or what they want is the last thing I need. I have a clear idea of what I desire. And I’m quite clear about what I don’t want.”
The little meteor on her ring finger sparked a lot of social media speculation, with many fans guessing that the singer is likely confirming that she’s engaged to her sports agent boyfriend Rich Paul. Adele is wearing a ring from Lorraine Schwartz’s line, according to a spokesman for the designer.
the media really tried to say there was trouble in paradise, and now miss Adele pops out engaged to be married IKTRRR 🗣🗣🗣 https://t.co/2wvJ80e4sl— 🍎🪐Bushi³⁰💿🪐🍎 (@bubblegumbusa) February 8, 2022
Adele and Paul made their relationship public on Instagram in September, the same month a source told Timesread.com the couple was “becoming more serious.”
“She’s having a good time dating Rich. They spend a significant amount of time together. Adele appears to be in a good mood “Added the insider.
So, what did the Internet think of Adele’s BRIT Awards bling?
“Adele makes her first red carpet appearance in five years at the BRIT AWARDS, tight and fitted in an Armani Privé bespoke black velvet and tulle gown — with a visible ring on her finger! Is she… uh… engaged?, “Evan Ross Katz, a writer, fashion journalist, and media personality, captioned his Instagram photo of the actress, which has now received more than 8,149 likes.
Adele’s comeback to the BRIT awards after a 5-year break is her first public appearance since suddenly cancelling her Las Vegas residency Weekends with Adele on Thursday.
The singer, on the other hand, was in excellent spirits at her BRITs homecoming, and joked with reporters on the carpet that she was looking forward to getting McDonald’s after the performance. She, too, was honored with a few accolades.
“First and foremost, I had no idea there were so many songs nominated; I can’t believe a piano ballad won against so many bangers,” she stated as she accepted the medal for Song of the Year for “Easy on Me.” “Thank you a lot. It’s always a joy to visit with you. Coming home is always a pleasure for me. From the time I was a small foetus, the BRITs have been a huge part of my career.”
The singer confirmed in late January that her Las Vegas residency, which was set to run from January 21 to April 16, will be postponed. She shared the heartbreaking news on Instagram, apologizing to her supporters and saying that her team has been “up against so much,” including all of COVID’s limitations.
The announcement of her residency, which will take place at Caesars Palace’s Colosseum, came shortly after the release of her fourth studio album, 30.
However, on Feb. 1, she confirmed that her appearance at the BRIT Awards was still planned, writing on Instagram that she was “very delighted” to be performing.
Despite speculations that their romance was on the rocks, she used the post to reaffirm that she and Paul, who have been dating since last spring, are still very much together.
Adele closed her Instagram message with the cheeky phrase “Rich sends his love,” alongside a shot of herself holding up a hearts playing card.